Montgomery Resigns From Board of Trustees;Board Will Accept Applications To Fill Vacancy
(July 23, 2019) Board President John Montgomery submitted his resignation from the Allen ISD Board of Trustees on July 23.
Montgomery announced in a letter to the Board that additional work assignments would not allow him to fulfill his school board responsibilities.
“My commitment to my family and employer takes priority and Allen ISD deserves nothing less than a full commitment to serve as a Trustee,” said Montgomery. “I wish nothing but the very best for Allen ISD in the future and look forward to supporting as a citizen of the Allen community.”
The Board accepted the resignation and appointed new officers for the remainder of the 2019-2020 term. The current vice-president, Amy Gnadt will serve as board president. Kelley Rowley will serve as vice-president and David Noll will assume the role of board secretary.
Montgomery was first elected to the board in May 2015. He was re-elected to a second 3-year term in May 2018.
“John’s extensive corporate experience has been an asset since he joined the board over four years ago,” explained new Board President Amy Gnadt. “We appreciate the time he has given to Allen ISD and the heart he has shown for our students and staff.”
Mrs. Gnadt announced that the Board will be accepting applications to fill the vacant seat on the board. The appointed board member’s term will run until May 2020. The individual would then need to file and run for election in May 2020 and again in May 2021 to complete the remainder of Montgomery’s term.
Allen ISD residents interested in serving on the Board are invited to complete and submit an application by Thursday, August 8th at 4:30 pm. Applications will be available starting on July 24th.
Applicants must be a resident of Allen ISD and must be a minimum of 18 years old. Applicants should also be willing to commit to attendance at school board meetings, workshops and special events throughout the year and have an intent to run for election in May 2020.
According to the new Board of Trustees President Amy Gnadt, “We will consider applications from all eligible residents. We will be looking for candidates who are willing to put in the required time, preferably have some experience with Allen ISD and have a deep commitment to helping our schools be successful.”
The Board of Trustees will review applications after August 8thand then conduct interviews. An additional timeline and details will be made available to all applicants.
Applications will be available online at www.allenisd.org/Board beginning July 24. For more information contact Lenore Yurkovich, at email@example.com or call 972-727-0513.