FUSD board member resigns

Ben Irwin

FUSD clerk Lupe Fernandez resigns after serving on the board since 2014; search for new board member begins

FARMERSVILLE – Farmersville Unified School District clerk Lupe Fernandez resigned from the board March 24 after serving since 2014, prompting a search to fill the new board vacancy. Fernandez cited new employment as the reason for her resignation.

Fernandez was not present at the March 23 board meeting where her resignation was announced, but board president Alice Lopez presented a plaque honoring her service to the Zoom audience.

Lupe Fernandez
FUSD Clerk

“We thank and appreciate everything that she’s done for us and we wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors,” Lopez said.

FUSD must fill the vacancy with a new provisional or elected board member within 60 days, by May 21. In a 4-0 unanimous vote, the board motioned to select a provisional board member rather than hold an election.

A special committee was formed to conduct initial screening of applicants, on which board president Alice Lopez and Trustee Jorge Vazquez will serve. Applications to fill the vacant board member seat must be submitted by April 6, and can be found at FUSD’s web site.

The district currently has a goal of filling the vacant seat by April 20, upon which the board will internally elect the next clerk. Traditionally the clerk has been the next-in-line position for president of the board.

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