Welding resigns from Lewisville ISD school board

LISD Board of Trustees President Carol Kyer announced Monday night that Place 3 Trustee Dr. Mark Welding submitted his resignation from the board effective immediately.

“For personal reasons I have decided to tender my resignation from the Lewisville Independent School District Board of Trustees,” Welding said in a statement. “I feel I will not be able to give the district’s employees and students my undivided attention. I will continue to support the Lewisville Independent School District Board of Trustees, employees and students. I would like to thank my wife, family, friends and citizens who supported me, and apologize for not being able to fulfill my commitment. I wish nothing but the best for the district and its students.”

Welding, 45, of Highland Village, was elected in May 2013, succeeding Jeff Knapp.  He is an optometrist and owner of a Highland Village vision care practice for the past 15 years.

“We aren’t quite sure if there were any changes made in the recent legislature sessions for filling vacancies, so we’re waiting to hear from our attorney,” said Kyer. “In the past, a special election was required to fill the seat if there’s more than one year remaining for the [trustee’s] term.”

LISD is in contact with the Secretary of State’s Office and will review options to fill the board vacancy, according to Karen Permetti, LISD spokeswoman.

The board will meet in Special Session this Friday, Aug. 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the Bolin Administration Building, 1565 W. Main Street in Lewisville.

LISD will release further information regarding filling the vacancy when it becomes available.

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