|Board Member, Houston Independent School District, District 9|
|High school||S.F. Austin High School|
|Bachelor's||Texas Southern University|
|Master's||Texas Southern University|
Mallet-Fontenot attended elementary through high school at HISD schools. She has both her Bachelor's and Master's of Science degrees in Education from Texas Southern University. She is currently a second grade teacher at James H. Law Elementary School.
|Houston Independent School District, District 9, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||W. Clyde Lemon||18.1%||2,040|
|Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013|
As of October 28, 2013, Mallet-Fontenot had received $2,280 in campaign contributions and expended $1,875.81.
Mallet Fontenot stated that the her campaign platforms are pushing for "more teaching, less testing," ensuring "that Distict 9 schools receive their 2012 allocated bond funds," providing "quality, consistent programming that flows from elementary-high school" and improving "the teacher appraisal and development system."
What was at stake?
Five seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Districts 1, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall decided not to run for re-election of District 9.
HISD board members disagree on the best means of using scarce district resources to meet the various needs of the many students enrolled. Regardless of their debate over methodology, candidates from both districts agree that their top priority ought to be maintaining accountability and high standards for their districts. Houston ISD is still struggling with the deep budget cuts in public education imposed in 2011 and adjusting to a narrowly approved tax rate increase. The increase aims to help fund pay raises, as well as the district's Apollo reform program, which allows for specially hired tutors and longer school days. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall of Houston's District 9, did not seeking re-election and is currently under FBI criminal investigation for allegedly taking vendor money.
About the districtHouston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 US Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents. Alief encompasses 36.6 square miles near the southeastern Texas border.
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Houston underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Houston city (%)||Texas (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||43.8||37.6|
|Black or African American||23.7||11.8|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.7||0.7|
|Two or More Races||3.3||2.7|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Coretta + Mallet + Fontenot + Houston + Independent + School + District"
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- Mallet-Fontenot for HISD Board of Trustees District 9
- Houston Independent School District, "2013 Trustee Elections - HISD Board of Education," Accessed November 14, 2013
- Mallet-Fontenot for HISD Board of Trustees District 9 Campaign Platforms, accessed October 4, 2013
- Charles Kuffner, Off the Kuff, "Demagnetized," published October 19, 2013
- Ericka Mellon, The Houston Chronicle, "In close vote, HISD approves 3-cent tax rate increase," published October 11, 2013
- Ericka Mellon, The Houston Chronicle, "Longtime HISD trustee opts not to seek re-election," published August 27, 2013
- Quick Facts Accessed August 19, 2013]