Lubbock Independent School District Trustee Mark Blankenship announced Wednesday night that he will not seek another term on the school board.
Blankenship, a partner with the Lubbock law firm of Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam LLP, has served on the Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees since 2012, when he was appointed to the board to a vacant seat. Later that year, he won a contested election for the unexpired two years on the district 3 seat, and was elected again in 2014.
In spring of 2014, he was named “School Board Trustee of the Year” for the state of Texas by the Texas Classroom Teachers’ Association at an annual awards banquet in Austin.
He has served on the board during the terms of superintendents Karen Garza, Berhl Robertson Jr. and Kathy Rollo.
Blankenship said the district’s success is imperative to the future success of Lubbock. He will continue to work with Rollo until the end of his term, and believes the district is in great hands with her at the helm.
“LISD has seen greatness in recent years in the form of multiple National Merit Scholars, as well as multitudes of regional, state and national qualifiers in many events. I foresee greater things ahead for LISD, and as a result, for our city. It has been an honor and pleasure to serve our educators and students for the last six years,” Blankenship said.