New Application Deadline: Board chooses to appoint Trustee, schedule forums for public

Board chooses to appoint member,New application deadline: *To comply with comments made at the forum on July 20, 2017 the application deadline has been extended. Submit application before midnight on July 26, 2017.

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees approved to appoint a new Board member to replace the open Trustee Place 6 position during the June 20 called meeting.

Qualified community members will have a chance to fill out the application from June 21 to July 26 before midnight*. The Board will require interested applicants to apply by submitting an online application.

Community members interested in providing District Trustees feedback about possible applicants or the selection process are encouraged to fill out the available online form.

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 Round Rock school district for six months, and
  • be a registered voter.

From the applications submitted, each current Trustee will choose one name for further consideration by the Board.

All six continuing Trustees will make a recommendation for a candidate to bring forward for interviews. Candidates being brought forth for an interview will be notified. Interviews will occur on a date selected by the Board of Trustees. Action could be taken on that day or on a later date.

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).

Forums for the public to ask the Board of Trustees questions related to their roles as members will take place on July 20th in the Lecture Hall of Round Rock High School, 300 Lake Creek Drive in Round Rock, and on July 25 at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center (PAC), 5800 McNeil Drive in Austin. Both forums will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Seven citizens serve as at-large members of the Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees, representing the entire District. The term for the Place 6 seat will expire in November 2018.

The decision follows the resignation of Trustee Paul J. Tisch, who served in Place 6. He was serving his second term on the Board, which expires in November 2018. During his service, he has been in leadership roles, on committees and served as the Board President. He also served on the Board during the opening of its first elementary Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Academy at Joe Lee Johnson Elementary.

 

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