Charlie Pond

Charlie Pond

Your Full Name: Charles J. Pond

Years in CCISD: 37

Subdivision/Neighborhood: Wedgwood

Occupation: Retired Consultant

Spouse's Name: Vira J. (Jody) Pond

Children: Whitney, Ashley, Tenley, and Taylor

Why did you choose to live in CCISD?
After researching cities, neighborhoods, opportunities and school districts, CCISD was the best choice for us and our children.

Are you currently a CCISD volunteer? If so, what school(s)?
I participate in functions and events all over the district.

List your participation in CCISD schools and/or district parent clubs, business partnerships and/or committees:
I serve holiday meals at multiple schools. I am a member of the Friendswood and League City chambers of commerce. I belong to several PTAs including SEPTA.

Include any other areas in which you have supported CCISD not included in the previous question:
Proudly served on the following committees and organizations : Policy, Finance Director's citizens financial group, board finance and audit, executive, legislative and external, district planning, citizens facilities assessment, citizens bond, CCISD bond, Texas Association of School Boards, Gulf Coast Association of School Boards, Galveston County Legislative Consortium and as a Fellow of the Center for reform of School Boards.

List any community organizations in which you are currently involved in, including any offices currently or previously held:
Previously served as President of the original Special Needs Parents Association.

Considering your skills and talents, what positive contribution would you make as a member of the Board of Trustees?
I have nine years experience doing the work of the board, which gives me insight and understanding of CCISD. Board experience includes - finance, purchasing, policy, planning, contracts and data analysis. I am a strong advocate for all students receiving a quality education that will serve them in the future - either college or the work force. I am a strong advocate for public education in Texas and for every child in CCISD.

What roles do trustees play in affecting student success?
Working with the board and the administration in setting the Core Values and Strategic Plan. Giving the Superintendent clear and concise goals yearly and following up to see that those goals are met. Having a transparent balanced budge. Funding CTE, fine arts, and extracurricular programs.

What critical challenges face the district, and what are possible solutions to address those issues?
Working to bring the proper funding to public education , with local control and accountability. Looking forward to address growth and the influx of children, and making certain the children have proper facilities. Working with the entire board and the Superintendent to have a team of eight that has the best interest of the children and the citizens always in the forefront.

Please provide campaign website and/or contact information: www.pond4ccisd.com -- cell - 281-650-4982 -- cpond11@aol.com

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