School Board Candidate and Election Information
Grand Prairie ISD Board Elections
Grand Prairie ISD has a new election system. Five of the Trustee positions will be elected from single member districts, and the other two positions will be elected “at-large.” Map of the single member district boundaries.
Candidates for single member district positions must reside within the boundaries of that district. Candidates for at-large positions may live anywhere within the boundaries of the Grand Prairie ISD.
Duties of the Board
Operating within the legal parameters of the state and federal constitutions, statutes, courts and administrative agencies, the Board is charged with the responsibility of providing the finest educational program possible for the students in the District. School trustees make all final decisions regarding the school district priorities, policies, personnel, textbooks, expenditures and growth management. Trustees adopt a budget which is necessary to maintain and operate the schools, levy taxes to support the budget and submit bond issues to the citizens of the District to finance construction projects.
Board Policy BBA Legal
To be eligible for, or elected or appointed to, the office of Trustee, a person must meet the eligibility requirements. Check for Eligibility Requirements.
What Positions are up for Election?
Members of the Grand Prairie ISD Board of Trustees serve a three-year term.
May 2018: Single Member District 1, Single Member District 5
May 2019: Single Member District 6, At-Large Place 7
May 2020: Single Member District 2, At-Large Place 3, Single Member District 4
Applications for a Place on the Ballot
Grand Prairie residents interested in running for School Board may pick up a candidate application packet from the Election Coordinator’s office beginning Monday, January 7, 2019.
Applications for a place on the Grand Prairie Independent School District Regular Election ballot may be filed beginning Wednesday, January 16, 2019 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019. If interested, please drop off your completed packet in the Election Coordinator’s office during this time period.
2019 Election Notices (Legal Requirements)
- Dallas County Election Information
- Secretary of State Information
- Texas Ethics Commission Information
- Texas Association of School Board
- Early Voting Locations 2019 (Print Version - PDF)