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School Board Election

Hempstead Independent School District

School Board Election – May 1, 2021


About the Board of Trustees

The Hempstead ISD Board of Trustees is made up of seven board members who are elected by the citizens of the district to represent the community’s commitment to a strong educational program for the district's children. Trustees are elected each year in May and serve three-year staggered terms. Trustees serve without compensation, must be registered voters and must reside in the district.

Trustees are elected to a specific place on the board (ex. Place 1, Place 2, etc.) although they represent the entire district as a whole. Each year after the election is finalized, the Board elects officers (president, vice president, and secretary) for a one year term.

The next Board of Trustee Election is scheduled for May 1, 2021.  Places 5 and 6 are up for election in 2021.

The school district and other municipalities share the cost of election.


Terms and Election Schedule

Board members shall be elected for three-year terms, with elections conducted annually, as follows:

Positions 5 & 6 - The election for trustees will be held in 2018, 2021, 2024, and in three-year intervals thereafter.

Positions 1, 2 & 3 - The election for trustees will be held in 2019, 2022, 2025, and in three-year intervals thereafter.

Positions 4 & 7 - The election for trustees will be held in 2020, 2023, 2026, and in three-year intervals thereafter.


Elected Officers of Hempstead ISD

Term Expires 2023

Position 4
Stephanie Bush

Position 7
Connie Wawarofsky

Term Expires 2021

Position 5
Ricky Pearce

Position 6
Mildred Jefferson

Term Expires 2022

Position 1
Tressey Wilson

Position 2
Kay Kloecker

Position 3
Albert Garfield

Candidate Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to serve as a school board member, a candidate must be

  • A qualified and registered voter,
  • A resident of the district for six (6) months before the filing deadline, and
  • A resident of the state for 12 months before the filing deadline

For more information see the Election Code Section 141.001.

Application Process

  • Candidate filing period to file application for place on ballot is:
    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 to Friday, February 12, 2021.
  • Applications are available for pick up at Hempstead ISD Administration Building at 1440 13th Street, Hempstead, Texas 77445.
  • All applications filed are public records and open to inspection upon request.
  • Completed forms must be filed at Hempstead ISD Administration Building at 1440 13th Street, Hempstead, Texas 77445.  If filing by mail, applications should be mailed to Hempstead ISD, PO Box 1007, Hempstead, TX 77445.

Candidate’s Guide to Primary and General Elections

The Texas Election Code designates the Secretary of State as the chief election officer of the State of Texas. Click link below to access the Secretary of State website for important election and candidate information.

Click here to access information.


Policy BBA (LEGAL)

Election Highlights

  • First day to file for place on the ballot:
    January 13, 2021
  • Last day to file for place on the ballot:
    February 12, 2021 
  • Early voting begins: Monday, April 19, 2021
  • Last Day of early voting: Tuesday April 27, 2021
  • Election Date: May 1, 2021
  • Polling Locations:
    • Waller County Annex-Road and Bridge (775 Bus. 290, Hempstead, TX)
    • PVAMU Memorial Student Center (Student Lounge, Prairie View, TX)
    • Waller County Community Center (FM 1098, Prairie View, TX)
    • Brookshire Community Center (4027 5th Street, Brookshire, TX)


Anna Davenport
Administrative Assistant to Superintendent/Board
Hempstead ISD
PO Box 1007
Hempstead, TX 77445
(979) 826-3304 ext. 224
Fax (979) 826-5510

Notice and Record of Meeting of Hempstead ISD’s Governing Body

The Board of Trustees usually meet on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the board room of the Central Administration Office at 1440 13th Street, Hempstead, TX 77445. A written notice of regular and special meetings will be posted on the district website and outside the Central Administration Office at least 72 hours before the scheduled meeting time.  Notices, Agendas, and Minutes are recorded in BoardBook and can be accessed at the following link:  Hempstead ISD BoardBook

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