Friday deadline to file for Marfa school board

MARFA — The Marfa ISD School Board is having its next election on May 2, and interested candidates have until tomorrow (Friday) at 5 p.m. to file.

While the board has seven members, only two seats — those currently occupied by David Walstrom and Yolanda Jurardo — are currently up for grabs. Walstrom has said he will not seek reelection, according to Marfa ISD Superintendent Oscar Aguero. Jurardo will likely seek reelection but at press time had not formally filed.

Candidates must meet certain qualifications to qualify to be on the school board. They must be a United States citizen and at least 18 years of age. They must not be a teacher or otherwise an employee of the school district. They must be registered to vote in Marfa, as well as eligible to vote — meaning candidates cannot be a convicted felon or ruled mentally incapicitated by a court. Finally, candidates must have lived in Texas for at least 12 months and in the school district for at least six months.

Anyone interested in running can pick up a filing packet at the Marfa ISD administrative office. The packet will offer more detailed information on candidate eligibility.

To file, candidates must complete any relevant paperwork and return the documentation to the same administrative office. Again, the deadline to do so is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12.