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FWISD VOTES

 
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Did you know…

In Fort Worth ISD 9 Trustees Oversee:

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148 schools

82 elementary schools
29 middle schools & 6th grade centers
21 high schools
16 other campuses 

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86,234 students

77.6% economically disadvantaged
30.2% English language learners
8.4% special education
62.4% Hispanic
22.6% African American
11.4% White
1.8 % Asian

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11,700 staff

5,770 teachers
332 campus administrators
3,601 auxiliary staff 
1,908 professional support and aides

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$800 Million Budget

62% instruction
18% instructional support
17% district operations
3% central administration


Research shows that school boards have substantial impact on student outcomes. Voter turnout in the May 2017 municipal elections that included the school board was ONLY 8%, among the lowest in the country.

Your Vote Matters!

This May 4th, Fort Worth City Elections are taking place. Among them, 4 of your Fort Worth ISD school board seats are up for election.

District 2

Candidates Include:

Tobi Jackson (i)

Chad E. McCarty

District 3

Candidates Include:

Cleveland Harris

Quinton Phillips

District 5

Candidates Include:

Carin “CJ” Evans

Carla Morton

District 6

Candidates Include:

Anne Darr

Lisa Saucedo

Sandra A. Shelton

Read more about the elections here.

To find out which trustee district you live in, visit this site. Enter your registered address and find your member at the bottom right, listed as “ISD Seat”.

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Election Timeline:

Deadline to Register to Vote: April 4th, 2019

Early Voting Begins: April 22nd, 2019

Early Voting Ends: April 30th, 2019

Election Day: May 4th, 2019

 

Learn More About Your District

Want to get involved? Leadership ISD can help! Our non-partisan fellows are committed to raising civic capacity around school board elections, encouraging people to get to the polls, and electing trustees that are committed to improving student outcomes.

 
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District 2

March 28th: Meet the Candidates

Time & Location: TBD

April 27th: Early Voting Rally

Time & Location: TBD

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District 3

APRIL: Cupcakes, Candidates and Conversations

Time & Location: TBD

April 27th: Early Voting Rally

Time & Location: TBD

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District 5

March 28Th: Local advocacy network meeting - All are welcome!

Time & Location: 6:45 - 8:00 p.m., 5300 Pershing Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107

April 11th: candidate forum

Time & Location: 6:45 - 8:00 p.m., TBD

April 27th: Early Voting Rally

Time & Location: TBD

may 9th: local advocacy network meeting:“holding our school board accountable” - all are welcome!

Time & Location: 6:45 - 8:00 p.m., 5300 Pershing Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107

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District 6

February 27th: Local advocacy network meeting:“Why are school boards important” - All are welcome!

Time & Location: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., First Congregational Church, 4201 Trail Lake Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76109

March 27th: Local advocacy network meeting - All are welcome!

Time & Location: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., TBD

April 16th: candidate forum

Time & Location: 7:00 p.m., Southwest High School Library

April 27th: Early Voting Rally

Time & Location: TBD

may 7th: local advocacy network meeting, “holding our school board accountable” - all are welcome!

Time & Location: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., First Congregational Church, 4201 Trail Lake Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76109

Questions?

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Contact FWISDVotes@leadershipisd.org to learn more and get involved. 

Interested in becoming a Leadership ISD Fellow and advocating for kids in our community with other change-makers? Learn more here and apply for the Class of 2020 now until April 14th, 2019.