Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees postpones May 2 election due to COVID-19 pandemic (3/24/2020)
March 24, 2020 – The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees has taken unanimous action to postpone the May 2 Board Election amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, citing public health concerns and the District’s long-term closure. The Board held its regularly-scheduled March 23 Business meeting via videoconference, with all Board members participating remotely due to the District’s current closure.
“In this time of uncertainty, we as a Board have to take actions to protect our community and do whatever we can to help minimize the spread of this virus,” said Board President Jason Burdine.
“We are heeding the advice of Governor Greg Abbott and our local partners in limiting our public interactions to the greatest extent possible, and our schools are closed at least until April 10. With this in mind, we are moving forward with the formal process to postpone the May election, as previously recommended by Governor Abbott. We recognize that this is an unprecedented time of uncertainty for our state and we must work together to do our part.”
The election for Fort Bend ISD Trustee Positions 1, 4 and 5 were previously planned to occur on May 2, 2020, the uniform election date established by statute. During an April Board meeting, the Board will consider a formal postponement order, formally postponing the election until the November general election.