Board To Fill District 1 Unexpired Term

Trustees To Fill Unexpired District 1 Term
Posted on 04/23/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Trustees To Fill Unexpired District 1 TermMarshall ISD’s Board of Trustees has begun the process to fill the District 1 seat on the board left vacant due to the passing of longtime trustee Mrs. Charles Wilson last month.

A letter has been drafted for eligible District 1 residents which will outline the qualifications and the process by which a trustee will be selected. Under state law, the Board has 180 days to appoint the vacant spot but hopes to fill the position in May 2018 in order to continue providing school board representation for citizens in District 1.

“We value the leadership and many contributions Mrs. Wilson made during her 28 years of service to Marshall ISD. She will be missed,” said Helen Warwick, Board President. “We want to honor her legacy by continuing to move MISD forward and seeking a well-qualified person to fill the District 1 trustee seat.”

The individual who is ultimately appointed to the seat must reside in District 1 and will serve the district until May 2019, when a special election will be held to fill the remaining year on the current District 1 term. The individual appointed by the board has the choice whether or not to file for a place on the May 2019 special election ballot.

The seat will then again be on the ballot in May of 2020, when Mrs. Wilson’s latest term as trustee was scheduled for election.

Mrs. Wilson, who passed away on March 30, was re-elected to another three-year term as District 1 trustee in May 2018 after running unopposed on the ballot. She had served as District 1 trustee since May of 1990.

Trustees will screen applicants and select candidates of their choice to interview during executive session at a special meeting in May. The appointment will be made by majority vote of the current school board in open session.

Interested applicants for the position must complete an application and return to the Superintendent’s Office at 1305 E. Pinecrest Dr., Marshall, TX, 75672 by noon on Friday, May 11. The application is available for download on the district’s website at www.marshallisd.com, or may be picked up a the MISD Administration Building at the above address.

For questions involving an application or the process for selecting the District 1 trustee, please contact Jessica Scott at 903-927-8713.