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May 31, 2017 News
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At the May monthly Board meeting, the Clear Creek Independent School District welcomed two new stakeholder representatives to the Board of Trustees. Chris Reed, representing District 2, and Arturo Sanchez, representing District 3, were sworn in to their new positions before the start of the May 22 meeting. Reed was unopposed for the District 2 seat which was formerly occupied by Win Weber who chose not to seek reelection. Sanchez won the District 3 seat against incumbent Ken Baliker.
Chris Reed, District 2
A former U.S. Army military police officer and paratrooper, Chris Reed currently owns Chris Reed Consulting where he provides local government, business and executive security consulting services. He is also the interim chief of police for the City of Kemah. He brings with him leadership experience gained as City Manager of Nassau Bay and League City Assistant Chief of Police as well as through his service in supporting the missions of many non-profit organizations around the region including the Clear Creek Education Foundation and Communities in Schools and Hope Village, to name a few. Reed also founded the Houston Area Wrestling Foundation which provides athletic opportunities to economically disadvantaged youth in the area.
“I am looking forward to growing our relationships with other local governments and sharing resources to provide an excellent education in the most efficient way possible,” said Reed.
Reed’s leadership has been recognized through many awards including the Melvin Jones Fellowship, Texas’ 2012 Outstanding Local Leader by the Shepperd Leadership Institute of the University of Texas-Permian Basin, and was a finalist for the University of Houston Public Official of the Year in 2015. In 1993 Chris was awarded the Law Enforcement Purple Heart for being shot in the line of duty.
Reed is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Master of Science in criminal justice administration. He also earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from LeTourneau University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Command College. Chris Reed has been married 26 years to his wife and a teacher in CCISD, Jana, and is the father of three children.
Arturo Sanchez, District 3
Arturo Sanchez works at NASA Johnson Space Center in the External Relations Office. As the director of Education and Workforce Development at Texas Instruments (TI) in Dallas from 2006-2012, he led TI's corporate K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs and investments, as well as managed regional strategic university relationships. Sanchez started his career at NASA in 2000, as a graduate cooperative education intern and held positions in education, equal opportunity programs, community and government relations, communications and outreach.
Sanchez volunteers at Brookwood Elementary School through the Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) program and helping in the classroom of English Language Learners. Sanchez worked with school administration and staff as a parent representative to better understand how the Two-Way Immersion program was being implemented at other CCISD schools, before the program launched at Brookwood Elementary in 2017. He served on CCISD’s Citizen’s Facility Advisory Committee which examined and recommended prioritized capital projects to meet the District’s needs for the next three to five years, helping shape CCISD’s 2017 Bond.
He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M International University in Laredo and a Master of Public Service and Administration from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, at Texas A&M University in College Station. Arturo and his wife Jayme are proud parents of a kindergartner and third grader in CCISD.
“I am honored to serve as a trustee with a strong and experienced board,” said Sanchez. “As the son of a lifelong educator and parent of young elementary school students, my life and professional experiences have given me the chance to work as a strategic partner with public education.”
The City of League City is partnering with American Legion Post 554 to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country during a special Memorial Day Ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 29 at Fairview Cemetery, 901 N. Kansas at 10 a.m.
The ceremony will feature a roll call of area servicemen and women who have died while in military service, presentation of the colors, and guest speakers including Mayor Pat Hallisey, American Legion Post 554 Commander Christopher Smith, and John Schoelkopf from Fairview Cemetery.
Nominations are now being accepted for annual awards for Distinguished Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) Alumni, CCISD Superstars and the Dennis Johnson Memorial Small Business Award. Recipients are selected by the Clear Creek Education Foundation.
The City of League City received an update from TxDOT regarding IH-45 closures scheduled for May 5 to 8.
Starting May 5 at 9 p.m., TxDOT will close the southbound lanes of IH-45 from FM 518 to FM 517 to switch traffic lanes to facilitate the reconstruction of IH-45. In addition, northbound lanes on IH-45 from NASA Bypass to Scarsdale are scheduled for intermittent closures throughout the weekend to stripe the new highway. If all goes as planned, lanes are expected to reopen 5 a.m. on Monday, May 8.
The contractor for the Calder Road Improvement Project will be closing Calder Road, from the Dickinson ISD Elementary School to Ervin Street, beginning Monday, April 17, until Monday, April 27, 2017. This road closure in necessary for the construction of the Calder Road Box Culvert Drainage Structure for Magnolia Bayou.
Access to the Bayview Development and Magnolia Creek Baptist Church from the north, and the Dominion Church from the south will remain.
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