Trustees sworn in

HENDERSON, TX - Henderson Independent School District welcomed two new trustees during the November board meeting held on Tuesday night. Shannon B. Coats and Loy Dorsey were sworn in as the newest HISD trustees, filling the at-large seats that were up for grabs in the recent school board election.

The swearing-in ceremony, conducted at the start of Tuesday night's meeting, was led by Crystal Reed, a member of HISD’s human resources department. The two men’s families were on hand for the occasion. The formal canvassing of the election returns took place in a special meeting last Friday, where trustees heard a report from Amanda Wallace, the district’s elections administrator, confirming the final vote totals.

The election, which took place on November 7th, saw a field of seven candidates vying for the two open seats, after incumbents Jon Johnston and Drew Butler decided not to seek re-election. Dorsey and Coats emerged as the top vote-getters in the election.

Henderson ISD, divided into five voting areas, elects two at-large trustees who are voted in by the entire school district, in contrast to the other five trustees who are elected by voters within their specific districts. Each trustee, whether district-specific or at-large, serves a three-year term.