Powell: “I believe the best way for me to focus on improving public education for all of our students is to focus full-time on the race for Texas State Senate.”
Fort Worth, TX—Today, Burleson ISD Trustee Beverly Powell announced her resignation from the Burleson School Board. After serving 10 years as a Trustee, including two years as Board President, Powell announced that she will resign her post to focus full-time on her race for Texas State Senate, District 10. Powell attended Nola Dunn Elementary in Burleson, Burleson Middle School and graduated from Burleson High School—Burleson ISD is Powell’s home school district.
Burleson ISD Superintendent Bret Jimerson praised Powell’s service, saying:
“I’ve had the privilege of serving Burleson students and parents with Beverly Powell for the last four years. While I am sad to see her leave our Board, I am thrilled that Beverly is running for the State Senate and confident that Tarrant County parents, students, teachers and district leaders can trust Beverly Powell to always be on their side.”
Powell released the following statement:
“It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve my home school district as a School Board Trustee for the past ten years. My decision to resign was not taken lightly; however, I believe it’s crucial we send an advocate for Tarrant County public schools to Austin to represent our families. I’m running for Texas State Senate because I believe our students, parents, and teachers need a strong voice in our state capitol.”
Beverly Powell will serve in her role until a replacement has been selected by the Board. Beverly’s Place 6 at-large district will be up for election during the May, 2018 municipal election.