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Longview ISD Board of Trustees thanked departing member Mrs. Ava Welge during Monday night's regular meeting, and welcomed newly-elected Place 2 representative Mr. Brett Miller

Trustees thank Ava Welge, welcome Brett Miller

Mon Nov 16, 2020

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Longview ISD Board of Trustees thanked departing member Mrs. Ava Welge during Monday night's regular meeting, and welcomed newly-elected Place 2 representative Mr. Brett Miller

Board members each, in turn, expressed sincere appreciation for Mrs. Welge's service to the district and leadership. 

Mrs. Welge spoke from the dais, wishing her successor well, and thanking the community for entrusting her with making decisions on behalf of the public since being elected in 2017. 

11162020-new-board-3Trustees canvassed the results of the Place 2 board election between Mrs. Welge and Mr. Miller. Final results released by Gregg County elections officials show Mr. Miller earning 1,881 votes to Mrs. Welge’s 905 votes. 

Place 4 incumbent Mrs. Ginia Northcutt was unopposed and will serve another three-year term on the board. 

Board members administered the oath of office to Mrs. Northcutt and Mr. Miller, before reorganizing officers for the coming term. 

Officers for the LISD trustees will be Mrs. Shan Bauer, board president; Mr. Michael Tubb, vice president; Mr. Ted Beard, secretary; and Mr. Brett Miller, vice secretary. 

At the outset of the meeting, Place 3 board member Dr. Chris Mack announced his resignation from the board. First elected to the board in 1993, Dr. Mack has served in various capacities, including as president. Chris and his wife Lisha are the parents of a daughter who graduated from Longview High in 2019. 

The current Board of Trustees for Longview ISD is now Mr. Michael Tubb (Place 1), Mr. Brett Miller (Place 2), Mrs. Ginia Northcutt (Place 4), Mrs. Shan Bauer (Place 5), Mr. Ted Beard (Place 6), and Dr. Troy Simmons (Place 7). 

Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools. LISD trustees are responsible for an annual budget of more than $78 million, over 8,000 students and nearly 3,000 staffers. 

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