First, Paul Saldaña's observation:
AISD's student demographic profile consists of nearly 83,000 students. Minority students represent 75% of the total AISD population. The largest single Minority group are Latino students at nearly 60%, followed by African-Americans at 8%, then 7% other Minorities. In addition, nearly 28% or over 23,000 are Limited Englsh Proficient students. We currently have 100 languages spoken in our schools and serve refugees from 42 Countries.
2000-2002: 3 Minorities Trustees: Valdez(H/L), Montoya (H/L), Edelen (AA)
2002-2004: 3 Minorities Trustees: Valdez(H/L), Montoya(H/L) and Bradley (AA)
2004-2006: 3 Minorities Trustees: Valdez(H/L), Montoya(H/L) & Bradley (AA)
2006-2008: 4 Minorities Trustees Bradley(AA), Moya(H/L), Torres(H/L) & Montoya(H/L)
2008-2010: 5 Minorities Trustees: Guzman(H/L), Torres(H/L),Brister(H/L), Moya(H/L) & Bradley(AA)
2010-2012: 6 Minorities Trustees: Barksdale(AA), Moya(H/L), Bradley(AA), Torres(H/L), Brister(H/L) & Guzman(H/L)
2012-2014: 5 Minorities Trustees: Barksdale(AA), Bradley(AA), Moya(H/L), Torres(H/L) & Hinojosa(H/L)
2014-2016: 3 Minorities Trustees: Hinojosa(H/L), Gordon(AA) & Saldaña (H/L)
*Legend: H/L-Hispanic/Latino, AA-African-American
Depending on the outcome of the upcoming November 2016 AISD Board Elections, in 2017, the AISD Board of Trustees could potentially only include 2 Minority Trustees, Dr. Ted Gordon (African-American) & Paul Saldaña (Latino)** out of 9 seats.
**African-American Andy Anderson running in AISD Dist 2 against Jayme Mathias (Anglo) and Latino candidate David Quintanilla running in open At-large Position 8 (seat to be vacated by Hinojosa) against Cindy Anderson (Anglo). #Equity
My response to Board Member Paul Saldaña commentary on a potential "20-Year First"