The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees approved to appoint a new member to replace the open Trustee Place 4 position during a Feb. 9 Board Workshop.
The Board’s decision to utilize the appointment process came after their attorney presented an election cost would range from $26,000 to $28,000. In order to be fiscally responsible, the Board will now begin the appointment process.
Qualified community members were invited to fill out the application from Feb. 10 to Feb. 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Community members interested in sharing feedback about possible applicants or the selection process are encouraged to fill out the form, which will be shared with Trustees.
To be eligible to be appointed as a Trustee, a person must:
- be a United States citizen,
- be 18 years of age or older,
- have not been determined to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated by the courts,
- have not been convicted of a felony,
- be a resident of Texas for 12 months,
- be a resident of the school district for six months, and
- be a registered voter.
From the applications submitted, each Trustee will choose one name for further consideration by the Board.
Trustees will make a recommendation for a candidate to bring forward for interviews by Feb. 14. Candidates being brought forth for an interview will be notified on Feb. 14. Interviews will occur on Feb. 15, at which time action could be taken.
Applicants will be required to submit the following information:
- Name, address, phone, and email address.
- A copy of voter registration card.
- Resume of qualifications.
- Statement of the philosophy of board service and their commitment as a Trustee for Round Rock ISD (500 words or less).
Seven citizens serve as at-large members of the Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees, representing the entire District. The term for the Place 4 seat will expire in November 2018.
The decision follows the resignation of Trustee Terri Romere, who served two terms on the board. During her time on the Board, Romere has supported the passage of a $299 million bond, expanded agriculture science programs, approved a Strategic Plan, hired current Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Flores, and adopted a District of Innovation plan that will give families more flexibility, while also being supportive of teachers. She has also supported initiatives to increase teacher compensation, including stipends for Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers.