Board Elections

  • In Texas, local school board members are elected by the registered voters within specific school district boundaries. The Lake Travis Independent School District (LTISD) is one of approximately 1,040 public school systems in Texas and its board members are elected at-large. This means each board member, or trustee, represents the entire school district rather than single-member positions that represent a sub-portion of the district. Each trustee is elected to serve without compensation for overlapping terms of three years each.

    According to the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), if a vacancy occurs on the board, the remaining trustees may 1.) fill the vacancy by appointment until the next regular trustee election, 2.) order a special election to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term; or 3.) under special circumstances, leave the position vacant until the next available election. 

    Candidates gain a place on the ballot by the timely filing of an application for that purpose.  The designated dates for the filing of an application are published prior to an election.  The application is filed at the LTISD Administration Building, 3322 Ranch Road 620 South, Austin, Texas, 78738 during normal office hours.

    There is no filing fee and no compensation for the office of the School Trustee.  Candidates are designated by a place on the ballot.  The office sought is "School Trustee, Place ___."  Any application that does not specify the Place on the Board of Trustees being sought is deemed not to be valid. 

    Candidate Application Forms & Reports

    Candidates may pick up a packet or request one to be emailed to them from the LTISD Administration Building, 3322 Ranch Road 620 South, Austin, Texas, 78738 (512) 533-6013.  The packet contains instructions, an application, and forms required for the election.  The application, forms, and instructions are also available online from the Secretary of State and State Ethics Commission websites.  

    LTISD Board of Trustees Requirements

    Requirements for candidates seeking to run for LTISD Board of Trustees are as follows, and as stated in Board Policy BBA (Legal) and Election Code 1.020, 141.001(a):

    • US CITIZEN
    • 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
    • RESIDED CONTINUOUSLY IN STATE OF TEXAS FOR 12 MONTHS
    • RESIDED CONTINUOUSLY IN LTISD TERRITORY FOR 6 MONTHS
    • REGISTERED VOTER OF TERRITORY
    • NO FINAL FELONY CONVICTION
    • NO FINAL JUDGEMENT INDICATING:
      • TOTALLY MENTALLY INCAPACITATED
      • PARTIALLY MENTALLY INCAPACITATED WITHOUT RIGHT TO VOTE

    Campaign Contributions & Expenditures

    Before any campaign contributions can be accepted or any campaign expenditures made, the candidate must appoint a Campaign Treasurer and file that appointment at the same place as the application for a place on the ballot.  If there is to be campaign financial activity prior to the first day to file the application for a place on the ballot, the Campaign Treasurer appointment must be filed prior to the application.  A candidate may appoint him (her) self as its Campaign Treasurer.  Reports on campaign contributions and expenditures are due at the intervals shown on the forms provided for reporting it.  Reports are timely submitted if filed on or before the due date at the LTISD Administration Building.  If the filing due date is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the Monday following becomes the due date.

    Important Dates to Remember

    Notice of Deadline to File Application for Place on the Ballot

    Order of Election

    Notice of Drawing For a Place on the Ballot

    Notice of Election

    Notice of Voting Order Priority

    Internet Posting Requirements for Political Subdivisions

    Mailing Address of Political Subdivision:  3322 Ranch Road 620 South, Austin TX 78738

    Telephone Number:  (512) 533-6013

    E-Mail Address:  fordp@ltisdschools.org


    Elected Officers of Political Subdivision:

    Year Elected Officer's Term Expires: 2024 
    Phillip Davis PL 1

    Lauren White PL 2

    Year Elected Officer’s Term Expires: 2025
    Erin Archer PL3
    John Aoueille PL 4
    Kim Flasch PL 5  

    Year Elected Officer's Term Expires: 2026
    Robert Aird PL6
    Keely Cano PL7


    Notice and Record of Meeting of Political Subdivision’s Governing Body (If Applicable to Political Subdivision):

    The 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Education Development Center located at 607 Ranch Road 620 North, Austin, 78734 or as posted 72 hours prior to a change.