The Calallen Independent School District has cancelled its elections for three seats on the school board after no challengers filed to run against the incumbents.
Trustees Jim Callis, Brent Burkhart and school board president Butch Roecker were all up for reelection in November for their seats on the board. Trustees for the CISD serve four-year terms.
However, the deadline for opponents to file against any of the three incumbents came and went last month with no opposition stepping forward for a place on the school board.
"It goes to show the public's support of the direction the board is going in," Callis said Monday, after the school board unanimously approved the election's cancellation. Callis was elected to the school board in 2000.
"All of us are diligent with the financial responsibilities of the school district," he said.
Roecker, who was elected in 2004, said he felt the community was happy with the work trustees have done over the past few years.
"I think it speaks well for our board," the board president said. "Not to draw a single opponent, that tells us the community is pleased with our performance."
Burkhart, who was elected in May 2002, agreed with his fellow incumbents, adding that having no opposition for three different seats on the school board was a huge boost of support from the public.
"It means the board must be representing the community well because running unopposed speaks volumes," Burkhart said.
Elections for the Robstown Independent School District, in which two trustee seats are up for grabs, will go on as scheduled since both incumbents have challengers.
The Tuloso-Midway Independent School District will also hold its trustee elections in November as previously scheduled.