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Victoria ISD announces the opening for the District Two School Board Member seat following the resignation of Dr. Estella De Los Santos. The decision to accept Dr. De Los Santos' resignation and appoint a person to fill the vacancy was made during the special called board meeting held on July 5, 2023. The board of trustees voted with a 5-0 decision, to proceed with the appointment process.

“We thank Dr. De Los Santos for her dedicated service to the district and the community. As the District Two School Board Member seat becomes vacant, the VISD Board of Trustees is committed to finding a highly qualified individual who shares the same passion and commitment to providing exceptional education for our students” said Board President Mike Mercer. “The appointment process will ensure a smooth transition, enabling the newly appointed member to contribute effectively to advancing our educational goals.”

The VISD Board of Trustees invites interested and eligible individuals residing within District Two to submit their applications for consideration. The application will open at noon on Thursday, July 6, 2023, and the deadline for application submission is Thursday, July 20, 2023, at noon. 

Applicants are required to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a United States citizen.

  • Be 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.

  • Have 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.

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

  • Have 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 appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made,

  • Be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described at item 5, above. 

To apply for the District 2 School Board Member seat, interested individuals can obtain the application form from the Victoria ISD website at www.visd.net/boardelections. Completed applications must be submitted, in person or by email, by noon on Thursday, July 20, 2023. Email applications to sheila.garcia@visd.net

The VISD Board of Trustees will carefully review all applications and appoint a District Two trustee at the Special Called Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 25. 

We encourage all eligible individuals interested in serving the VISD community to consider applying for this vital position. By joining the VISD School Board, you will have the opportunity to contribute to shaping the future of education and positively impacting our students' lives.

District Two Town Hall

VISD will host a District Two town hall meeting for community members interested in learning more about applying for the District Two board member seat. This informative gathering aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the application process, qualifications, and responsibilities associated with the board member position. VISD recognizes the importance of engaging community members in the governance of the district and is committed to fostering an inclusive and transparent selection process. The town hall meeting will serve as a platform for individuals to gain valuable insights and seek clarification on any questions they may have, encouraging active participation and civic responsibility within the District Two community.

When:  Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.

Where:  O’Connor ACE Elementary Cafeteria

For more information or inquiries regarding the District 2 School Board Member seat opening, please contact Sheila Garcia at sheila.garcia@visd.net.