Klein ISD trustees recently swore in one returning member and one newcomer to the district’s board of trustees after each candidate ran unopposed during the Nov. 7 election.

The details

During the board’s Dec. 11 meeting, officials swore in Dustin Qualls as the district’s new trustee for Position 1. The spot was previously held by Georgan Reitmeier, who opted not to run for re-election.

“I am extremely happy to be here,” Qualls said during the meeting. “This has been a 10-year-plus dream of mine to be able to represent the community and work with the leaders of Klein ISD.”

Officials also swore in Doug James for Position 2. James, who has been involved with the district for more than 31 years, was first elected to the board in 2017.

“Thank you to the community for your unwavering support," James said during the meeting.

Following the swearing-in ceremony, the board unanimously approved new officers for 2024. Position 6 trustee Cathy Arellano, Position 4 trustee Dustin Creager and James were appointed to serve as board president, vice president and secretary, respectively. Those positions were previously held by Position 7 trustee Rob Ellis, Arellano and Creager, respectively.

The background

KISD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees. Each member is elected to an at-large position for three years in a nonpartisan election. An election is held each year for either two or three positions.