2021 Board Trustee Election Information
Four seats on the Prairie Lea Independent School District school board in Texas are up for general election on May 1, 2021. The filing deadline for this election is February 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM. See the notice below for physical, mailing and email addresses to file an application.
Requirements for a Candidate:
The requirements for being a trustee on the Board of Trustees for the District may be found at Board Policy BBA (Legal), which may be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://pol.tasb.org/Home/Index/247
and inserting the policy code “BBA” in the search box.
An application of a candidate for a place on the election ballot must be filed with the District’s Board Secretary or the Secretary’s designated agent at the District’s central office location not later than 5:00 p.m. of the 78th day before the date of the election and not earlier than the 30th day before the date of the filing deadline, as per Education Code Section 11.055.
Important Dates Regarding This Election:
- Notice of Deadline to Post Notice of Candidates Filing – Monday, December 14, 2020
- First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot – Wednesday, January 13, 2021
- Last Day to Order General Election – Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot – Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
- Last Day to Register to Vote – Thursday, April 1, 2021
- First Day of Early Voting – Monday April 19, 2021
- Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail – Tuesday, April 20, 2021
- Last Day of Early Voting – Tuesday, April 27, 2021
- Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail – Saturday, May 1, 2021 (election day) at 7 p.m.
Prairie Lea ISD Board of Trustees
is comprised of seven local citizens who serve as the legal agent of the State of Texas in carrying out the will of the citizens of the Prairie Lea Independent School District in the matters of public education. The Prairie Lea ISD Board of Trustees is charged with making policy for the school district. Trustees are unpaid volunteers who serve four-year terms.
Voters in Prairie Lea elect school board members in November or May. In addition to making policy, the Board also hires the superintendent of schools, holds monthly (usually the second Thursday of each month) business meetings to conduct the business of the district, approve employment and termination of personnel, approves the budget and sets the tax rate, approves property purchases, approves new building plans, awards bids, hears grievances of employees, students and citizens of the district and authorizes collection, disbursement and auditing of funds.
Current state law requires a candidate for trustee of an independent school district to be a qualified voter by the time required as prescribed by Election Code Section 141.001
. An application for place on the ballot
must be filed with the Elections Administrator located at the Prairie Lea ISD Administration Building, 6910 San Marcos Hwy 80, Prairie Lea, TX 78661.