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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

Election Information

Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot
Notice of Previous Polling Place
Certification of Unopposed Candiddates 2023
Order of Cancellation 2023

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 7, 2022 at Upshur County Court House, 2nd floor, 100 West Tyler, Gilmer, TX 75644.  The deadline to file a candidate application is February 17, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

Next Election Dates:

Saturday, May 1, 2021          Important 2021 Election Dates

Saturday, May 7, 2022         Important 2022 Election Dates

Saturday, May 6, 2023         Important 2023 Election Dates


Early Voting Location:

Gilmer ISD Administration

245 N Bradford St.

Gilmer, TX  75644


Election Day Voting Location:

Gilmer High School

850 Buffalo Street

Gilmer, TX  75644


Board of Trustee Members/Terms:


Mark Skinner President 2008 2020 2020-2023
Gloria King Secretary 2002 2020 2020-2023
Jeff Murry Member 2019 2020 2020-2023
Kenny Southwell Vice-President 2012 2021 2021-2024
Lula Johnson Member 2016 2022 2022-2025
John Dean Member 2019 2022 2022-2025
Larry Montgomery Member 2020 2021 2021-2024


Requirements and deadline for filing for candidacy for trustee:


          Wednesday, January 18, 2023 is the first day to file for a place on the ballot.

                     Application for a Place on the Ballot Form

            Friday, February 17, 2023 is the last day to file for a place on the ballot.

            Tuesday, February 21, 2023 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 15, 2021: Agenda - Minutes

September 26, 2022: Agenda – Minutes
October 24, 2022: Agenda – Minutes
November 14, 2022 – Board Training @ 5:30pm: Agenda – Minutes
                                         Regular Meeting @ 7:00pm: Agenda – Minutes
December 12, 2022: Agenda – Minutes
January 23, 2023: Agenda – Minutes
February 20, 2023: Agenda – Minutes
March 20, 2023: Agenda – Minutes
April 17, 2023: Agenda – Minutes
May 15, 2023: Agenda – Minutes
June 19, 2023: Agenda – Minutes
July 17, 2023: Agenda – Minutes



School Board Meetings from Previous Years