Lake Travis ISD Place 3 Trustee Alex Alexander has resigned from the school board to pursue an opportunity out of state, according to a news release issued Friday.
Alexander is serving the second year of a three-year team on the board. Effective March 18, he will begin a role serving as senior pastor of the Lawrence Free Methodist Church in Lawrence, Kansas.
“This is a big transition for us, but one that we are embracing wholeheartedly as we see God’s fingerprints all over it,” Alexander wrote on his Facebook page.
LTISD’s board of trustees has called a special meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12 to formally accept Alexander’s resignation and call for a special election for his replacement. The meeting will be held in the Live Oak Room at LTISD’s Educational Development Center, 607 N. RM 620.
A special election for Place 3 would be held May 5 along with elections for the board’s Place 1, held by Guy Clayton, and Place 2, held by Lisa Johnson.
Alexander was first elected to Place 3 on LTISD’s board in May 2010, according to the district.
“On a personal level, I am very sorry to see Alex leave, but I understand he and his family have a higher calling and purpose,” said LTISD Superintendent Brad Lancaster. “It has been a pleasure working alongside someone who has always had the best interest of students and staff at heart. Alex is a true champion for public education, and he will be greatly missed. I wish the very best for Alex, Wendy and their family.”
According to the Travis County Elections Division, the last day for candidates to file for a place on the general election ballot is Friday, Feb. 16. However, the candidate filing deadline for the special election is Monday, March 5. Candidates who have already filed for a place on the general election may withdraw and file for the special election, according to LTISD.