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AISD makes decision on District 7 seat

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

After two tied votes, the Austin Independent School District board of trustees will not pursue a November special election to fill District 7’s open seat. AISD officials announced the death of school board member Robert Schneider on July 28. Schneider was one of the longest-serving trustees on the current school board. He was elected to the board in 2002 and dedicated 13 years of service as the District 7 trustee. AISD board members voted twice on Tuesday night: first on whether or not to appoint someone to Schneider’s seat, then on whether or not to have a special election. Both votes were tied. Since the motion to have a special election did not win ahead of Tuesday night’s deadline, it failed. AISD board members will begin the process of appointing a member of the community to fill the seat until the next general election in November 2016.

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