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DuPuy steps down as an at-large member of the school board

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At the November meeting of the Waco ISD Board of Trustees, Cary DuPuy announced that he was resigning as an at-large member of the board. DuPuy was first elected in 2011 and was most recently re-elected to a three-year term in 2020.

In a letter to fellow board members, DuPuy wrote that “I’ve been on the board for ten years now, I no longer have children attending WISD schools, and I feel strongly that it’s time for me to step away and let someone else in the community assume this responsibility.” DuPuy noted that he made the decision to step down with “mixed emotions” and will miss the sense of camaraderie and common purpose that he has shared with fellow board members.

In his letter, DuPuy praised Dr. Susan Kincannon, Waco ISDS’s superintendent, for leading the district through a successful bond election earlier this month and for recruiting talented educators to help lead the district. He said that she had positioned Waco ISD “quite favorably.”

“Lastly, I’d be remiss not to mention once more my boundless appreciation and respect for all of our classroom teachers throughout the district,” DuPuy wrote. “Your devotion to our students is inspiring.”

The board plans to discuss the vacancy at their next meeting on Dec. 16. Since there is more than one year left in DuPuy's term, that position on the school board will appear on the ballot in May 2022 when voters will elect someone to serve the final year of the current term. Then, in May 2023, voters will elect someone to a new three-year term for that position. The board also has the option of appointing someone to serve until the May 2022 election.

“It is clear that Cary cares deeply about our students and educators,” Kincannon said. “While I will miss his perspective and his unique sense of humor as a board member, I have no doubt that Cary will continue to make a difference for our students and everyone else in our community.”