Board of Trustees

The next Board of Trustees election will be held on May 6, 2023 for two at-large positions. Information on this site will be updated as received.

2023 Application and Election Timeline

  • Application for Ballot Filing Starts – Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 8:00 a.m.

  • Application for Ballot Filing Ends – Friday, February 17, 2023 @ 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 17, 2023. 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 21st 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 21st AT 5:00 P.M.)

  • Last Day to Register to Vote – Thursday, April 6, 2023

  • Early Voting Starts – Monday, April 24, 2023

  • Last Day to apply for Ballot By Mail - Tuesday, April 25, 2023

  • Early Voting Ends – Tuesday, May 2, 2023

  • Election Day – Saturday, May 6, 2023

Candidate Workshop

Candidate Eligibility

ONLINE SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE APPLICATION

May 6, 2023 Election Law Calendar

May 6, 2023 General Election Important Dates

Application for Place on the Ballot

Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate

Form CTA Instruction Guide

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

Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report Forms

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

BOARD POLICY

President Jake Ocker

jake.ocker@ruskisd.net

Vice President Martin Pepin

martin.pepin@ruskisd.net

Secretary Montie Sunday

montie.sunday@ruskisd.net

Member Nathan Acker

nathan.acker@ruskisd.net

Member Teresa Phifer

teresa.phifer@ruskisd.net

Member Tracy Session

tracy.session@ruskisd.net

Member Oliver Sturns

oliverg.sturns@ruskisd.net

Rusk ISD School Board

Agenda & Minutes

HB 2840 Public Comment

Public Comment Form

Board Training Compliance

School Board Election

PICTURE

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

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.