Election to the Board

AMARILLO I.S.D. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION – Saturday, May 4, 2019

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 2019, there are four positions up for election on the Amarillo I.S.D. seven-member Board of Trustees.  These four positions are currently held by Jim Austin, John Betancourt, F. Scott Flow and appointee Robin Malone.  Three of these positions are four-year terms.  One is a two-year term which will expire in 2021.

The positions held by John Ben Blanchard, Renee McCown, and Cristy Wilkinson will be up for election in 2021, along with the two-year term that expires in 2021.  In other words, four positions will again be up for election in 2021.

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 16, 2019 – February 15, 2019.  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 15, 2019.  Business Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Cumulative Voting

A.I.S.D. 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, A.I.S.D. Board members do not represent a certain geographical area of the District; rather, they each represent all students and all residents of Amarillo I.S.D.

Eligibility

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) (Page opens in a new window) or call the A.I.S.D. Business Office at 806-326-1121.

For more information about serving as an Amarillo I.S.D. School Board member, click here (Page opens in a new window).

 

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