MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - The school board for the Midland Independent School District could look a little bit different this November with the possibility of four new members. The Vice President of the Board of Trustees said these times are exciting.
Karen Nicholson, Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the Midland Independent School District, said, "It's always different because you have different personalities but each brings his or her own strengths."
Right now, three districts are up for grabs in the November elections:
- District 1 will see the incumbent James Fuller go up against Ernie Garcia
- District 4 whose current trustee, Jeff Robnett decided not to run again will see two new candidates, John Kennedy will run against Rachel Stone
- District 7 whose current trustee Jay Isaacs also decided not to run again will see Margy House run against Bryan Murry.
District 2 was also up for election but Robert Marquez ran unopposed so the board appointed him the seat earlier this month.
Nicholson said the new board will help make decision for the district.
"It's really important, new school board people realize that I can't do anything. Sometimes you'll hear not just for the school board but all elections, the candidates will say what they are going to do. You need four votes on the school board to do anything so it's really important to realize it's a team and we work together," said Nicholson.
A term on the board is four years and Nicholson added voters will have a chance to decide who will be the best fit for the open seats.
"Education is just so important; I can't think of a more important job for these new people coming on," said Nicholson.
The MISD board of trustee's election is November 8 and Nicholson said their first task will be finding a new superintendent for the district.