When last we left the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees yesterday, they had come back from their closed-door meeting and presented two options to deal with the Texas Attorney General's opinion concerning the extension of terms from three to four years: special elections or appointments to fill the seats of Edwin Flores, Leigh Ann Ellis and Ron Price, whose terms are ostensibly up this Sunday. This morning, Carla Ranger, who had asked for the opinion, writes that there is but a single option on the table, as far as she's concerned:
The right of voters to hold Trustees accountable must be honored.
The approval of a November election should be the easy part.
The damage already done to voting rights of citizens cannot be undone but the right to vote must be restored.
There is no other right choice for an elected Trustee to make.
The board will make its final decision one week from tomorrow.