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 consist 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 are welcome to apply at the UGISD Administration office. 


    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 thereafter. 

         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 than any other candidate for the place. 

    Application Process

    The candidate filing period to file an 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 Information: Board Packet 2022

    UGISD will be filling the following positions (4 year term Limit)

    • Place 1 - Currently held by Kelly Chambliss
    • Place 2 - Currently held by Justin Smith
    • Place 4 - Currently held by Tim Turner
    • Place 5 - Currently held by Bennie Norris

    Candidate Eligibility


    Candidate Application

    Form CTA

    • Candidates must complete an application and Form CTA (Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer)
    • Candidates may pick up an election packet in person at the Union Grove ISD Administration office from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday in July; or Monday - Friday in August at 11220 Union Grove Rd., Gladewater, TX 75647 or make a request to send a packet via mail, email or fax beginning July 25th, 2022
    • Applications may be submitted in person, by mail, email, or fax beginning July 25th, 2022.
    • Applications submitted by mail, email, or fax is receipt by filing authority or district designated agent, NOT postmarked.
    • Deadline to submit an application & Form CTA is Monday, August 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm
    • A filing fee is not applicable

    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 on the electoral process to all Texans, his office has prepared this guide in the expectation that increased information will result in increased participation. 

    Click here to access information:


    Policy BBA(LEGAL) (

    Important Election Dates:

    Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline: Thursday, June 23, 2022 - Notice of Deadline to File

    First day to file for place on the ballot: July 25, 2022

    Last day to file for place on the ballot: August 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. 

     Last day to Register to Vote: Monday, October 11, 2022

    First day of Early Voting by personal appearance: Tuesday, October 24, 2022

    Last Day to Apply for a Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked): Friday, October 28, 2022

    Last day of Early Voting by personal appearance: Friday, November 4, 2022

    Election Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022


    Voting - Photo ID requirements - English

    Voting - Photo ID requirements - Spanish


    Upshur County Early Voting - TBD

    Upshur County Election Day Voting - TBD


    Application for a Place on the General Election Ballot

    November 8, 2022 Election Law Calendar


    Code of Fair Campaign Practices

    Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer (Form CTA) Instructions

    Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report (Form C/OH)

    2022 Filing Schedule


    Contact Information: 

    Terri Woodfin (email:

    Administrative Assistant to Superintendent/Board

    Union Grove ISD

    Phone: (903) 845-5509

    Fax: (903) 845-6178