Trustee Josh Wright resigns, board orders special election
Trustee Josh Wright resigns, board orders special election
Posted on 02/22/2019
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At a Special school board meeting on Feb. 21, Northwest ISD trustees approved the resignation of board member Josh Wright, who serves in Place 1. Mr. Wright has accepted a new job in Austin and will be relocating.

Mr. Wright has been a part of the Northwest ISD family for 22 years, including as a student at Haslet Elementary School, Pike Middle School and Northwest High School. He served the community on the school board since 2009, including two years as board president.

“I am grateful to our community for giving me the opportunity to serve,” Mr. Wright said. “It’s truly been an honor.”

With Mr. Wright’s resignation, the board approved the order for a special election to fill Place 1 on the upcoming election date, May 4, 2019. The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot is Friday, Feb. 22, with applications accepted through Monday, March 4. The term for Place 1, which would be completed by the newly elected board member, ends in 2021.

To allow community members the opportunity to have their voices heard through a vote, the school board decided not to appoint a person to fill the vacancy at this time, since the May election is just two months away.

Northwest ISD encourages residents to register to vote and to become informed of important issues affecting their communities. The last day to register to vote is April 4, and Election Day is May 4, with early voting beginning on April 22. To check registration status, click here.

Additionally, the board approved administration’s recommendation to cancel the general election. Feb. 15 was the deadline for to file for an application for a place on the ballot. Board President Judy Copp filed for Place 4, and Board Vice President Anne Davis-Simpson, Ph.D., filed for Place 3. Both are running unopposed. This decision to cancel the general election saves the district and county resources that would be used to administer the election.