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School Board

School Board Memebers
School Trustees

Mark Skinner, Board President
Kenny Southwell, Board Vice-president
Gloria King, Board Secretary

Lula Johnson, Member
John Dean, Member
Jeff Murry, Member
Larry Montgomery, Member

Directory of School Board Members

Online School Board Policy

You can access the Gilmer Independent School District School Board Policy through the link below:

School Board Policy

Continuing Education Hours for May 2020 - April 2021

Continuing Education Hours for May 2021 - April 2022

Continuing Education Hours for May 2022 - April 2023

Election Information

Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot
Notice of Previous Polling Place
Certification of Unopposed Candidates May 2024
Order of Cancellation May 4, 2024 Election

The Board of Trustees is made up of seven trustees.  Election of Board members shall be at large.  General election of Board members shall be on the May uniform election date (The first Saturday in May).  The next School Board Trustee election will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at Gilmer ISD Administration Building, 245 N. Bradford St., Gilmer, TX 75644.  The deadline to file a candidate application is February 16, 2024 at 5:00 pm.

Next Election Dates:

Saturday, May 4, 2024         Important 2024 Election Dates –  Internet Posting Requirements 2024

Saturday, May 3, 2025         Important 2025 Election Dates

Saturday, May 2, 2026         Important 2026 Election Dates


Early Voting Location:

Gilmer ISD Administration

245 N Bradford St.

Gilmer, TX  75644


Election Day Voting Location:

Gilmer ISD Administration

245 N Bradford St.

Gilmer, TX  75644


Board of Trustee Members/Terms:


Mark Skinner President 2008 2023 2023-2026
Gloria King Secretary 2002 2023 2023-2026
Jeff Murry Member 2019 2023


Lula Johnson

Member 2016 2022 2022-2025
John Dean Member 2019 2022 2022-2025
Kenny Southwell Vice-President 2012 2024 2024-2027
Larry Montgomery Member 2020 2024 2024-2027


Requirements and deadline for filing for candidacy for trustee:


          Wednesday, January 17, 2024 is the first day to file for a place on the ballot.

                     Application for a Place on the Ballot Form

            Friday, February 16, 2024 is the last day to file for a place on the ballot.

            Tuesday, February 20, 2024 is the last day to declare as a write-in candidate.

                       Declaration of Write-In Candidacy Form


All forms should be given to the Assistant to the Superintendent, Ann Bradshaw at:
GISD Administration
245 N. Bradford St.
Gilmer, TX  75644

Forms must be received by the above dates in accordance with Secretary of State approved election dates / deadlines.

Frequently Asked Questions about Running for School Board

Please email any questions to Ann Bradshaw at

2022-2023: School Board Agendas/Minutes

August 21, 2023: Agenda -Minutes

September 25, 2023: Agenda – Minutes

September 25, 2023 Special: Agenda – Minutes

October 16, 2023: Agenda – Minutes

November 13, 2023: Agenda – Minutes

December 18, 2023: Agenda – Minutes

January 16, 2024: Agenda – Minutes *postponed to January 22,2024 due to inclement weather*

January 22, 2024: Agenda Minutes

February 19, 2024: Agenda – Minutes

March 18, 2024: Agenda – Minutes

April 15, 2024: Agenda – Minutes

May 20, 2024: Agenda – Minutes

School Board Meetings from Previous Years