Citizens interested in applying to fill the unexpired term for the Place 7 seat on the Carroll School Board must complete an application and turn it in to the CISD Superintendent’s Office by noon on Monday, October 2, 2017.
The Carroll School Board invites interested parents and taxpayers to volunteer their time and expertise to serve on the School Board. The seat was vacated this month by the resignation of Board President Chris Archer, who ran and was recently elected to fill a vacancy on the Southlake City Council.
School Board Vice President Sheri Mills said Trustees will consider all applications and select individuals to interview during Executive Session at a Special School Board meeting in October. The appointment will be made by majority vote of the School Board in open session.
The individual will be appointed to serve in the vacancy until the May 2018 election when voters will elect a candidate to serve out the remaining year for Place 7. The person appointed by the Board will have the choice whether or not to run in the May 2018 election. The seat will come up for election again for a three-year term in May 2019.
October 2017 Appointment to fill the Place 7 seat
May 2018 Election for Place 7 remaining one-year term
May 2019 Election for Place 7 three-year term
Interested applicants must complete the application and return it to the Superintendent’s Office, 2400 N. Carroll Avenue, Southlake, TX 76092 by Noon on Monday, October 2, 2017. Applications will be accepted via US Mail, in person, fax (817-949-8228) or by email to Barbara.Yelton@southlakecarroll.edu.
Mills said submitting an application does not necessarily guarantee participation or an interview. Applicants must certify that they are eligible to serve as a Trustee, have lived in Texas for the past 12 months and have lived in Carroll ISD for the past six months.
For more information about the qualifications for a School Board Trustee, visit the District Webpage to read Board Policy BBA (Legal) on the CISD website.
The Carroll ISD School Board conducted interviews and appointed a new Trustee during Monday night’s meeting.
The Board approved Todd Carlton as the newest Place 6 Trustee. Carlton fills the vacancy left by Matt Kormann, who left the position when his family relocated out of state. Kormann served one three-year term and had just been elected to another three-year term before he resigned.
“I am honored to be appointed to fill the Place 6 vacancy and I would like to thank Dr. Faltys, Mr. Archer and the rest of the School Board for the opportunity to serve such an outstanding district,” Carlton said. “I am looking forward to helping continue the great work of the Carroll School Board as well as helping to maintain the level of excellence that has become synonymous with Carroll ISD.”
The Board interviewed three candidates Monday before convening to vote.
Carlton will serve in the vacancy until the May 2017 election when voters will elect a candidate to serve out the remaining two years for Place 6. Carlton has the choice whether or not to run for the position in the election.
Carlton is an active volunteer in Carroll ISD and has two children in the district at Dawson Middle School and Old Union Elementary. He recently served as a Co-Chair on the Capital Needs Planning Committee. He also served on the Carroll Education Foundation Board for five years and was co-leader for the Strategic Action Committee on Safety and Security.
“It was a very difficult decision because all of the candidates were so highly qualified,” said Christopher Archer, CISD School Board President. “However, based upon his years of experience and involvement with CISD, both serving on and leading in-district committees as well as serving on the Board of CEF, we are confident Mr. Carlton will instantly add to what I believe is a great team that is committed to our district and the children of CISD.”
The Carroll Independent School District General Trustee Election is scheduled for May 10, 2014. On the first day of filing, three candidates submitted applications. They are: Craig Rothmeier (Incumbent), Place 1; Bradley Taylor, Place 2 and Sheri Mills, Place 3. Election filing began Wednesday, January 29 and ended on Friday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. No additional filings were submitted by the deadline. The Carroll ISD School Board will soon consider an agenda item to cancel the election due to these candidates running unopposed.
The School Board consists of seven Trustees elected at-large to serve three year terms. Members are elected by position with terms staggering a three year cycle. Places 1, 2, and 3 are scheduled for election this year. Click here for CISD’s Trustee candidate eligibility policy. Additional candidate information can be found on the Election Filings page on the district website, www.southlakecarroll.edu or by clicking here.
All candidates are required to file an application for a place on the ballot by the filing deadline. Candidates shall submit their election filings to the Carroll ISD Financial Services Department, located in the CISD Administration Center at 2400 N. Carroll Ave, Southlake, Texas 76092. For more information, please contact the Carroll ISD Financial Services Department at 817-949-8272, or email@example.com
Candidates are also required to file campaign finance reports per Election Code. Click here to view Carroll ISD Board Policy.
Carroll ISD participates in join elections with other entities and contracts with the Tarrant County Elections office to administer elections. Registered voters may vote early by personal appearance at any of the Tarrant County early voting locations, but may only vote at the assigned polling location for their precinct on the actual election day. Voters may verify their registration and polling locations at the Tarrant County Elections Office website.
Kormann and Archer both earned 60 percent of ballots cast in the May 11 election, defeating their opponents Sam Torolopoulos and James M. Palazzo, respectively.
Carroll ISD has 19,859 registered voters. With 2,599 ballots cast, it represents a turnout of about 13%. Archer led the voting with 1,506 total votes; his opponent had 1,016 votes. Kormann received 1,498 votes to his opponent’s 980.
The election totals will be canvassed by the CISD School Board on May 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Newly elected Trustees will be sworn in shortly thereafter. CISD will host a reception for the new Trustees and their families immediately after the swearing in ceremony May 20.
Unofficial Tarrant County Results with 5 of 5 precincts reporting are as follows:
Place 6 Results:
Early Voting – 686 (40%)
Election Day Voting – 294 (38%)
TOTAL – 980 Votes (40%)
>Matt Kormann (Winner)
Early Voting – 1,011 (60%)
Election Day Voting – 487 (62%)
TOTAL – 1,498 Votes (60%)
Place 7 Results
James M. Palazzo
Early Voting – 697 (40%)
Election Day Voting – 319 (40%)
TOTAL – 1,016 Votes (40%)
>Chris Archer (Winner)
Early Voting – 1,031 (60%)
Election Day Voting – 475 (60%)
TOTAL – 1,506 Votes (60%)
Filing for the Carroll ISD School Board closed Friday, March 1 at 5 p.m. Four candidates filed for a place on the School Board Election ballot for one of two, three-year, at-large positions on the Carroll Independent School District Board of Trustees.
Bob Kemins filed January 31 for a spot on the ballot in Place 7 however, Kemins withdrew on Friday, March 1. Sam Torolopoulos filed February 1 for a spot on the ballot in Place 6. Matt Kormann filed Feb. 6 for a spot on the ballot in Place 6. Chris Archer filed Feb. 25 for a spot on the ballot in Place 7. James Palazzo filed March 1 for a spot on the ballot in Place 7. Voters will decide the two seats on Saturday, May 11; they are currently held by incumbents John Thane (Place 6) and Sherri Williams (Place 7).
Application packets and filing was available during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Carroll Administration Center’s new location, 2400 N. Carroll Avenue in Southlake (former Carroll Middle School building just west of the North Carroll/Dove roundabout). The filing deadline was 5 p.m. on March 1. Candidates for each place will then hold a lottery drawing for the order of their names on the ballot.
Click here to read the Carroll ISD policy for Board Member Eligibility and Qualifications.
Eubanks Intermediate School students had some tough competition on the playground recently. One afternoon Carroll ISD School Board President Read Ballew, Trustee John Thane and Superintendent Dr. David Faltys took students up on an offer to come to the campus and play basketball. For the students and board members, the pick-up game was the icing on the cake that was several weeks in the making.
The call to the court actually came back in January during School Board Appreciation Month, when the EIS student body wrote thank you notes to Trustees. Hand written messages from two students really caught the attention of trustees. Sixth graders Jacob Doddridge and Brock Gaskill started their notes with a simple, “thank you for being a board member” and “we appreciate what you do for students” but ended with a series of post-script requests.
Below their names, Doddridge and Gaskill included various “P.S.” and “P.S.S.” statements asking board members for new basketball nets. The wish list became more ambitious with each request- one for a new scoreboard on the field and another for a hot dog stand.
The notes resonated with Thane. He said he carried one message with him for about a month. The simple honesty of a child asking for a single basketball net seemed like a reasonable request. Before too long, the EIS playground had some new hardware.
“The board was awesome enough to send two brand new nets and invited us to play basketball with them,” Doddridge said.
Efforts were already underway to replace the nets when trustees Thane and Ballew stepped in to help. Instead of replacing the nets with traditional fabric material, the district installed two new chain nets that can withstand the weather and daily use by the hundred or so students that flock to the playground on school days.
On the afternoon the nets were installed Ballew, Thane and Faltys helped the students break them in. Doddridge and Brock invited a friend, Jeremy Bach and the group played a short pick-up game.
“Every now and then we have the opportunity to have fun as Trustees,” said Ballew. “Responding to a request for basketball nets was made more fun by playing three-on-three with the students.”
The desire to help students and make their academic career at Carroll ISD a success is a common feeling among School Board members and Administration.
Thane, who has served on the school board for five years said, “This was one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done as a Trustee.”
He added, “the students alerted us to the need… and we listened to them.”
The students at Eubanks are no longer playing half-court. The backboards are once again complete thanks to the School Board.
“Opportunities like this remind you why you volunteer your time to serve the District,” Ballew said.