Hays County elections to decide school board members in May

Two seats are up for election on the Dripping Springs school board, where four candidates are battling for the chance to serve — one incumbent and three newcomers.

Elected trustees do not represent areas but instead are at-large. Each trustee serves three years. Early voting begins Monday and runs through May 3. Election day is May 7. The top two vote-getters will be elected.

The ballot features school board member Joanna Day as well as candidates Olivia Barnard, Thaddeus Fortenberry and Tricia Quintero.

Joanna Day

Day, who was first elected in 2019, is seeking a second term and said she hopes to continue working to provide a quality education for students led by teachers and staff members.

Day, 46, said she spent her first term grappling with multifaceted district issues, including responsible fiscal planning, rapid growth and teacher retention.

Before serving on the board, Day was active on the district’s Long Range Planning and Bond Steering Committee, as well as being a member of the PTA. She has lived in the district for more than seven years.

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