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Those interested in serving as a trustee on the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board have until 4 p.m. Oct. 27 to apply for the Place 5 position left vacant after the death of longtime Trustee Andy Feild on Sept. 19. Feild served a total of 26 years on the board, 18 as president. The next election for the seat is May 6, 2024. 

Application forms are available online or in the BCISD Central Office, 208 E. Brier St. in Burnet, during regular business hours. Contact Jessica Carpenter at or 512-756-2124 for more information. 


• The appointed trustee is permitted to file to run for Place 5 during the May 2024 trustee election if they choose to do so. The winner will serve the remaining one-year term of Place 5 until the May 2025 election.

• The winner of Place 5 in May 2024 is permitted to file to run for the seat during the May 2025 trustee election if they choose to do so. The winner will be elected to a new, three-year term and would not have to run again until 2028.


According to the Texas Election Code, an individual is eligible to be elected or appointed to a public school board if the individual:

  • is a U.S. citizen;
  • is 18 years of age on the first day of the term to be filled at election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;
  • has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate of jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated with the right to vote;
  • has not been finally convicted of a felony from which the individual has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
  • has resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following dates: for an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate’s application for a place on the ballot; for a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate’s name is written in; or, for an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made
  • is registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described above;
  • satisfies any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office.