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Christine Parizo Launches Campaign for Clear Creek ISD Board of Trustees, District 5; Pledges to Pursue Success for Every Student
League City business owner, CCISD parent will advocate to keep schools open,
improve taxpayer accountability
LEAGUE CITY (Jan. 22, 2021) – Today, local education advocate Christine Parizo announced the creation of the “Christine Parizo Student Success Committee,” marking the formal launch of her campaign for a position on the Clear Creek Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.
Christine will be running for the District 5 seat, which stretches across central and west League City. This area includes 10 CCISD campuses and nearly a quarter of the school district’s 42,000 students.
Christine, who today also launched her new campaign website at https://christineforccisd.com, is answering District 5’s call for a reliable, trusted voice to advocate for CCISD students, parents, and taxpayers.
The theme of the campaign, “Success for Every Student,” reflects Christine’s belief that all students deserve the best education the school district can provide. But too often, CCISD has fallen short, in large part because its Board of Trustees has focused on its own misguided priorities instead of the needs of students and families.
“After seeing how the Board of Trustees had dismissed student and parent concerns for years, and talking with so many people in the community who are frustrated with how CCISD is managed, I knew I needed to be part of the solution,” Christine said. “Parents, students, and taxpayers need to know someone is actually listening to them and taking their concerns seriously. The Board of Trustees works for the students, parents, and taxpayers of CCISD, not the other way around.”
During her campaign, Christine will release a series of videos that detail her positions on key campaign issues, as well as underscore the critical need for change on the Board of Trustees. The first video will be released on the campaign website Saturday morning.
Christine intends to campaign on four primary position pillars:
- Keeping schools open: Brick-and-mortar learning is the foundation of high-quality education. While virtual learning has been a critical stopgap, studies have shown that it is no substitute for in-person learning.
- Providing a world-class education: CCISD should lead the state in teacher-driven curriculums, comprehensive special services, and strong academic standards. Christine is staunchly against any divisive political theory in the classroom, like critical race theory.
- Ensuring transparency: Most policy decisions made by the Board of Trustees are decided out of public view or with only a token show of public input, such as recent school start time and redistricting decisions. Christine believes the trustees must stop operating in the shadows and should be required to have more open dialogue with their constituents.
- Mandating accountability to taxpayers: CCISD leaders must facilitate better long-range planning to address aging infrastructure so that taxpayers aren’t presented with a new multimillion-dollar bond proposal every few years. Additionally, bond funds must only be spent on taxpayer-approved projects.
A resident of west League City, Christine is a longtime CCISD volunteer. She serves as a PTA Advocacy Chair, participates in a Campus Instructional Improvement Committee, and regularly lends her time to assist on CCISD campuses. Being physically present at the schools regularly, and seeing first-hand the challenges that teachers, students, and families face inspired her to run for the Board of Trustees.
Christine earns her living as principal of her own company, Christine Parizo Communications, which specializes in strategic content marketing and content consulting for enterprise technology providers. As a communicator by nature and by trade, Christine won’t be afraid to ask tough questions and make tough decisions in the best interest of District 5.
Christine is a first-generation American, married for nearly 20 years to her college sweetheart, and mother to two wonderful children who attend Clear Creek ISD schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Information from Emerson College in Boston.
Interested parties can learn more about Christine by visiting the Christine Parizo Student Success Committee website at https://christineforccisd.com. There, visitors will find more information on Christine’s campaign platform, volunteer opportunities, and an online donation portal.