Debra Guerrero

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Trustee - District 3
Ms. Guerrero was selected by the Board on February 20, 2012, to serve an unexpired term and was elected to a full term in May 2013.  She is a fifth generation SAISD resident. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from St. Mary's University, a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law.  Ms. Guerrero previously served two terms on the City Council from 1997 to 2001.  Ms. Guerrero is employed as a local multifamily residential developer and continues to participate in neighborhood and community organizations throughout the City. Ms. Guerrero's current term expires in 2017.


What is a School Board?

The SAISD Board of Trustees, composed of seven District residents, is the school system's policy-making body. Each trustee represents one of seven single-member districts and is elected by voters of that district. Single-member districts were implemented in 1986. Trustees serve four-year terms

The Board's major duties include:

  • Adopting goals and objectives for the District
  • Reviewing and acting on policies
  • Adopting an annual budget and setting the tax rate
  • Electing school personnel as recommended by the superintendent
  • Reporting to the public on the District's progress