WSISD School Board President Randy Armstrong resigned Tuesday, Dec. 17, after serving on the board for the past 13 years.
"My wife and I and my kids are products of WSISD, and I will continue to advocate for public schools," said Armstrong. "It's just not going to be from this seat."
Recent legislation in Senate Bill 2 states that an individual may not be employed by an appraisal district if the individual is an officer of a taxing unit that participates in the appraisal district or an employee of a taxing unit that participates in the appraisal district. Armstrong is director of residential appraisal for the Tarrant Appraisal District.
During an emotional farewell, Armstrong told the board and leadership team, "I'm really proud of you guys. We always talked about making it better, and I believe we did."
During his tenure, WSISD implemented a 1-1 technology initiative that provides every student with a Dell laptop or iPad; WSISD was also named a Dell Model School District.
In addition, WSISD earned a B academic accountability rating in 2019 and numerous financial transparency awards from the State Comptroller's Office.
"Always remember you're in a good place and take care of this place," he said.