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School Board Elections » Lancaster ISD - May 6, 2017 School Board Elections

Lancaster ISD - May 6, 2017 School Board Elections

A school board election for the Lancaster Independent School District will be held on May 6, 2017 for the election of: Board of Trustee District 4, Board of Trustee District 5 and Board of Trustee District 7. The following seats are up for re-election:

 

                Place 4 – Incumbent La Rhonda Mays

 

                Place 5 – Incumbent Ty G. Jones

 

                Place 7 – Incumbent Ellen Clark

 

On Monday, February 27, 2017, the Lancaster ISD Board of Trustees took action on the certificate of the unopposed candidates and order of cancellation for District 5 and District 7.  

 

The deadline for filing for a place on the ballot at the Lancaster ISD Central Office located at 422 S. Centre Avenue, Lancaster, Texas 75146 is as follows:

 

Filing Dates:

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – First day for candidate in a political subdivision to file an application for a place on the ballot for general election.

 

Friday, February 17, 2017 – Last day for candidate in a political subdivision to file an application for a place on the ballot for general election.

 

 

Filing Times: Office Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM

 

 

Overall Timeline:


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

First day to file an application for a place on the ballot

 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Order Calling for Election by School Board

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Deadline for ordering a general election

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Deadline for “Write-in” candidate to file declaration of write-in candidacy for regular office

(Must be received in the Administration Building by 5 PM) 

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

First day that an election may be cancelled if all filing deadlines have passed and

each candidate for an office listed on the ballot is unopposed.

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Notice of ballot position drawing posted 72 hours preceding time of drawing (Sec.52.094)

 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Last day for candidate to withdraw in order to have name removed from the ballot

(Must be received in the Administration Building by 5 PM)

 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Ballot position drawing, 3:30 PM

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Form C/OH due for candidates who have an opponent on the ballot and who do not file

on the modified reporting schedule

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Last day to register to vote or make a change of address for

the Saturday, May 6th election

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

 

Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28, 2017 

Early Voting 8 AM – 5 PM

                         

Friday, April 28, 2017

Form C/OH due for candidates who have an opponent on the ballot and who do not file

on the modified reporting schedule

 

April 29, 2017

Early Voting for Saturday: 8 AM – 5 PM

 

April 30, 2017

Early Voting for Sunday: 1 PM – 6 PM

 

May 1 – 2, 2017

Early Voting for Monday and Tuesday: 7 AM – 7 PM

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Last Day for Early Voting (By Personal Appearance)

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Last Day to receive an application for a ballot by mail

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Election Day


If you are considering public service on the Lancaster ISD School Board, a candidate’s packet is available to help acquaint you with applicable requirements to run for office in the Lancaster ISD school board election.  The candidate’s packet provides guidelines and forms to file for a place on the ballot, as well as a Campaign Finance Guide and other helpful information regarding the May 6, 2017 school board election.

You may pick up a candidate’s packet from the Lancaster ISD Central Office, 422 S. Centre Avenue, Lancaster, Texas 75146, Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

For more information regarding the school board election, please contact Fran Allen at (972) 218-1434.

For those considering public service on the Lancaster ISD School Board, the Texas Association of School Boards has provided a number of resources. Click on the links below for additional information.

 

 

School board candidates and those interested in educational governance can learn more about the demands and rewards of school board service via a free webinar offered by the TASB. The online workshop is being offered from noon to 1 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on February 23, March 26 and July 28. Senior consultants with TASB Leadership Team Services and experienced school board members will explain what to expect once elected to the board. Topics include trustees’ key responsibilities, including the difference between the board and the superintendent’s role, and qualities necessary for effective service. The free workshops are open to anyone, but registration is required. For details or to register, go to Webinars at LTS.tasb.org.


Preparing to Serve: A Webinar for School Board Candidates  Periodically scheduled live webinars will help individuals interested in running for their local school board understand what is involved in being elected to and serving on the local school board.

A Guide for School Board Candidates Updated annually, this publication summarizes the duties of a school board member, procedures for seeking an elected board position, and services offered by TASB in support of effective school governance. Order it from the TASB Store. Your district's superintendent's office may have copies available for candidates as well. Check with them during election filing periods.

Serving on a Board: An Insiders Guide to Board Service for School Board Candidate A recorded video Webcast designed especially for people considering a run for the school board, provides perspectives from experienced board members on what it is like to be on a board. View this program now.
 


The Redistricting Plan Map D was adopted by the Lancaster ISD Board of Trustees on Monday, December 12, 2011. The redistricting plan for the Lancaster ISD was approved by the Department of Justice on Monday, February 21, 2012.



The Board of Trustees is comprised of seven elected officials that act officially as a group to serve the best interests of students and employees and protect the taxpayer’s investments in the District. They serve a term of three years each.
 
Following the annual election, the Board elects a president, vice-president and secretary to serve for one-year terms.
 
The Board of Trustees’ authority is defined by federal and state law and by regulations set by the State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency.