Jason Sessum, a lifelong resident of the Splendora area, is announcing his candidacy for Splendora ISD’s board of trustees.
Sessum attended Lonestar College in Kingwood and is licensed through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality with Class B Wastewater and Class B Groundwater certifications. He has over 100 hours of continuing education through Texas A & M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) specializing in water and wastewater.
Sessum, 39, is a former board member and president of Splendora Youth Baseball Association, former secretary of Splendora FFA Alumni Board and member of the Sam Houston Water Utility Association. He has served as coach of Splendora Youth Basketball for four years, Little League baseball for nine years and Little League softball for three years.
He has been married for 16 years to his wife, Jody Drake Sessum. The couple has three children – Lance, 12, Lindsey, 11, and Landon, 7, all of whom attend Splendora ISD. Lance is a member of the Junior High Honor Society. Lindsey is involved in elementary choir and will be participating in junior high choir. Both Lance and Lindsey are active in Splendora Junior FFA showing livestock. Landon is active in Little League sports.
“My objective for seeking school trustee office is to make a difference in the community for all students of SISD. I have particular interest in development of new schools for SISD and I am willing to use my knowledge of water and wastewater municipal utility district development and operation,” Sessum said. “This would be of benefit to SISD to control costs as the district explores expansion through property purchases and working with developers as subdivisions are planned and built.”
SISD has developed great relationships with Lone Star College to develop early college programs and assist students with obtaining college credit hours.
“As a small business owner and an employee of a specialized vocation, I realize the importance of vocational training, so I would like to help SISD further expand its career technical education focus to promote growth in the district to further enhance students’ opportunities after graduation for a successful career,” Sessum said.
Sessum believes that other avenues for success can be explored to make sure that every child at SISD has a chance to succeed in alternate pathways to make an immediate impact on the community — both locally and globally — immediately after graduation.
“I believe I have the experience to improve this area and others of SISD and to assist SISD to make fiscally-responsible decisions when exploring expansion and construction of new schools,” Sessum said. “Please support me on Nov. 6, 2018, and let’s make a positive change for our children and their future.”