Though the timeframe to to file as a school board candidate began last week, Georgetown ISD trustees officially called for candidates at their meeting Monday night.
The GISD board of trustees is made up of seven at-large representatives who serve three years per term and are voted in and out in staggered election years. This year places 6 and 7 are up for election. The filing period began Jan. 17, and applications to run will be accepted until Feb. 16. School board elections are scheduled for May 5.
After serving on the GISD board for nearly a decade, Greg Eady, Place 6, has decided to not seek re-election.
“I’ve been on the board for nine years,” Eady said. “I thought I’d do it for one term—it turned into three. It was a great opportunity; it was fantastic; but it’s time for me to move on to other things.”
But Ben Stewart, Place 7, is ready for another term, he said.
“Thanks [to the voters]for allowing me to do this work. I love it,” Stewart said. “I don’t like the campaigning portion of it, but I like the job enough to go through it.”