Arrington's departure marks 4 AISD board vacancies in 5 years


ABILENE, Texas - The resignation of Dr. Jeff Arrington from the Abilene ISD School Board Monday night marks the fourth time in the last five years that a board member resigned before their term expired, forcing the board to find a replacement.

AISD officials tell us that Arrington was only 10 months into his term, which was set to last until 2020. He resigned to take a new position at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama.

Just last December, Stan Lambert gave up his set after being elected to the Texas House of Representatives. The board just recently appointed his replacement. In 2015, Dr. Kelvin Kelley resigned to move to the city of Cisco, and in 2012, Dr. Shane Davidson resigned with plans to move to Indiana.

The school board has 180 days to decide how to fill the seat.

They have two options: appoint someone to fill the position until the May 2018 election or hold a special election. The winner would fill the seat until 2020.