"The May 2, 2020 election has been canceled since there were no challengers to the incumbents. This action was taken on March 16, 2020 as part of a regularly scheduled board meeting."

Member

Lewis Boeker

Chris Evans

Beckie Wash

Kristi Elliott

Jimmy Miller

Chad Myers

Chris Olson

Title

President

Vice President

Secretary

Trustee

Trustee

Trustee

Trustee

Email Address

lboeker@forsan.esc18..net

kelliott@forsan.esc18.net

Term - Begin

2021

2019

2019

2020

2020

2020

2021

Term - End

2024

2022

2022

2023

2023

2023

2024

Elections Contact Information

Jason Mims

PO Box 689, Forsan, TX 79733

432-457-2223

SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE ELECTION INFORMATION

Date and Location of Next Trustee Election (Tex. Gov't Code 2051.152(a)(3))

The date of the district's next election will be the first Saturday in May of each year.

Requirements and Deadline for Filing For Candidacy (Tex. Gov't Code 2051.152(a)(4))

An application for a place on the ballot must be in writing; signed, sworn to by the candidate before a person authorized to administer an oath, and dated; timely filed with the district's filing authority; and contain specified information about the candidate:

  • The candidate's name, date of birth, and occupation;

  • The candidate's residence address or the address at which the candidate receives mail with a description of the location of the candidate's residence;

  • The candidate's length of continuous residence in Texas and in the district (and single member district, if applicable) as of the date the candidate swears t the application;

  • If available, a public mailing address and email address at which the candidate receives correspondence relating to the candidate's campaign;

  • The office sought, including any place or other distinguishing number and an indication of whether the office sought is for a full or unexpired term;

  • Statements that the candidate is a U.S. citizen; and has not been determined by a court to be mental incapacitated; has not been convicted of a felony; is aware of the nepotism law; and swears an oath to support and defend the U.S. and Texas Constitutions and laws.

Eligibility

  • Is a United States citizen;

  • Is 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;

  • Has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;

  • Has not been convicted of a felony;

  • Has resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:

    • For an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot;

    • For a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate's name is written in; or

    • For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made;

  • Is registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described above; and

  • Satisfies any of the eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office.

Additional Requirements

  • To be elected to a school board, an individual must be a qualified voter: 18 years of age or older, a U.S. citizen, a Texas resident, a registered voter, not determined to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated by an appropriate court, and not finally convicted of a felony. Tex. Educ. Code 11.061.

  • A person is ineligible to serve on a school board if the person has been convicted of a felony or n offense under Texas Penal Coded section 43.02(b) regarding prostitution. Tex. Educ. Code 11.066.

Deadline

The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot in a school district's general election is the 30th day before the filing deadline. The filing deadline for a general election is 5:00 PM on the 78th day before an election day. Tex. Educ. Code 11.055(1); Tex. Elec. Code 144.005. The deadline to file a declaration of write-in candidacy is 5:00 PM on the 74th day before election.

Questions

For more information, call FISD Administration at 432-457-2223.

District Election Contact:

Jason Mims
PO Box 689
Forsan, TX  79733

Next Trustee election is May 7, 2022.  Howard County Courthouse 300 S. Main Street, Big Spring, TX 79720.  First day to file for a place on the General Election Ballot is Wednesday, January 19, 2022 and the last day to file for a place on the General Election Ballot is Friday, February 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM CST.  Last day to file a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy is Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

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Link these forms from Texas SoS office:

https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-21f.pdf
https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-22f.pdf
https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-23f.pdf

Requirements 

Form, Content, and Procedure: An application for a place on the ballot must be in writing; signed, sworn to by the candidate before a person authorized to administer an oath, and dated; timely filed with the district’s filing authority (often the superintendent’s secretary or another designated district employee); and include specified information about the candidate: 

• the candidate’s name, date of birth, and occupation; 

• the candidate’s residence address or the address at which the candidate receives mail with a description of the location of the candidate’s residence; 

• the candidate’s length of continuous residence in Texas and in the district (and single member district, if applicable) as of the date the candidate swears to the application; 

• if available, a public mailing address and email address at which the candidate receives correspondence relating to the candidate’s campaign;

• the office sought, including any place or other distinguishing number and an indication of whether the office sought is for a full or unexpired term; 

• an indication that the candidate has either not been finally convicted of a felony or if so, has been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities; 

• statements that the candidate is a U.S. citizen; has not been determined by a court to be mentally incapacitated; is aware of the nepotism law; and swears an oath to support and defend the U.S. and Texas Constitutions and laws. 

Tex. Elec. Code § 141.031(a). A potential candidate who has been convicted of a felony must include in the application proof that the person is eligible for public office. Tex. Elec. Code § 141.031(a-1). Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton addressed what constitutes release from the resulting disabilities of a felony conviction in Texas Attorney General Opinion No. KP-0251 (2019). 

Eligibility: An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual: 

• is a United States citizen; 

• is 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable; 

• has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote; 

• has not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities; 

• has resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date: 

     o for an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate’s application for a
place on the ballot; 

     o for a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate’s name is written in; or 

     o for an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made; • is registered to vote in the territory from
which the office is elected on the date described above; and • satisfies any other eligibility requirements
prescribed by law for the office. 

Tex. Elec. Code § 141.001. 

The Texas Education Code imposes additional requirements: 

• To be elected to a school board, an individual must be a qualified voter. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.061; Tex. Elec. Code § 11.002. 

• A person is ineligible to serve on a school board if the person has been convicted of a felony or solicitation of prostitution under Texas Penal Code section 43.021. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.066. 

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