The Carroll ISD board of trustees reorganized Sept. 25 to have Sheri Mills fill the open board president position.

This decision comes after the Sept. 9 Southlake special election when former board president Chris Archer was elected to the Southlake City Council. Archer’s last CISD board meeting was on Sept. 11.

Mills was chosen quickly and without debate at the school board’s last meeting. Mills has been on the board for the past four years, serving the last two and a half years as the board’s vice president. She was re-elected in May and her second term will expire in 2020.

“I'm honored to serve as President of the Carroll Independent School District,” Mills said in an email. “I've lived in our district for 18 years and I have three Dragons on three different campuses. As many people in our area, I moved here for the schools, and my goal is to continue to support our administration and keep our Dragons on the course to success.”

The board’s reorganization continued as Michelle Moore was chosen as vice president of the board and Danny Gilpin was elected to serve as secretary.

Applications for the Place 7 seat Archer formerly occupied were accepted until noon on Oct. 2. The board will interview candidates who applied to temporarily fill that seat until the May election. Interviews for the position will be held at a special board meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 10.

“Our goal is to make a decision based on the applications and interviews and formally appoint a new Trustee to Place 7 during the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 16,” Mills said.