QISD School Board, Agendas & Elections

Board Members

Position # 3
President - Matt Thompson
term begin date: 5/17/2021
term end date: 5/17/2024

Position # 1
Vice President - Toby Wilson
term begin date: 5/15/2020
term end date: 5/15/2023

Position # 7
Secretary - Fara Garza
term begin date: 5/16/2022
term end date: 5/16/2025

Position # 2
Terry Day

term begin date: 5/15/2020
term end date: 5/15/2023

Position # 4
Kade Risinger

term begin date: 5/17/2021
term end date: 5/17/2024

Position # 5
Pam Ward
term begin date: 5/1
term end date: 5/1

Position # 6
Townly Thomas
term begin date: 05/16/2022
term end date: 05/16/2025

Board Agendas

School Board Election

Election Contact

Jim Jones
phone ~ 940-663-2281
email ~ jim.jones@qisd.net
address ~ PO Box 150
Quanah, TX 79252

May 2023 positions open for election

Position #1 Toby Wilson
Position #2 Terry Day

Election Dates

Jan 18 ~ First day to file an application for place on ballot

Feb 17 ~ Last filing date / deadline to order general election

Feb 24 ~ Last day for candidate to withdraw / cancel election if candidate is unopposed

Feb 27 ~ Ballot position drawing

Mar 6 ~ Deadline for write-in candidates

Apr 6 ~ Last day to register to vote

Apr 15 ~ Last day notice of election must be published

Apr 24 ~ May 2 Early voting by personal appearance

May 6 ~ Election Day

May 9-17 ~ Board meeting - canvas returns


An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual:

  • is a United States citizen;

  • is 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;

  • has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;

  • has not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;

  • has resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:

        • for an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate’s application for a place on the ballot;

        • for a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate’s name is written in; or

        • for an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made;

  • is registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described above; and

  • satisfies any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office.

The Texas Education Code imposes additional requirements:

  • To be elected to a school board, an individual must be a qualified voter: 18 years of age or older, a U.S citizen, a Texas resident, a registered voter, not determined to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated by an appropriate court, and not finally convicted of a felony. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.061; Tex. Elec. Code § 11.002.

  • A person is ineligible to serve on a school board if the person has been convicted of a felony or solicitation of prostitution under Texas Penal Code section 43.021. Texas Education Code § 11.066.

Election Results May 2022

Position # 5 Pam Ward
Position # 6 Townly Thomas
Position # 7 Fara Garza

Total number of votes cast: 1144
Total number of votes for each candidate:
John Cato: 196
Pam Ward: 199
Townly Thomas: 353
Debra Conley: 189
Fara Garza: 207

Total number of votes election day: 550
Total number of votes early voting & mail: 594
Total number of provisional ballots: 0

In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination, Quanah ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, or disability in providing education services, activities and programs, including CTE programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended: Tile IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, which incorporates and expands upon the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.