The window to file applications to be a candidate for the May 2021 election is Jan. 13-Feb. 12, 2021. Click here for information on filing for a place on the ballot and to download an application form. Applications can be filed at the DSISD Administration Building (510 W. Mercer St.) until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12.
An informational "Candidates Academy" will be held Feb. 3, where Interim Superintendent Brett Springston 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. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom; to obtain the link to attend, please email Sheila Lamb in the Superintendent's Office.
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 Be a resident of Texas and the district for a specified period of time (see policy) 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.
Three seats will be up for re-election in 2021 – those currently held by Mary Jane Hetrick, Carrie Kroll, Shannon O'Connor. DSISD trustees do not represent "places," but rather are at-large representatives.