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Eric Bergquist
President

District 3
Elected: 2021
Term Expires: 2027

Eric Bergquist, a 1987 graduate of New Braunfels High School, began his first term on the NBISD Board of Trustees on May 21, 2018. He is employed by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals as a Territory Account Manager. He is very active in the community and currently serves on the NBISD Education Foundation Board of Directors. He and his wife, Dawn, have two children who recently graduated from NBHS. He currently serves as Board President as of 2022.

Nancy York
Vice President

District 2
Elected: 2023
Term Expires: 2026

Nancy York was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2020. She grew up in San Antonio and graduated from Texas A&M University. She has lived in New Braunfels since 2019 and has owned property within the district for 12 years. York retired from teaching high school mathematics in our Texas public school system in May 2019. After 40 years of teaching and holding education leadership positions, she feels that serving as a NBISD trustee is an avenue to give back to the students, parents, school district, and community of New Braunfels. She served as Board Secretary for one year and was elected Board Vice President in 2022.

She and her husband Leo have a son and a daughter who both reside in New Braunfels with their families.

 

Steve Minus
Secretary

District 5
Elected: 2021
Term Expires: 2027

Steve Minus was elected to the Board in May 2021. He has lived in New Braunfels for 15 years. He is currently the General Manager of Operations for an engineered building materials company in central Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio. He ran for the Board because NBISD is growing and changing more rapidly than ever before and he wants to help ensure we meet those challenges. He was elected to be Board Secretary in 2022.

Throughout his time in New Braunfels, he has served in many different capacities with some of the area’s finest organizations including NBLL, CYO, Comal 4H, CCJLSA, Knights of Columbus, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, BSA Troop 163, Upward, NBYSA, and the Wurstfest Association. His wife is a 5th generation New Braunfels resident and proud graduate of NBHS. He has two school-aged children that attend NBISD schools.

 

Morgan Renaud
Trustee

District 1
Elected: 2022
Term Expires: 2025

Morgan Renaud was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2022. She grew up in Norfolk, Massachusetts and graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston. She has lived in New Braunfels since 2019, moving to Dallas in 2017 and then San Antonio when she married her husband Chris. Renaud has had a versatile range of careers but most recently is an early childhood ministry coordinator at Journey Fellowship. As a parent of a two current unicorns and one future unicorn, Renaud aims to serve all of the students, teachers and staff of NBISD. She hopes to become a familiar face at all of the schools and is excited to face the challenges the district has.

She and her husband Chris live with their two kids, Lilly and Gavin, and newest addition to their crew, Levi.

 

Megan Stratemann-Willis
Trustee

At-Large
Elected: 2022
Term Expires: 2025

Megan Stratemann-Willis was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2022. She is a 5th generation New Braunfels native who is passionate about the history and the future of NBISD. She is a 1998 graduate of New Braunfels High School and a mother of two future NBISD graduates. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and her Master’s in Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She comes from a long list of Unicorn graduates, a family of teachers, and civil servants. She was raised to have a servant’s heart and truly believes in helping others. She has worked in the municipal electric utility field for over 18 years and understands the responsibility of representing our community with integrity.

In her spare time she can be found hanging out with family, friends, the family dogs, or at her daughters’ dance studio. She also has the pleasure of assisting with school field trips.

Her husband, Christopher, is an Army Veteran and was elected in May 2022 as the District 2 Councilman for the City of New Braunfels.

 

Kim Goodwin
Trustee

At-Large
Appointed: 2023
Term Expires: 2025

Kim Goodwin was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2023. She is a 4th generation New Braunfels local, and a 3rd generation Unicorn. Kim graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1997 and received her BBA in Accounting from Texas State University at San Marcos. Kim is an audit manager for AMS-PAR specializing in the Oil and Gas and Utility industries and has been with the company for 16 years serving in many leadership roles and professional organizations. She and her husband have two daughters attending elementary school in NBISD.

Kim is active in the community by serving in various organizations including girls NBLL, NBGSA, and the Sophienburg Museum and Archives and strives to make a difference every day for those she serves. Kim is passionate about helping the NBISD students, teachers, parents and community members have the best experiences possible in a growing area. Kim loves this community she grew up in and wants future generations to experience the traditions and values that were instilled in her throughout the decades of living in New Braunfels.

 

Updated: April 16th 2024

Board Information

The New Braunfels ISD Board of Trustees is comprised of seven members elected to serve, without compensation for a three-year term. Five board members shall be elected by single-member districts and two of the board members shall be elected at-large.

Board of Trustee elections are held each May on the uniform election date.

The Board of Trustees have final authority to determine and interpret the policies that govern the schools and, subject to the mandates and limits imposed by state and federal authorities, have complete and full control of the District. Board action shall be taken only in meetings that comply with the Open Meetings Act.

Terms and Election Information

District 1 and the At-Large positions elections will be held in 2019, 2022, 2025, and in three-year intervals thereafter.

Districts 3 and 5 elections will be held in 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027 and in three-year intervals thereafter.

Districts 2 and 4 elections will be held in 2020, 2023, 2026, and in three-year intervals thereafter.

Updated 6/17/24

The at-large candidates receiving the highest number of votes for the number of positions with expiring terms shall be elected. To be elected in the single-member districts, the candidate must receive more votes than any other candidate for the single-member district.

Resources

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Board Schedule

Board Meetings are held at the NBISD Administration Center, 1000 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX.

2024-2025
Monday, August 12, 2024
Monday, September 9, 2024
Monday, October 14, 2024
Monday, November 11, 2024
Monday, December 9, 2024
Monday, January 13, 2025
Monday, February 10, 2025
Monday, March 10, 2025
Monday, April 14, 2025
Monday, May 12, 2025
Monday, June 16, 2025

Start Time: 6:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: The earlier start time is to allow for the Board to go into Executive Session from 6:00-7:00 p.m. followed by the regular agenda items commencing at 7:00 p.m.

Dates and location are subject to change.

You may download and print a copy of the 2024-2025 board schedule here.


Updated: June 27, 2024

Eligibility

To be eligible to be a candidate for the NBISD Board of Trustees, a person must:

  1. Be a United States citizen.
  2. Be 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.
  3. Have not been determined by a final judgement of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
  4. Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
  5. Have 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.
    • For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made.
  6. Be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described at item 5, above.

A person is ineligible to serve as a member of the board of a district if the person has been convicted of an offense under Penal Code 43.02(b) Education Code 11.066

Public Comment at Board Meetings

Public comment at regular Board meetings will be conducted in accordance with BED (LOCAL) and the Board’s procedures on public comment.

At meetings other than regular Board meetings, public comments are limited to items on the posted meeting notice and agenda. At regular meetings, comments on other topics may be allowed as time permits. Public comments should be limited to topics relevant to District business and must be made in-person at the meeting.

In lieu of or in addition to speaking at an open meeting, a member of the public may also submit written comments to the Board regarding District business as follows:

  1. Completing and Submitting the form;

  2. Emailing Blanche Frey, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent; or

  3. In person at 1000 North Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, Texas 78130

The following guidelines apply to public comment:

  1. Individuals must sign up in advance of the Board meeting by filling out the form below, by email to Blanche Frey, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, or in person at 1000 North Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, Texas 78130. Signup will open after Agenda is posted and close at 12:00 PM (noon) the day of the Board Meeting. When an individual signs up, the individual must indicate whether the comment pertains to an item on the Board agenda and, if so, which item or items. An individual who will be accompanied by a translator must notify the District at the time of signup.
     
  2. If an agenda item is continued or posted again for a meeting on a later date, individuals who wish to address the Board on the item must sign up separately for that later date.
     
  3. The period reserved for public comment at a Board meeting will generally occur at the beginning of the meeting. However, in the interest of time and the orderly conduct of public business, the presiding officer may make adjustments in accordance with the Board’s adopted procedures on public comment.
     
  4. A speaker will be given up to 3 minutes to address the Board. If, however, the total number of speakers seeking to address the Board at a meeting exceeds 5 individuals the per-speaker time limit may be reduced. In no event will a speaker be given less than one minute to address the Board. A speaker who wishes to address multiple agenda items may be given more time to address the Board in accordance with the Board’s adopted procedures.
     
  5. Under the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board is not permitted to discuss or act upon any issues that are not posted on the agenda for the meeting.
     
  6. The Board has adopted complaint policies that are designed to secure, at the lowest possible administrative level, a prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and concerns for employees, students or their parents, and the general public. [See DGBA, FNG, and GF] Each of these processes provides that, if a resolution cannot be achieved administratively, the person may appeal the administrative decision to the Board as a properly posted agenda item. For further information on those policies, please contact Student Services at 830-643-5704.  If the subject of a speaker’s comment involves a pending grievance, the speaker should seek resolution through the grievance process and address the Board only at the appropriate stage of that process.
     
  7. Under the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board may exercise its authority to discuss certain subject matters on the agenda in closed session, including matters involving individual District staff members and individual students. If a speaker’s comment concerns one of these subjects, the speaker should address the concern through the District’s complaint policies.
     
  8. Rules of order and decorum will be enforced during the public comment period to ensure efficient meetings. Unlawful or disruptive conduct, including interrupting scheduled speakers, speaking out of turn, or interfering with the rights of others, will not be tolerated. Each participant is legally responsible for the content and consequences of his or her own statements.

Updated 8/15/23

Board Election Information

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Board of Trustees

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Meet The Board

Eric Bergquist
President

District 3
Elected: 2021
Term Expires: 2027

Eric Bergquist, a 1987 graduate of New Braunfels High School, began his first term on the NBISD Board of Trustees on May 21, 2018. He is employed by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals as a Territory Account Manager. He is very active in the community and currently serves on the NBISD Education Foundation Board of Directors. He and his wife, Dawn, have two children who recently graduated from NBHS. He currently serves as Board President as of 2022.

Nancy York
Vice President

District 2
Elected: 2023
Term Expires: 2026

Nancy York was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2020. She grew up in San Antonio and graduated from Texas A&M University. She has lived in New Braunfels since 2019 and has owned property within the district for 12 years. York retired from teaching high school mathematics in our Texas public school system in May 2019. After 40 years of teaching and holding education leadership positions, she feels that serving as a NBISD trustee is an avenue to give back to the students, parents, school district, and community of New Braunfels. She served as Board Secretary for one year and was elected Board Vice President in 2022.

She and her husband Leo have a son and a daughter who both reside in New Braunfels with their families.

 

Steve Minus
Secretary

District 5
Elected: 2021
Term Expires: 2027

Steve Minus was elected to the Board in May 2021. He has lived in New Braunfels for 15 years. He is currently the General Manager of Operations for an engineered building materials company in central Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio. He ran for the Board because NBISD is growing and changing more rapidly than ever before and he wants to help ensure we meet those challenges. He was elected to be Board Secretary in 2022.

Throughout his time in New Braunfels, he has served in many different capacities with some of the area’s finest organizations including NBLL, CYO, Comal 4H, CCJLSA, Knights of Columbus, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, BSA Troop 163, Upward, NBYSA, and the Wurstfest Association. His wife is a 5th generation New Braunfels resident and proud graduate of NBHS. He has two school-aged children that attend NBISD schools.

 

Morgan Renaud
Trustee

District 1
Elected: 2022
Term Expires: 2025

Morgan Renaud was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2022. She grew up in Norfolk, Massachusetts and graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston. She has lived in New Braunfels since 2019, moving to Dallas in 2017 and then San Antonio when she married her husband Chris. Renaud has had a versatile range of careers but most recently is an early childhood ministry coordinator at Journey Fellowship. As a parent of a two current unicorns and one future unicorn, Renaud aims to serve all of the students, teachers and staff of NBISD. She hopes to become a familiar face at all of the schools and is excited to face the challenges the district has.

She and her husband Chris live with their two kids, Lilly and Gavin, and newest addition to their crew, Levi.

 

Megan Stratemann-Willis
Trustee

At-Large
Elected: 2022
Term Expires: 2025

Megan Stratemann-Willis was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2022. She is a 5th generation New Braunfels native who is passionate about the history and the future of NBISD. She is a 1998 graduate of New Braunfels High School and a mother of two future NBISD graduates. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and her Master’s in Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She comes from a long list of Unicorn graduates, a family of teachers, and civil servants. She was raised to have a servant’s heart and truly believes in helping others. She has worked in the municipal electric utility field for over 18 years and understands the responsibility of representing our community with integrity.

In her spare time she can be found hanging out with family, friends, the family dogs, or at her daughters’ dance studio. She also has the pleasure of assisting with school field trips.

Her husband, Christopher, is an Army Veteran and was elected in May 2022 as the District 2 Councilman for the City of New Braunfels.

 

Kim Goodwin
Trustee

At-Large
Appointed: 2023
Term Expires: 2025

Kim Goodwin was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2023. She is a 4th generation New Braunfels local, and a 3rd generation Unicorn. Kim graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1997 and received her BBA in Accounting from Texas State University at San Marcos. Kim is an audit manager for AMS-PAR specializing in the Oil and Gas and Utility industries and has been with the company for 16 years serving in many leadership roles and professional organizations. She and her husband have two daughters attending elementary school in NBISD.

Kim is active in the community by serving in various organizations including girls NBLL, NBGSA, and the Sophienburg Museum and Archives and strives to make a difference every day for those she serves. Kim is passionate about helping the NBISD students, teachers, parents and community members have the best experiences possible in a growing area. Kim loves this community she grew up in and wants future generations to experience the traditions and values that were instilled in her throughout the decades of living in New Braunfels.

 

Board Information

The New Braunfels ISD Board of Trustees is comprised of seven members elected to serve, without compensation for a three-year term. Five board members shall be elected by single-member districts and two of the board members shall be elected at-large.

Board of Trustee elections are held each May on the uniform election date.

The Board of Trustees have final authority to determine and interpret the policies that govern the schools and, subject to the mandates and limits imposed by state and federal authorities, have complete and full control of the District. Board action shall be taken only in meetings that comply with the Open Meetings Act.

Terms and Election Information

Updated 6/17/24

District 1 and the At-Large positions elections will be held in 2019, 2022, 2025, and in three-year intervals thereafter.

Districts 3 and 5 elections will be held in 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027 and in three-year intervals thereafter.

Districts 2 and 4 elections will be held in 2020, 2023, 2026, and in three-year intervals thereafter.

The at-large candidates receiving the highest number of votes for the number of positions with expiring terms shall be elected. To be elected in the single-member districts, the candidate must receive more votes than any other candidate for the single-member district.

Board Schedule

Board Meetings are held at the NBISD Administration Center, 1000 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX.

2024-2025
Monday, August 12, 2024
Monday, September 9, 2024
Monday, October 14, 2024
Monday, November 11, 2024
Monday, December 9, 2024
Monday, January 13, 2025
Monday, February 10, 2025
Monday, March 10, 2025
Monday, April 14, 2025
Monday, May 12, 2025
Monday, June 16, 2025

Start Time: 6:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: The earlier start time is to allow for the Board to go into Executive Session from 6:00-7:00 p.m. followed by the regular agenda items commencing at 7:00 p.m.

Dates and location are subject to change.

You may download and print a copy of the 2024-2025 board schedule here.


Updated: June 27, 2024

Eligibility

To be eligible to be a candidate for the NBISD Board of Trustees, a person must:

  1. Be a United States citizen.
  2. Be 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.
  3. Have not been determined by a final judgement of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
  4. Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
  5. Have 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.
    • For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made.
  6. Be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described at item 5, above.

A person is ineligible to serve as a member of the board of a district if the person has been convicted of an offense under Penal Code 43.02(b) Education Code 11.066

Public Comment at Board Meetings

Public comment at regular Board meetings will be conducted in accordance with BED (LOCAL) and the Board’s procedures on public comment.

At meetings other than regular Board meetings, public comments are limited to items on the posted meeting notice and agenda. At regular meetings, comments on other topics may be allowed as time permits. Public comments should be limited to topics relevant to District business and must be made in-person at the meeting.

In lieu of or in addition to speaking at an open meeting, a member of the public may also submit written comments to the Board regarding District business as follows:

  1. Completing and Submitting the form;

  2. Emailing Blanche Frey, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent; or

  3. In person at 1000 North Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, Texas 78130

The following guidelines apply to public comment:

  1. Individuals must sign up in advance of the Board meeting by filling out the form below, by email to Blanche Frey, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, or in person at 1000 North Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, Texas 78130. Signup will open after Agenda is posted and close at 12:00 PM (noon) the day of the Board Meeting. When an individual signs up, the individual must indicate whether the comment pertains to an item on the Board agenda and, if so, which item or items. An individual who will be accompanied by a translator must notify the District at the time of signup.
     
  2. If an agenda item is continued or posted again for a meeting on a later date, individuals who wish to address the Board on the item must sign up separately for that later date.
     
  3. The period reserved for public comment at a Board meeting will generally occur at the beginning of the meeting. However, in the interest of time and the orderly conduct of public business, the presiding officer may make adjustments in accordance with the Board’s adopted procedures on public comment.
     
  4. A speaker will be given up to 3 minutes to address the Board. If, however, the total number of speakers seeking to address the Board at a meeting exceeds 5 individuals the per-speaker time limit may be reduced. In no event will a speaker be given less than one minute to address the Board. A speaker who wishes to address multiple agenda items may be given more time to address the Board in accordance with the Board’s adopted procedures.
     
  5. Under the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board is not permitted to discuss or act upon any issues that are not posted on the agenda for the meeting.
     
  6. The Board has adopted complaint policies that are designed to secure, at the lowest possible administrative level, a prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and concerns for employees, students or their parents, and the general public. [See DGBA, FNG, and GF] Each of these processes provides that, if a resolution cannot be achieved administratively, the person may appeal the administrative decision to the Board as a properly posted agenda item. For further information on those policies, please contact Student Services at 830-643-5704.  If the subject of a speaker’s comment involves a pending grievance, the speaker should seek resolution through the grievance process and address the Board only at the appropriate stage of that process.
     
  7. Under the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board may exercise its authority to discuss certain subject matters on the agenda in closed session, including matters involving individual District staff members and individual students. If a speaker’s comment concerns one of these subjects, the speaker should address the concern through the District’s complaint policies.
     
  8. Rules of order and decorum will be enforced during the public comment period to ensure efficient meetings. Unlawful or disruptive conduct, including interrupting scheduled speakers, speaking out of turn, or interfering with the rights of others, will not be tolerated. Each participant is legally responsible for the content and consequences of his or her own statements.

Updated 8/15/23

Board Election Information

Board Meeting Video Archive