|Re: LISD Board Member Jeff Knapp Resigned After Move|
Poster: WhosPlayin Posted: 2012/8/2 18:08:00
It's not a great situation to be in, but it seems like holding an election could be costly to the district, as well as to any potential candidates. I'd rather spend the money to keep a teacher on payroll.
The more I think about it, the more I think that appointing someone to the post would be a good idea. I understand the argument about letting the voters decide on their representation, but really by having your elected representation appoint someone to an acting role, knowing that a general election would be coming soon anyhow, I don't think you are subverting their will.
They would need to choose someone who would not require a lot of initiation, since the job is only for 9 or 10 months.