• BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION INFORMATION

    Elections for Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees positions are held each May, with either two or three seats coming up for re-election as terms are three years in length. DSISD trustees do not represent "places"; they are at-large representatives. Three seats will be up for re-election in 2024: Mary Jane Hetrick, Shannon O'Connor and Stefani Reinold. The election will take place May 4, 2024.

    BECOMING A TRUSTEE
    Application
    Candidate Packet
    Notice of Deadline to File an Application
    Order of Election

    The first day to file a candidate application for a place on the May 4, 2024 ballot is January 17, 2024. The filing deadline is February 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Applications may be filed:

    • In person to: Center for Learning & Leadership at 300 Sportsplex Drive, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
    • By mail to: DSISD, Attn: Supt. Office, PO Box 479, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
    • By email to: katrina.walker@dsisdtx.us

    Candidates for a school board of trustees in Texas must meet the following qualifications:

    • Be a United States Citizen
    • Be 18 years of age or older
    • Not be mentally incapacitated (as defined in policy)
    • Have not been convicted of a felony (as defined in policy)
    • Be a resident of Texas continuously for 12 months immediately preceding the filing deadline
    • Be a resident of the district continuously for 6 months immediately preceding the filing deadline
    • Be a registered voter from the territory of the office sought

    See Board Policy BBA Legal for details on the above qualifications and other specific requirements.

    2024 CANDIDATES
    *Listed in ballot order
    Stefani Reinold: Application  Bio
    Mary Jane Hetrick: Application  Bio
    Shanda DeLeon: Application  Bio
    Terri Purdy: Application  Bio
    John Adams: Application  Bio

    WITHDRAWN CANDIDATES
    Tarek Haidar: Certificate of Withdrawal

    SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE ACADEMY
    An informational School Board Candidate Academy will be held Thursday, Feb. 8 at 5:00 p.m. in the Center for Learning & Leadership. Superintendent Dr. Holly Morris-Kuentz will share information about the role and responsibilities of Board members, and answer questions. Attending the meeting does not commit an individual to running for a trustee seat; it is informational in nature. 

    APPLICABLE POLICY

    NOTICE OF VOTING ORDER PRIORITY
    Pursuant to Section 63.0013, Election Code: An election officer may give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person's ability to move around.

    • A person assisting an individual with a mobility problem may also, at the individual's request, be given voting order priority.
    • Disabilities and conditions that may qualify you for voting order priority include paralysis, lung disease, the use of portable oxygen, cardiac deficiency, severe limitation in the ability to walk due to arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition, wheelchair confinement, arthritis, foot disorder, the inability to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest, or use of a brace, cane, crutch, or other assistive device.
    • Voters who wish to be given voting order priority, and be accepted for voting before others in line to vote at that polling place, may indicate this to any election officer serving at the polling place. The presiding election judge will determine whether the voter and the voter's assistant, if applicable, will be brought forward to the front of the line.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION
    Texas Secretary of State Election Information
    Texas Ethics Commission
    Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places