It’s technically too late for voters to get involved in the selection of the next Killeen school board member.

If the Killeen Independent School District doesn’t announce its intention Monday to call a special election in November to replace departed trustee Carlyle Walton, it will miss the secretary of state’s deadline to do so. | 254-501-7543

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Shame on the board for not timely calling for a special election that would have allowed Central Texans the ability to vote for somebody they thought would best serve the community, the KISD, and the kids.

Carlyle Walton's resignation was in May, if the reports are correct in the paper. There was plenty of time for an election.

Instead, we will see a(nother) case of the board selecting who they think will best fit with them. That is self-serving and a disservice to robust dialogue, which will be ever more essential as every taxing entity looks to tax at higher levels.

Too much at stake when taxpayers' dollars are involved; magnified when our kids are directly involved too.

KDH should press more as to why a special election was NOT called , when so much time was available for the public to weigh in.

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