Matthew Hay for Galveston ISD School Board

Once again, I am asking for your support as I run for my third term on the GISD School Board!

I believe that the success of our families and local community depends upon the quality of our children's education. GISD is improving due to our current strategic plan and the diligent work and effort of our children, teachers, staff, administrators and school board members.

If re-elected, I will continue to support and lead them towards our shared goal of excellence. 

As a father and the current leader of the GISD Board of Trustees, I am fully invested in the success of  our children and our school system. By becoming a part of TEA's new System of Great Schools and Lone Star Governance, we will use our students' educational performance and an intensive focus on our goals to drive innovative solutions. These programs will greatly assist our students in their continued pursuit of academic excellence.

Please support my efforts in continuing to move GISD forward by voting for me in the  November 7th election.


  • Elected in 2011, and currently completing my 2nd term as GISD School Board Trustee in District 5E
  • Currently serving my 5th consecutive year as Board President



  • Ball High School's IncubaTOR Entrepreneur program is first of its kind in the State

  • Austin STEM Academy named National Blue-Ribbon School, 2011 & 2017 (1 of only 26 schools awarded)

  • Collegiate Academy at Weis was named a National Demonstration School by Magnet Schools of America     (only one in Texas and 1 of only 9 in U.S.)

  • Oppe Elementary received ALL 5 distinctions on STAAR accountability

  • L.A. Morgan Elementary received 4 distinctions on STAAR accountability

  • Of 6 campuses on the Improvement Required List in 2012, only 1 remains on the list today (1 campus was dissolved)

  • Central Middle School is off Improvement Required List for first time in 4 years

  • Increased pay for teachers and staff, every year since 2013

  • Lowered tax rate by 1 cent in 2014 (lowest rate in the county)

"For over 20 years, my life has been about the children of Galveston and the surrounding areas - yours and mine. Together, let's continue to positively influence their lives and their education by RE-ELECTING me to a third term as GISD Trustee, District 5E."


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