Election to the Board


Amarillo Independent School District Board elections are held in odd numbered years on a Saturday in May.  Board members are elected for four-year terms on a rotating basis. 

In 2017, there are four positions up for election on the Amarillo ISD seven-member Board of Trustees.  These four positions are currently held by James Allen, John Ben Blanchard, Eric Darnell, and Renee McCown.  The positions held by Jim Austin, John Betancourt, and F. Scott Flow will be up for election in 2019. 

If you are interested in applying for a position on the School Board and meet the eligibility requirements listed below, you may complete an application for a place on the May ballot.  Applications may be filed during the following time period:

January 18, 2017 – February 17, 2017.  Applications must be submitted in person or by mail to the Business Office (room 240) at the Rod Schroder Education Support Center, 7200 Interstate 40 West, Amarillo, TX, 79106, no later than 5 p.m. on February 17, 2017.  Business Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Cumulative Voting

AISD Board members are elected according to an at-large cumulative voting method.  This means that each voter has a number of votes equal to the number of trustee positions up for election.  Voters may cast their votes in any combination for the candidates.  Since they are elected at-large, AISD Board members do not represent a certain geographical area of the District; rather, they each represent all students and all residents of Amarillo ISD.


To be eligible for school board service, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have not been convicted of a felony charge.
  • Be a resident of Texas and the Amarillo Independent School District.
  • Be registered to vote.

For more information about school board elections and qualifications for school board members, see policy BBA(LEGAL) or call the AISD Business Office at (806)326-1121.

For more information about serving as an Amarillo ISD School Board member, click here.

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