During its work session meeting on Thursday, the Spring ISD Board of Trustees voted not to hold a trustee election in November 2021 because the candidates for each position up for election are unopposed.
The candidates, for position 6 and 7 respectively, are Carmen Correa and Natasha McDaniel, who were initially sworn in during the board’s August meeting to fill vacancies following the retirement of trustees Donald Davis and Jana Gonzales in July. Correa and McDaniel will each be sworn in during the December 2021 board meeting to begin their first full three-year term.
Both were originally selected to serve as appointees on the board through the Nov. 2 election, when both trustee positions were scheduled to be on the ballot.
“When these two positions became vacant this summer, the board made a very careful review of applicants for the interim appointments, and we believe we found a wonderful pair of appointees,” said Board President Rhonda Newhouse. “They’re both passionate about public education and the students of Spring ISD, and we look forward to having both of them join the board for full three-year terms beginning in December.”
The seven members of the Spring ISD Board of Trustees are elected for rotating three-year terms, with voting on the first Tuesday in November if there is more than one candidate running for a position up for election that year. Under state election law, the district has the option to cancel the trustee election if the candidates are unopposed. The board’s decision to do so will save thousands of dollars in election costs.
As specified by state law, a notice of application deadline for potential candidates is posted annually in June, giving individuals a window of time from mid-July to mid-August in which to file. This is followed by another period of time for filing a declaration of write-in candidacy. For more information, go to www.springisd.org/board.