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BISD board reverts to previous officers

August 1, 2018

The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees officially reorganized at a specially called board meeting Monday, reverting to the same slate of officers as it previously had.

The move came after Board President Cesar Lopez announced in early July that he would step back from the presidency to spend more time with his family. According to board policy, Carlos Elizondo, the board vice president, then became president.

However, during Monday’s meeting, Elizondo made a motion to nominate Lopez for president. Trustee Minerva Peña seconded the motion, and the board voted 7-0 to approve.

Lopez then nominated Elizondo for vice president, Elizondo seconded the motion, and the board voted 5-0-2 to approve. Elizondo and trustee Sylvia Atkinson abstained, board secretary Pat Perez confirmed.

Elizondo Brownsville’s former fire chief, is facing charges of theft by a public servant and misapplication of fiduciary property stemming from allegations he stole $8,000 from the Brownsville Firefighters Association through improper ATM withdrawals while he was association president.

glong@brownsvilleherald.com

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