HISD Trustees Decide to Trust District VIII Voters, Call For Election
State Representative Armando Walle appeared before the Houston ISD school board today to argue that rather than an appointment, the trustees should vote for a called election this November to fill Diana Davila's unexpired term.
"We don't like this patron politics," Walle told the board during its workshop session. He said a letter signed by him and 11 other state and local Hispanic leaders was done to make clear "our commitment to transparency."
Walle, as it turned out, wasn't alone in his sentiments. After open discussion, the board voted 8-0 to call the election rather than appoint anyone. Last week, a vote calling for an election failed in a 5-3 vote with only Larry Marshall, Manuel Rodriguez and Carol Mims Galloway supporting it.
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