The Conroe ISD board of trustees appointed board President Skeeter Hubert to fill the position being vacated by Trustee Scott Moore, who submitted his resignation in August.

Moore serves as the trustee for Position 7, which is not up for election in November. While his resignation is not effective until Nov. 16, the resignation creates an immediate vacancy on the board.

Hubert, whose position is up for election this year, planned to run for re-election but was disqualified due to an error on his application. The district did not catch the error until after the filing deadline so Hubert was not permitted to submit a new application.

Six-year board veteran Moore said the reason for his resignation was not due to moving outside the boundaries of the district. He said he still lives within the boundaries, but he is resigning due to the time commitment.

“I can not devote the time that this position deserves,” Moore said. “And I could not in good faith continue to hold the position when I can not devote the time that it deserves, that the citizens of this district deserve, that the students of this district deserve.”

Trustee Dale Inman, who is not running for re-election to his position in November, stated he was against Hubert’s placement and said the board should instead delay the decision until after the election.

“I just think if the board's going to make the decision, it should not be the outgoing board but the incoming board,” Inman said. “I'm just saying we're kind of like telling the next board—here's what you're going to do for the next two years, and some of us won't be there.”

“That’s our job,” said Position 4 trustee Datren Williams.

The motion to appoint Hubert passed 4-1, with Inman voting against the measure. Moore and Hubert abstained from the vote.

The board also received two presentations regarding attendance zones in the Caney Creek and Grand Oaks feeder zones. Deputy Superintendent Christopher Hines said the district is at 101% capacity overall.

Attendance boundary committees have been formed to review zoning in preparation for the opening of Veterans Memorial Intermediate School and Christopher J. Hines Elementary School in August 2023.

More information regarding the zoning process and possible scenarios is available on the attendance boundary committee’s website.

To accommodate student growth, the board approved the purchase of a 20-acre school site at $3.85 per square foot, or approximately $3.35 million, in The Woodlands High School feeder zone.

Additionally, the board approved the purchase of a 37.2-acre tract at $7 per square foot—approximately $11.34 million—and 17.7- and 19-acre tracts at $4.55 per square foot, which represents approximately $3.51 million and $3.77 million, respectively, for school sites in the Grand Oaks High School feeder zone.

The district is planning for future needs for elementary school in The Woodlands feeder zone and a secondary school and two elementary schools in the Grand Oaks feeder zone, according to district officials.

The board’s next meeting will be held Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.