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On June 5, Coppell ISD Board of Trustee member Jill Popelka resigned from her Place 2 position, at the School Board Meeting. Popelka resigned due to the fact that her family and her are moving to Singapore. Popelka was elected for her Place 2 position back in 2016; her Place 2 position would have ended in the spring of 2019.


According to a release statement that was posted to CISD's Facebook page, the Board of Trustees has 180 days to find a replacement by law.


“In order to save taxpayers thousands of dollars, by holding a special election, the Board has elected to appoint a new trustee until the next scheduled election,” the statement said.


It would cost an estimated $20,000 to hold a special election, according to Board President Tracy Fisher. The decision to appoint a new trustee until the next election will save taxpayers money. The interim trustee will take the Place 2 position until the next scheduled election, which is set to take place next May.


A CISD Board of Trustees member last resigned 12 years ago, back in 2005. At that time though, the Board decided to hold a special election to fill the spot.


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