District 3 Lubbock ISD School Board member Chris Comer announced his resignation this morning.  The resignation will take affect tomorrow.

Comer is moving from Lubbock to Midland to take a position with Commercial State Bank.

Comer was originally elected to the school board in May of 2006 and re-elected last year. His wife, Stacy Comer, is a teacher of 23 years in Lubbock ISD.  She teaches at Preston Smith Elementary and will finish the school year at Smith Elementary.

“I am sad that we are losing Chris Comer as a member of this outstanding board. He was a great trustee who asked good questions and was most interested in meeting the needs of our students,” said LISD Superintendent Karen Garza, Ph.D.  She added, “We are glad Stacy will be finishing the year teaching at Preston Smith. She is a great teacher and campus leader. Her shoes will also be hard to fill. We’ll miss the entire Comer family.”

Starting Monday, LISD School Board President James Arnold will begin accepting letters of interest and resumes from potential candidates to fill the District 3 vacancy. According to Lubbock ISD, due to the closure of Central Office during the holidays, all materials should be mailed to James Arnold, LISD Board President,  to the following address:

James Arnold, LISD Board President
c/o Lubbock National Bank
P.O. Box 6100
Lubbock, TX 79493.

Letters must be postmarked by January 6 to be considered.

Board President James Arnold said of Comer’s resignation, “We’ll miss Chris on the Board of Trustees. He’s been a very thoughtful and deliberate trustee and he brings many years of experience to the table. Stacy Comer has been an outstanding faculty member and contributor to the district in her 23 years with LISD. Chris is a friend, and on a personal level, I wish Stacy and him the best as they move to Midland.”

The LISD school board will appoint someone to fill the vacancy in January and then a special election will be held in May to fill the final two years of the District 3 term.