The Dickinson Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to approve single-member district configurations for board of trustee elections as part of the redistricting process.
The district held public hearings on December 5-6 regarding the redistricting plan.
According to a news release, the district has a population of 51,434, which should amount to 6,900 to 7,700 residents in each of the seven voting districts.
“Dickinson ISD has seen tremendous growth during the past decade, especially on the west side of Interstate 45,” said the news release. “The increased population means the district currently has more than 12,000 residents in one board district, while the smallest district has only 5,700 residents.” News Release
The map balances the districts to approximately 7,200 residents per district. Redistricting Plan Map
The school board voted unanimously to approve a one-time payment to employees. The salary enhancement will consist of a $600 payment to full-time professional employees, and $300 to part-time professional and other staff.
The school board discussed, but took no action regarding board of trustee training credits.
The school board met in executive session to discuss personnel matters. A record of the vote following executive session was unavailable.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda