Anne McCausland not seeking re-election to Frisco ISD board

Anne McCausland
Anne McCausland recently announced she will not seek re-election to the Place 4 seat on the Frisco ISD board of trustees. (Courtesy Frisco ISD)

Anne McCausland recently announced she will not seek re-election to the Place 4 seat on the Frisco ISD board of trustees. (Courtesy Frisco ISD)

Frisco ISD will have at least one new board of trustees member after the May election, as Anne McCausland recently announced she will not seek re-election to the Place 4 seat.

“For the past nine years it has been an honor to serve you as a trustee on the FISD board,” McCausland wrote in a post on her Facebook page on Jan. 13. “However, after careful consideration, prayer and reflection I have decided not to seek reelection this year for another term. While I will continue to support FISD endeavors in any way I can, I will now lend more of my volunteer time to other causes that are also near and dear to me.”

McCausland was first elected to the board in 2011 and re-elected in 2014 and 2017. She served as board president for two years during her tenure and board secretary for three years.

“Serving FISD has been an important part of my life for nearly 20 years, so this decision did not come easy,” McCausland wrote. “However, I am comforted in knowing that I leave behind incredible district leadership. This includes an amazing group of trustees, and a phenomenal superintendent and instructional support team.”

The Place 4 and 5 seats are the only two board positions that will be on the May 2 ballot. Place 5 incumbent Debbie Gillespie filed for re-election to that seat on Jan. 15, which was the first day of filing for the election. Gillespie was the only candidate to file for a the school board election on the first day of the filing period, which will continue through Feb. 14.

Those wishing to run for a board of trustees seat can pick up an application packet from the FISD Administration Building lobby.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is editor of the Frisco edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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