Another member of the Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees is running for re-election in May.

District 2 Trustee Vernita Woods-Holmes announced the start of her re-election campaign last night. Woods-Holmes was first elected to the school board in 2000. In stating why voters should keep her in office she said, "Having served as a  teacher, principal, parent and grandparent of LISD students, I have a well rounded perspective of the needs of our schools and community.  We face very complex problems with the State (of Texas) increasing testing and decreasing funding for our schools.  I am well versed in the issues and have been part of the solution as the LISD administration and school board have met these challenges head-on."

Woods-Holmes also touts the passing of two different bond packages during her tenure as successes for the community, "I am proud of the financial investments that have been made in District 2.  We have made some tough decisions over the last 12 years, but I believe we have focused intently on what is best for our students.  I will continue to be an advocate for the students in my district as well as all students."

Some of the improvements implemented in District 2 with bond monies include the new spectator gymnasium and other improvements at Estacado High School. Also, the opening of the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders.

"I have invested many years in LISD as a teacher and principal, and I want to continue to serve District 2 as we work together to meet the needs of every child, every day."