The Klein ISD board of trustees will have one new member and one returning member following the Nov. 7 election as each candidate is running uncontested in their respective races.

In a nutshell

Klein ISD trustees met during an Aug. 29 special-called meeting and voted to opt out of joining Harris County’s joint election in November, saving the district roughly $365,000, board President Rob Ellis said.

The details

KISD officials said newcomer Dustin Qualls will be taking over Position 1 on the district’s board of trustees following the November election. Position 1 Trustee Georgan Reitmeier opted not to run for re-election.

For Position 2, incumbent Doug James will retain his place on the board. James, who has been involved with the district for more than 31 years, was first elected to the board in 2017.

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.