Former Amarillo Mayor Sandra McCartt tosses name into mix for vacant AISD board seats

Sandra McCartt
Former Amarillo Mayor Sandra McCartt has tossed her name into the mix to be considered for appointment to the Amarillo ISD Board of Trustees.

"I’m excited to announce that I have officially thrown my name into the hat to fill one of the two open spots on the Amarillo Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.

"As you know, I’ve always had a passion for serving my community and have a long history of working in education, including eight years as a teacher and most recently a substitute.

"Educating our children is one of the most critical investments that we can make! I would love to be able to work to make our already excellent school district even better for our students," McCartt said.

Amarillo ISD is now accepting applications to fill two vacancies on the Board of Trustees. Applications are due by July 3, 2019 at noon. The Board expects to fill the vacancies over the summer.

The open terms do not expire until May 2021, therefore the five members of the Board of Trustees will appoint two individuals from the pool of applicants. The appointees will fill the positions until the next trustee election is held in 2021 when the appointees could choose to seek full terms.

Interested parties can view the AISD trustee vacancy application and eligibility requirements at the link below. The application contains important information and instructions, including additional items an applicant must supply such as a resume and a short essay describing why you would like to serve on the AISD Board of Trustees.

Former Amarillo ISD board member John Betancourt has also applied for one of the vacant seats. Betancourt lost re-election to the school board in May of this year.

"There are two vacant Trustee positions open and I have decided to submit an application to be considered for one of the appointments to the board. I appreciate everyone who has contacted me and encouraged me to apply," Betancourt said.