Six to interview for vacant DSISD school board seat

Six candidates have been selected to be interviewed by Dripping Springs ISD’s Board of Trustees later this month as they seek to fill a vacancy on the dais.

On July 23, the DSISD board selected Kim Cousins, Joanna Day, Brent Gibbs, Marisa Grijalva, Andrew Hutton, and Kara Mayfield as possible successors of former board trustee Shelly Reeves’ unexpired term.

Reeves stepped down from the dais in May due to health issues, according to district officials. Whoever is appointed will serve on the board until the term expires in May 2019.

“The position is being filled through an application process, a common practice used by school boards throughout the state when a vacancy on the board occurs near the end of a term,” according to a DSISD press release.

Between June 27 and July 16, 20 applications were submitted for consideration.

On July 23, the DSISD Board of Trustees reviewed applications and, following discussion, selected six candidates for interviews.

Interviews will be conducted on August 20 and August 23 in posted special meetings during closed session. Following conclusion of interviews on August 23, trustees will vote on the replacement trustee in open session.

On August 27, the selected individual will be sworn in and be seated at the DSISD Board of Trustees regular meeting.

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