Chad Green, a trustee on McKinney ISD’s school board, has announced he will be running for Texas State Board of Education District 12.

“The students and parents of District 12 deserve a conservative fighter who will lead with innovation,” Green said in a news release.

Explaining the role

The District 12 seat is held by Pam Little, whose term will expire Jan. 1, 2025. District 12's counties include Collin, Bowie, Cooke and Grayson, among others.

Little is running for re-election for the district seat, according to campaign representative Jason Zell. In an emailed statement, the Little campaign said she "is a conservative who has been pushing Texas schools to be more responsive to parents to help their children succeed."

The State Board of Education sets policies and standards for Texas public schools, according to the Texas Education Agency. Responsibilities include setting curriculum standards, adopting instructional materials and establishing graduation requirements.

The Republican primary election for State Board of Education is March 5.

About the candidate

Green has served as MISD trustee since 2021. He graduated from Texas A&M University and has resided in McKinney since 2009, the release stated. Green has over 20 years of education experience through McGraw Hill Education, Northwest Evaluation Association and The Princeton Review.

“Parents are tired. Tired of being told how to parent by an out-of-touch, all-too-powerful bureaucratic body that prioritizes funding over school choice, parental rights, and the individual needs of every student and family,” Green said in the release.