School Board Members

  • 2020-2022 School Board Members are: Jody Day - President (Place 7), Bennie Norris - Vice President (Place 5), Tim Turner - Secretary (Place 4), Justin Smith, Asst. Secretary (Place 2), Tim Bower (Place 6), Kelly Chambliss (Place 1) and Michael Potter (Place 3) 

    About the Board of Trustees 

    The Board of Trustees shall consisit of seven members elected to serve, without compensation, for overlapping terms of four years each. Elections are conducted in November on the November uniform election date. Four trustee positions will be up for election on November 8, 2022. Eligible residents, residing within district boundaries, considering running for school board can access a free online training course through the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) which explains the roles and responsibilities of the position.


    Terms and Election Schedule

    Board members shall be elected for four-year terms, with elections conducted biennially, as follows:

         The election for places 1, 2, 4, and 5 shall be held in 2022, 2026 and in four-year intervals therealfter. 

         The election for places 3, 6, and 7 shall be held in 2024, 2028 and in four-year intervals thereafter. 

    Method of Voting

    To be elected, a candidate must receive more votes that any other candidate for the place. 

    Application Process

    Candidate filing period to file application for place on the ballot is the 30th day before the filing deadline. The filing deadline for a general election is 5 p.m. on the 78th day before election day. Application forms can be picked up at the Union Grove ISD Administration office, 11220 Union Grove Rd., Gladewater, TX 75647. They can also be accessed with the attached links.

    Candidate's Guide to Primary and General Elections

    The Election Code designates the Secretary of State as the chief election officer of the State of Texas. In order to provide information n the electoral process to all Texans, his office has prepared this guide in the expectation that increased information will result in increased participation. 

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    Important Election Dates:

    Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline: Thursday, June 18, 2020

    First day to file for place on the ballot: July 20, 2020

    Last day to file for place on the ballot: August 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 

    Notice of Cancellation for 2020 Board of Trustees Election

    Order of Cancellation for 2020 School Board Election

    Last day to Register to Vote: Monday, October 5, 2020

    First day of Early Voting by personal appearance: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    Last Day to Apply for a Ballot by Mail: Friday, October 23, 2020

    Last day of Early Voting by personal appearance: Friday, October 30, 2020

    Election Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    Early Voting Location: Gilmer Civic Center 1218 US Hwy 271 N., Gilmer TX 75644

    Contact Information: 

    Terri Woodfin (email:

    Administrative Assistant to Superintendent/Board

    Union Grove ISD

    Phone: (903) 845-5509

    Fax: (903) 845-6178