The Terrell Independent School Board recognized its school board members on Tuesday night during the Terrell ISD board of trustees regular board meeting at the Terrell ISD Administration Building.

Terrell ISD read a proclamation to declare January 2019 as school board recognition month in Terrell.

Dena Risinger serves as President of the TISD school board and for Place 7. Reginald Williams serves as Vice President of the TISD school board and for Place 2. Lisa Asher serves as District/Place 3 TISD school board member. John Graham serves as District/Place 1 TISD school board member. Ann Kines McDonald serves as Place 6 TISD school board member. Channy Ory serves as District/Place 5 TISD school board member. Monty Westbrook serves as District/Place 4 TISD school board member.

A dinner was provided to TISD school board members by TISD before the school board meeting on Tuesday night.

“I urge all citizens to join me in recognizing the dedication and hard work of local school board members and working with them to make an education system that meets the need of both today’s and tomorrow’s students,” Olivia Rice, TISD Director of Communications and Marketing, said while addressing the TISD school board members on Tuesday night during the TISD board of trustees regular board meeting.

TISD elections services

The TISD board of trustees voted to not extend the joint election agreement with the City of Terrell. TISD will now be contracting with Brenda Samples, County Election Officer, to have TISD elections be held at the Kaufman County Courthouse Annex.

Last week, The Terrell City Council approved a similar agreement and election service contract between the City of Terrell and Kaufman County during the City of Terrell regular council meeting.

The City of Terrell entered into an agreement with Kaufman County to host City of Terrell elections in order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness, reduce costs of City of Terrell elections, and improve both turnout and access to elections.

“The City of Terrell informed us that they’re getting out of the election business and I don’t blame them at all. Schools use Kaufman County,” Micheal French, TISD Superintendent said “Everyone is comfortable with it because it’s a calming polling place for election day and that’s a thing that we’re trying to secure.”

TISD school board general election

A TISD general election has been called for May 4 to elect a TISD school board trustee for two full-term single member positions to District/Place 1 and District/Place 4.

An application for a place on the ballot shall be filed by Feb. 15.

Residents interested in filing for any of the two seats must live in the appropriate district. For information on boundary lines, please check with the TISD Administrative offices at 700 North Catherine Street.

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