E.C.I.S.D. School Board Member Moves, Won't Leave Seat

By Camaron Abundes
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- E.C.I.S.D. School Board Member Renda Berryhill is moving outside her designated district but she reportedly isn't giving up her seat.

Berryhill represents Odessa High School but recently moved into Permian's district, Board President Carol Gregg confirmed. Berryhill moved to allow her son, once a student at Midland Christian, to be a part of Mojo Football as a senior.

Repeated calls and messages left for Berryhill went unanswered, Thursday but Berryhill made a recent comment in the Odessa American, saying she has no plans to resign.

"If there was ever any decision making between the districts, you would wonder where her loyalty stands, being with the Odessa High School District or Permian High School District," said Emma Rodriguez a mother of a junior at OHS.

"I don't think she will be able to make those kinds of decisions being that her son would go to Permian and being that she represents Odessa High," said Rodriguez adding if she has broken the rules "She should resign, she should."

Carol Gregg told Newswest nine the board will need to talk to an attorney to see if they need to take any action.

Here is how the Board Policy reads: "A person elected to serve as a Board member must remain a resident of the District throughout the term of office. A Board member who ceases to reside in the District vacates his or her office."