AUSTIN — The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has reelected Longview IDS Trustee Ted Beard to a three-year term on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region VII.

Ted Beard re-elected to State Board

Tue Sep 27, 2016

AUSTIN — The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has reelected Longview IDS Trustee Ted Beard to a three-year term on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region VII.

"I am humbled and honored to continue to represent Region VII as one of TASBs board of directors," he said. "I will continue to strongly advocate for all students and districts a quality, equitable and properly funded public education system."

First elected to the LISD Board of Trustees in 1998, Beard has served the district in various capacities, including assistant secretary, vice-president, and president.

"Ted Beard epitomizes what it means to serve one's community," said LISD Superintendent Dr. James WIlcox. "Whether serving his country as a soldier, coming home to work in helping veterans with job opportunities, to working tirelessly on his local school board. Ted Beard is a tremendous asset to Longview, and we appreciate all he does and will continue to do."

Beard earned a bachelor’s degree in human services from Letourneau University and now works as a claims representative and an equal employment opportunity counselor for the Social Security Administration. He is a retired sergeant major from the United States Army and a combat veteran of Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.

Appointed to the TASB Risk Management Fund Board in November 2007, Beard currently serves as chair. He also is a member of the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members.

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million students.