Posted Date: 01/12/2023
January 10, 2023 – Amarillo ISD is joining more than 1,000 school districts across Texas in celebrating School Board members for their dedication and commitment to the District and its students during School Board Recognition Month in January.
School Board service is a non-paid, public servant position. School board members make up the largest group of elected officials in Texas, numbering more than 7,000 statewide. Board members spend countless volunteer hours donating their time and energy to understand and advocate for their community at the district and state level. This year’s theme for School Board Recognition is Forward, Together, which highlights the collaboration among school leadership, teachers, and parents on behalf of students.
“Our seven school board members continually keep AISD’s mission, vision, and priorities in mind with every decision they make to ensure all of our students are ready for life and success beyond high school,” said Superintendent Doug Loomis. “Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to applaud the work of our District’s Trustees in providing leadership and good governance.”
Serving as the essential link between the community and its schools, the Amarillo ISD School Board is responsible for 30,000 students, 5,000 staff members, 55 campuses, and an annual budget of more than $300 million. They are a key element in setting the direction and goals for the District and helping to create conditions for student success.
Board members serving Amarillo ISD are: Kimberly Anderson (Board President), Doyle Corder (Board Vice President), Alonzo Everhart, Dick Ford, Kayla Mendez, David Nance, and Don Powell.
Board elections are held in odd numbered years in May on a rotating four-year term. Amarillo ISD’s next School Board Election will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023. To learn more about running for a school board position and the filing deadline, visit our School Board Elections page. You can also learn more about school board service and how board members are elected by visiting the Texas Association of School Boards.
“The work we do on a daily basis is both challenging and exciting, Loomis added. During this month and throughout the year, I want to thank our Board members for their tireless efforts in keeping a strong public education system in place as we move FORWARD, TOGETHER.”