May 2022 Candidates
Previous Recent Election Results
Golden Penny Election
Voters approve Golden Penny Election
HPISD teachers and staff will receive a compensation increase for each of the next three years, thanks to the overwhelming approval (approx. 77%-22%, unofficial final cumulative results) of the Golden Penny Election held Nov.2. Voters who live within HPISD approved the election authorizing the school district to access 4 “golden pennies,” which are not subject to Recapture by the State of Texas, to supplement the school district’s budget to address staff compensation. Even with approval of the golden pennies, property tax rates for homeowners who live within HPISD will decrease to a five-year low. Read the full story here.
Golden Penny Election (VATRE) information can be found here.
May 2021 HPISD School Board Election Information
The Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members, each of whom has been elected to serve a three-year term. School board members are entrusted with the responsibility of setting policy and promoting educational excellence for Highland Park ISD and receive no compensation. While candidates run for specific places, they do not represent specific geographical areas. To be elected to the Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees, a candidate must receive a plurality of votes, meaning more votes than any other candidate for that place (except as otherwise provided by law). Election Day is the first Saturday each May. Dallas County registered voters may now vote at any vote center.
In May 2021 election places 1 and 2 were up for election. Also, the unexpended one-year term for place 3 was up for election.
Doug Woodward 4,845 (58%) *
Kelli Macatee 3,509 (42%)
Maryjane Bonfield 7,009 *
Bryce Benson 7,002 *
May 2021 Candidates
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