BOARD ELECTIONS

The Board of Trustees (School Board) for the Somerville Independent School District consists of seven members as provided for by the Texas Education Code and other applicable laws pertaining to the organization and operations of local schools. Each member is elected to serve a three-year term, and terms are staggered such that the composition of the School Board may change each year following an election to fill seats for expired terms.

The School Board conducts business according to the Texas Open Meetings Act. Any action taken by the Board must be taken by vote of the members in open session and is subject to a majority rule voting system. The Board reorganizes each year by electing a new President, Vice President and Secretary at the first meeting following the election and following seating and swearing in of any new members.

The School Board meets at least once each month in Regular Meeting and may call Special Meetings as required. Regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. Each meeting Notice and Agenda is posted online in BoardBook via the SISD website and on the bulletin board outside the Administration Building at least 72 hours before the meeting. The School Board intends to actively utilize this website to publicize meetings, actions, and information important to the public.

Board Member

Position

Term Expires

Jason Urbanosky

President

May 2022

Melissa Tharp

Vice-President

May 2024

Joe Gonzales

Treasurer

May 2024

Linda Pinkerton

Secretary

May 2022

Kim Casanova

Member

May 2023

Keith Howe

Member

May 2023

David Idlebird

Member

May 2024

2021-2022 Election Notices

Precinct Number(s) 406, 410, 113, 114
2022 General Election to elect (2)Two school board members for three-year terms.
Early Voting and Election Day Voting Location: 625 8th Street, Somerville, TX 77879
Admin Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mailing Address: Attention: Ninfa Stevens, PO BOX 997, Somerville, TX 77879
Phone Number: 979-596-2153
Email Address: nstevens@somervilleisd.org
Election Day Voting: May 7, 2022: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Current state law requires a candidate for trustee of an independent school district to be a qualified voter by the time required by Election Code Section 141.001.

Application for Place on the Ballot Filing Dates & Times: January 19, 2022, through February 18, 2022. Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

An application for a place on the ballot (PDF) must be filed with the secretary of the school district board.