Construction on Humble ISD’s next Autumn Ridge Middle School is underway, which is slated to open in August 2020. (Courtesy Humble ISD)
Position 3 administrator Chris Parker abstained in the vote.
HISD board chair Martina Dixon said the directors interviewed 19 potential candidates to fill the vacancy left by Twomey, who resigned her post on October 20 to pursue new professional opportunities with her family in Oklahoma.
“We had a wonderful pool of candidates,” Dixon said, noting that directors spent over 10 hours interviewing candidates at a specially called meeting on November 6. “It was not an easy decision at all, but I think we made a good decision as to how we are moving forward.”
District officials have said Holmes will be sworn in at a board meeting on December 14.
Holmes, a real estate consultant in wireless telecommunications, ran for the 4th position of director of HISD in the May 1 election, where he was defeated by director Ken Kirchhofer.
In other cases, the directors approved the appointment of the 10e Autumn Ridge Middle School.
The three-story campus, slated to open in August 2022, will be located at 15201 Woodland Hills Drive, Humble.
Officials noted that the school’s colors will be dark green, gold and charcoal gray, and that the mascot will be the alligators.
The approximately $ 64 million campus is funded by the district’s $ 575 million bond approved by voters in May 2018.
As previously stated by Community impact journal, board members approved in May boundary zones for the new middle school that are intended to reduce overcrowding at Woodcreek Middle School and West Lake Middle School.