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School Board

2019 – 2020 Lindsay ISD Board of Trustees

  • Ben Hawkins – President – 2020*
  • Brian Manhart – Vice President – 2020*
  • Laurence Williams – Secretary – 2020*
  • Brian Neu – Member – 2022*
  • Chad Fleitman – Member – 2022*
  • Corey Anderle – Member – 2021*
  • Chris Garner – Member – 2021*
    • * Denotes the year term of office expires 


Meeting Schedules, Agendas & Minutes...

  • Regular meetings of the Lindsay ISD Board of Trustees are open to the public and are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. the third Monday of the month in the library of Lindsay High School, 625 Knight Drive, Lindsay. When necessary, a regular meeting date may be changed or a special meeting may be called. In either case, a notice of the change is posted on the outside bulletin board of the Administration Office at least 72 hours in advance and on the school website:
  • In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board has the right to meet privately in a closed meeting to discuss matters related to personnel, student discipline, security, land acquisition or to consult with the district's attorney. However, no action may be taken in closed session. The Board is required by law to reconvene in open session to take action.
  • Lindsay ISD Board meeting notices and minutes can be found at the following link:


Board Policy link: 


Board Member Training...

  • Click on the link below for an overview of training hours required of all school board members per Texas Education Code 11.159, Chapter 61, Subchapter A
    • The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Online Learning Center has a number of training courses available. For more information, click here.
  • Board Members:  contact the Superintendent's office for other training opportunities available or if you need help with the TASB online training login. 


Frequently Asked Questions…

  • Q: What is the role of the School Board?
  • A: The Lindsay ISD Board of Trustees is a seven member elected panel that serves as the district's policy making body. Although the Board is comprised of individuals, it is a body corporate. Members can perform no valid act except as a body at meetings properly convened and conducted. Some of the duties specifically assigned to the school board are:
    • Govern and oversee management
    • Adopt a policy to establish a planning process
    • Levy and collect taxes and issue bond
    • Adopt and file a budget
    • Have fiscal accounts audited
    • Publish an annual performance report
    • Acquire and authorize sale of property
    • Adopt a policy providing for employment and duties of personnel
    • Hire and evaluate the superintendent
  • Board members elected serve a 3 year term. School Board elections take place each year in May. 
  • Q: Who can attend school board meetings?
  • A: Citizens are welcomed and encouraged to attend all school board meetings. Public participation at a board meeting is limited to the public comment portion of the meeting and public hearing agenda items. "At all other times during the Board meeting, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the Board, unless requested by the presiding officer." (Lindsay ISD Board Policy BED LOCAL)
  • Citizens may request to speak before the Board in open forum by registering with the Superintendent's Secretary before the meeting begins. Those addressing the Board will be limited to five minutes. Any group of five or more persons must appoint one person to present the group's views to the Board. The Board is not permitted to discuss or act upon any issues that are not posted on the meeting's agenda.

Election Information
The next election will be Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Conrad Hall in Lindsay. Election hours will be 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

First day to file an application for a place on the ballot is January 15, 2020.

The deadline to file for a place on the ballot is 4:00 pm on February 14, 2020.

Candidate packets may be picked up beginning January 6, 2020 at the Lindsay ISD Administration office, which is located at 495 W. 6th Street in Lindsay.

Early voting is April 20-April 28.

Voter Registration Information
Residency and Eligibility Requirements
Cooke County Elections Home Page


Board Operating Procedures

This page last updated December 18, 2019.