Filing Open for More Than a Dozen Hopkins County Trustee Seats

Aug 8, 2012

HOPKINS COUNTY - Rather than just county and statewide races on the local ballot this November, several school districts will conduct trustee elections.

Filing for the vacancies at five rural districts is underway and continues through August 20.

Cumby voters will choose among two school board seats, as well as for or against a 12 cent tax increase. If approved, another $219,000 will be added to the district’s budget, minimizing the operating deficit to $100,000, rather than $320,000.

Miller Grove and North Hopkins both have two trustee vacancies upcoming, with three positions sought by the Saltillo ISD and four seats open on the Sulphur Bluff ISD Board.

Several local school districts held trustee elections in May, normally held on the same day voters choose between city council candidates.