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Crosby ISD election set

CROSBY – On November 6, Crosby ISD will have a school board trustee election. Kasey Lewis and Sharon Eavon Fain will vie for Position 2 in the only contested position. The At-large Position is to continue with John Warren Swinney as a leader. Swinney asked the Superintendent to examine how Crosby ISD got into financial problems and if there was any culpability or criminal activity, to proceed with prosecution vigorously.

The school district has set the next school board election with 4 positions on the ballot. Only two trustees are changing and one of those is simply the retiring of a distinguished trustee that tried for a decade to rein in spending. He will be replaced by a new trustee that had tried to stop the last bond because of lack of information.

Position 1 will be retained by Tanya Eagleton.

Joseph R. Humphries is the only candidate that applied for Position 3, now held by John Lindsey for over 10 years.

Lindsey had often asked questions concerning school expenditures, and he insisted on an At-Risk-Managers for bond projects.

He questioned how it could be that the administration could extract up to $50,000 at a time from the fund balance without board approval. He welcomed with applause the reforms commenced by new Superintendent Scott Davis.

Joseph R. Humphries raised questions early concerning the last bond election and the financial disposition of the school district. Running unopposed, he will be taking over John Lindsey’s post at Position 3 in January.

Local conservatives have lavished a great deal of confidence in Humphries capability of reining in spending by the district.