New Braunfels, Comal ISDs prepare for May elections as NBISD begins superintendent search

Applications for election to the school boards will be accepted until Feb. 12. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Applications for election to the school boards will be accepted until Feb. 12. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

Applications for election to the school boards will be accepted until Feb. 12. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

Five school board member positions in New Braunfels ISD and Comal ISD will be up for election May 2.

Comal ISD Positions 1, 2 and 5—all single-member districts—will be up for election; those seats are currently held by Tim Hennessee, David Drastata and Michelle Ross, respectively.

NBISD Positions 3 and 5—both single-member districts—will be included on the ballot; those seats are currently held by Eric Bergquist and Board President Sherry Harrison, respectively. As of Feb. 2, only Bergquist has filed for re-election. Newcomer Steve Minus has filed candidacy for NBISD Position 5.

Those interested in applying should submit applications by mail or in-person to either the NBISD Administration Center, located at 1000 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, or the CISD District Office, located at 1404 N. I-35, New Braunfels.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, age 18 or older, live in the single-member district for which they are applying and have been a resident of the school district for at least six months.


Applications will be accepted until Feb. 12, and new board members will begin their three-year term in May.

NBISD searches for a superintendent

During a Jan. 29 special meeting, the NBISD board of trustees selected JG Consulting to head up the district’s search for a superintendent.

Superintendent Randy Moczygemba announced Jan. 12 his plans to retire after more than 35 years in education, including 13 with NBISD.

Moczygemba will officially retire June 30 after his replacement is found.

JG Consulting is an Austin-based firm that has conducted searches for more than 100 national and local school districts, including Austin ISD, Houston ISD and San Marcos CISD.

According to the district, the firm was chosen in part because of the team’s experience conducting searches through primarily virtual formats during the coronavirus pandemic and their connections to national education communities.

The board will hold a special meeting Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. in the NBISD Administration Center Boardroom, located at 1000 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, to discuss the appointment. Attendees are required to wear a face covering, and social distancing will be observed.
By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development, breaking news and community interest stories. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.


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