Judson ISD Board President Steps Down

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The Judson Independent School District board of trustees.

Emily Donaldson / Rivard Report

Melinda Salinas has served as president of the Judson Independent School District board of trustees. since January 2017.

With an upcoming move outside of Judson Independent School District boundaries, board President Melinda Salinas resigned Thursday night at a board meeting.

Five trustees accepted the resignation, Salinas abstained, and trustee José Macias voted against the resignation, although that was "in jest," district spokesperson Steve Linscomb said.

Salinas is in the process of signing papers on a house outside Judson boundaries, according to her resignation letter.

"Regardless of where I reside, I will always consider myself part of the Judson family and will continue to support the community as well as brag to everyone about the Judson ISD teachers/staff, students, and community," Salinas wrote.

Salinas is a graduate of Judson High School and has served on the board since May 2015. She has served as board president since January 2017.

The board has tentatively decided to keep Salinas' seat vacant until the next election, scheduled for May, although that may change, Linscomb said.

Board Vice President Renée Paschall will fill the role of acting president in Salinas' absence.

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