As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, while board positions 4 and 5—held by Winford Adams Jr. and Ronda Newhouse, respectively—were up for re-election in the Nov. 3 general election, both races remained uncontested, allowing the district to cancel its election per the Texas Election Code. As a result, both Adams and Newhouse were re-elected for another three-year term and were sworn in Dec. 8.
Following the swearing-in ceremony, the board also elected new officers. While Newhouse will retain her position as board president following unanimous board approval, the remaining officer positions changed hands.
"I would like to thank the community for your trust in my ability to carry out the duties of the Spring ISD board of trustees," Newhouse said during the meeting. "Thank you, again, to my board members for the opportunity to continue to serve you and Spring ISD—our community, our students [and] our parents, as well."
Adams was nominated and unanimously elected to serve as board vice president, a role formerly held by Position 1 trustee Deborah Jensen. Likewise, Position 2 trustee Kelly P. Hodges was elected board secretary—formerly held by Position 6 trustee Donald Davis—and Position 3 trustee Justine Durant was selected to serve as board assistant secretary—formerly held by Adams.
The board took no action regarding the role of Davis—who was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff's Office on Dec. 4 and charged with unlawful disclosure of intimate visual material—and Davis was not present for the Dec. 8 meeting.