Form, Content, and Procedure for filing for candidacy:
An application for a place on the ballot must be in writing; signed, sworn by the candidate before a person authorized to administer an oath; and dated; timely filed with the district's filing authority (Michelle Bertsch, Assistant to the Superintendent); 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 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
- A statement 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.
An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual:
- Is a U.S. citizen
- 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
- 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 the vote
- Has not been finally convicted of a felony
- 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 at which the appointment is made
- Is registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described above; and
- Satisfies any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office.
The Texas Education Code imposes additional requirements:
- To be elected to the school bard, an individual must be a qualified voted; 18 years of age or older, a U.S. citizen a Texas resident, a registered voter, not determined to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated by an appropriate court, and not finally convicted of a felony.
- A person is ineligible to serve on a school board if the person has been convicted of a felony or an offense under Texas Penal Code Section 43.02(b) regarding prostitution
Additional election resources:
- Texas Election Code sections 141.001 (eligibility requirements) and 141.0031 (application requirements