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Elementary and Primary Education
Clear Creek ISD Board of Trustees
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to change the single member district election boundaries for the school board.

The resolution adopts a redistricting plan for the district. Redistricting Map

"Every 10 years public entities must redraw election boundaries based on census information if there is a variance of more than 10 percent from the least populated to the most populated election district,” Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith said. “Data from the 2010 census indicates the there is population variance of more than 10 percent and so new election boundaries must be drawn to equalize the voting population in each single member district.”

The school board voted to cast 550 votes in favor of re-electing Walt Syers and 124 votes for re-electing Gary Jones to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors.  The district carries a total of 674 votes in the election, based on the amount of taxes the district levies.

The votes give Syers a total of 834 votes, the amount needed to secure election to the board.  Jones has a total of 568 votes, after receiving votes from school districts in Hitchcock and Dickinson.

Also on the ballot are incumbents Victor Pierson, David Moss and Emery Williams, II, as well as Evelyn Timmins, Dan Brightwell and Clay Morrison, who were nominated as potential new members of the board.

The school board voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with the City of Friendswood to allow the city to purchase fuel from the district’s Central Support Facility.

The city would purchase fuel for use by its police vehicles from the district.

"An additional $0.07 per gallon on top of fuel cost will be assessed to cover administrative cost, capital needs, and maintenance cost incurred by the district,” Smith said. “This is a temporary measure by the City of Friendswood as they build their own fueling facility.”

The school board voted to approve levying personal property taxes on “goods-in-transit”.

Due to recent legislation approved by the state, goods-in-transit, consisting of goods stored in a public warehouse that is not owned or controlled by the owner of the goods, are exempt from taxation by a local entity unless a public hearing is held and action is taken by the governing board of the local entity.

All action items were approved.  All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda

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