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School Board Elections » Lancaster ISD - May 5, 2018 School Board Election

Lancaster ISD - May 5, 2018 School Board Election

 

Please view memo sent by the Texas Administration of School Boards for important election dates, deadlines and answers to frequently asked questions. You may also obtain important election information in the election handbook file at the bottom of this page.

 

Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot

Lancaster ISD May 5, 2018 School Board Election Order

 

A school board election for the Lancaster Independent School District will be held on May 5, 2018 for the election of:

 

Board of Trustee District 1 and Board of Trustee District 2. The following seats are up for re-election:

 

Place 1

 

Brittnee Ford - Application submitted January 31, 2018

 

Marion Hamilton - Application submitted February 12, 2018

 

Rebecca Glover - Application submitted February 13, 2018

  

Place 2

 

Cynthia Corbin-Jarvis - Application submitted January 22, 2018

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 17, 2018

First day for candidate in a political subdivision to file an application for a place on the ballot for general election.

 

Friday, February 16, 2018 

Last day for candidate in a political subdivision to file an application for a place on the ballot for general election.

Filing Times:

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Thursday 

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Friday 
*(8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday February 16, 2018) 
*Last day to file (extended office hours)

 

Overall Timeline:

  Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Order Calling for Election by School Board

Friday, February 16, 2018
Deadline for ordering a general election

Friday, February 16, 2018
Deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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 21, 2018
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 22, 2018
Notice of ballot position drawing posted 72 hours preceding time of drawing (Sec.52.094)

Friday, February 23, 2018
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 26, 2018
Ballot position drawing, 3:30 PM

Thursday, April 5, 2018
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 5, 2018
Last day to register to vote or make a change of address for
the Saturday, May 5th election

Monday, April 23, 2018
First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Monday, April 23 – Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Early Voting 8 AM – 5 PM

Friday, April 27, 2018
Form C/OH due for candidates who have an opponent on the ballot and who do not file
on the modified reporting schedule

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Last Day for Early Voting (By Personal Appearance)

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Last Day to receive an application for a ballot by mail

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Election Day

 

 For more information regarding the school board election, please contact Margo Enriquez at (972) 218-1434 or by email at margaritaenriquez@lancasterisd.org.

 

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 a one-year term.

 

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.


For those considering public service on the Lancaster ISD School Board, the Texas Association of School Boards has provided a few 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 12 and March 6, 2018. 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.

 

Serving on a Board: An Insider's 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.
 
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.
Redistricting Plan Map D