The School Zone: News

The Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees has voted to cancel its scheduled Nov. 3 election for Board Positions No. 1 and No. 2 after the district elections secretary certified that candidates for these two positions were unopposed.

During a recent August 10 Board workshop meeting, Trustees voted unanimously (7-0) to adopt an order cancelling the previously set Nov. 3 election, and to elect unopposed Position No. 1 and No. 2 candidates Josef D. Klam and Chris Gonzalez.

Both Klam and Gonzalez return to the SBISD Board as incumbents.

SBISD’s Elections Secretary Diane Dickens signed and sent to the Board the official certificate of unopposed candidates after the deadlines set for candidates and for write-ins had passed in early August.

The Board’s workshop action follows special meeting action taken on March 30 to postpone the district’s traditional planned May election until Nov. 3 due to health considerations related to possible spread of COVID-19.

That election decision was preceded by a proclamation issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that suspended specific provisions of the Texas Election Code allowing for election postponements during the current pandemic.

After the recent Board workshop vote, a copy of the Order Cancelling Election will be posted at each district polling place that would have been used for the Trustee election if it had occurred.

For more information on the SBISD Board of Trustees, please visit the Board’s site: