Laure Searls won re-election to a fifth term on the Board with 1,176 votes. The two new faces on the Board will be Stephanie Frietze, who earned 1,141 votes, and Mary Yglesias, who received 1,068 votes.
Five people vied for three at-large positions on the Board. A total of 2,914 votes were cast on Election Day. The CISD School Board election had a turn out of 22.2 percent — about two points higher than the average throughout the county.
Searls is a veteran of the Board, who has served four non-consecutive terms as a trustee and has presided as Board President several times. She is a long-time resident of the District and her children all attended Canutillo ISD schools.
Frietze is a Canutillo High School graduate and a CISD parent. A lifelong resident of Canutillo, she is a cheerleading mom who has been heavily involved in the District as a parent and citizen.
Yglesias is a lifelong resident of Canutillo and a retired employee of the school District. After raising her children, she dedicated her time to students of the District as an office manager at several campuses and offices throughout CISD.
“We are excited to welcome the newly elected trustees and we congratulate Ms. Searls on her re-election,” said Board President Rachel Quintana. “We have a lot of challenges ahead of us, and we know that we can better tackle those challenges with involved citizens like Ms. Searls, Ms. Frietze and Ms. Yglesias.”
Frietze and Yglesias replace outgoing trustees Sergio Coronado and Patsy Mendoza, neither of whom sought re-election.
Searls, Frietze and Yglesias will be sworn in later this month.