Board of Trustees

The next Board of Trustees election will be held on May 1, 2021 for two at-large positions. Information on this site will be updated as received.

2021 Application and Election Timeline

  • Application for Ballot Filing Starts – Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m.
  • Application for Ballot Filing Ends – Friday, February 12, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.

If the office is closed due to inclement weather, please file your application ballot by email to election@ruskisd.net. This must be done before the deadline of 5:00 PM on February 12, 2021.A candidate application may be filed in person, by mail, or by email

    • In-Person: 203 E. Seventh Street, Rusk, Texas 75785
    • Mail: 203 E. Seventh Street, Rusk, Texas 75785 (Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via mail)
    • Email: election@ruskisd.net (Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via email)
    • Fax: 903-683-2104 (Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax)

If the office is closed due to inclement weather on Tuesday, February 16th please e-mail your write-in candidate filing application to election@ruskisd.net or fax to 903-683-2104 (Please be advised that the application must be notarized prior to filing via e-mail or fax by February 16th at 5:00 p.m.)

  • Last Day to Register to Vote – Thursday, April 1, 2021
  • Early Voting Starts – Monday, April 19, 2021
  • Early Voting Ends – Tuesday, April 27, 2021
  • Election Day – Saturday, May 1, 2021

Candidate Workshop


ONLINE SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE APPLICATION

May 1, 2021 Election Calendar

Application for Place on the Ballot

Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate

Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates and Officeholders who file with Local Filing Authorities

Code of Fair Campaign Practices

Fair Campaign Practices

Guide to Local Filing Authorities Duties

Political Advertising

Political and Campaign Signs

Political Fundraisers What you need to know

Texas Ethics Commission Instruction Guide

President Tracy Session

tracy.session@ruskisd.net

Vice President Britt Patterson

britt.patterson@ruskisd.net

Secretary Martin Pepin

martin.pepin@ruskisd.net

Member Montie Sunday

montie.sunday@ruskisd.net

Member Teresa Phifer

teresa.phifer@ruskisd.net

Member Jake Ocker

jake.ocker@ruskisd.net

Member Oliver Sturns

oliverg.sturns@ruskisd.net

School Board Election

Rusk ISD School Board

Members of the Board of Trustees are from left to right are Superintendent Grey Burton, Tracy Session, Jake Ocker, Martin Pepin, Montie Sunday, Oliver Sturns, Britt Patterson and Teresa Phifer.

Board meetings are normally held the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Administrative Central Office located at 203 East 7th Street. Check the Board Calendar to verify a specific board meeting date.