• General Information

    The Board of Trustees consists of seven board members elected to serve, without compensation, for overlapping terms of three years each.  Elections are conducted annually in May.  While candidates run for specific places, they do not represent specific geographical areas; rather, each represents Sherman ISD at large. 

    Elections of Trustees are held annually for three-year terms in cycles identified below:

    Place 1 and 2                     2024, 2027, 2030 and in three-year intervals thereafter.

    Places 3, 4 and 5               2025, 2028, 2031 and in three-year intervals thereafter. 

    Places 6 and 7                   2023, 2026, 2029 and in three-year intervals thereafter. 

    Terms for the Board of Trustees expire as follows:

    Places 1 and 2                   May 2024

    Places 3, 4, and 5              May 2025

    Places 6 and 7                   May 2023

    Following the annual election, the Board elects a president, vice-president, and secretary to serve one-year terms. 

    Requirements

    An application for a place on the ballot must be in writing; signed, sworn to by the candidate before a person authorized to administer an oath, and dated; timely filed with the district’s filing authority and contain specified information about the candidate:

    • The candidate’s name, date of birth, and occupation;
    • The candidate’s residence address or the address at which the candidate receives mail with a description of the location of the candidate’s residence;
    • The candidate’s length of continuous residence in Texas and in the district as of the date the candidate swears to the application;
    • If available, a public mailing address and email address at which the candidate receives correspondence relating to the candidate’s campaign;
    • The office sought, including any place or other distinguishing number and an indication of whether the office sought is for a full or unexpired term;
    • Statements that the candidate is a U.S. citizen; has not been determined by a court to be mentally incapacitated; has not been convicted of a felony; is aware of the nepotism law; and swears an oath to support and defend the U.S. and Texas Constitutions and laws.

    Eligibility

     An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual: 

    1. Is a United States citizen;
    2. Is 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;
    3. Has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
    4. Has not been convicted of a felony;
    5. Has resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:
      • For an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate’s application for a place on the ballot;
      • For a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate’s name is written in; or
      • For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made;
    6. Is registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described above; and
    7. Satisfies any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office. 

    Qualified Voter

    A person may not be elected trustee of an independent school district unless the person is a qualified voter.  "Qualified voter" means a person who:

    1. Is 18 years of age or older;
    2. Is a United States citizen;
    3. Has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
    4. Has not been finally convicted of a felony;
    5. Is a resident of the state; and
    6. Is a register voter.

    Election

    The next Board of Trustee election for Sherman ISD will be May 6, 2023.  The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot in a school district’s general election is January 18, 2023 (the 30th day before the filing deadline).  Applications are available at the Sherman ISD Service Center, 2701 Loy Lake Road.  The filing deadline for a general election is 5:00 p.m. on February 17, 2023 (the 78th day before election day). Tex. Educ. Code § 11.055(a); Tex. Elec. Code § 144.005.  The deadline to file a declaration of write-in candidacy is 5:00 p.m. on February 21, 2023 (the 74th day before election day).

    For additional information regarding the Sherman ISD Board of Trustee election please see Board Policy BBBA (Legal)BBA (Legal) and BBB (Local) or visit the Texas Secretary of State Election website and the Grayson County Election Board website.