Now that Lake Highlands resident and Richardson ISD trustee Carol Kent has been elected as the District 102 state representative, it made me wonder what will happen to her seat on the board since the Texas Legislature‘s session starts in January, and RISD board elections don’t take place until May.
I posed this question to Luke Davis, one of our Lake Highlands columnists and Kent’s colleague on the board. Apparently, the board has some options. "Factors include the amount of time left in Carol’s term whenever she resigns, and the amount of time before the next trustee election," Davis says. "Options include appointing a new trustee to serve in that seat, or leaving that place vacant until the May election."
This issue is on the board’s Nov. 17 agenda; initial conversations may be in closed session, Davis says.