San Benito CISD considers moving elections to November

SAN BENITO — The school district doesn’t have an election this May, but that hasn’t stopped them from prepping when they do occur in 2017.

Specifically, the date on which to vote.

Normally elections are held in May to fill the school board member positions, which are on a three-year rotating basis.

But on Tuesday night, school board members considered a change that would move the elections from May to November.

If moved, the new date would also extend the terms of those in office.

When it came time to vote on the agenda item, trustee Hector Leal made a motion to table the concept.

“I just think it needs more consideration,” he said.

Vice President Oscar Medrano seconded the motion and the board unanimously voted to table the decision for another meeting.

Leal also suggested meeting with city officials to get their point of view on the change.

“I think we should also run a survey to see what the community thinks,” he said.

Four school board trustees’ terms will expire in 2017.

They include Arnold Padilla in place 4, Hector G. Leal in place 5, Oscar Medrano in place 6 and Angel Mendez in place 7.

The others terms expire in 2018.