Hutto ISD Board of Trustees

  • There are seven members of the Hutto ISD Board of Trustees, each elected at large to serve staggered three-year terms. Officers are elected by the members of the Board of Trustees annually. Trustees provide public service to the Hutto community without financial compensation. Candidates to the Board of Trustees must conform to the eligibility requirements of the Texas Election Code.

    Hutto ISD Board of Trustees

    Why School Boards Matter
    The US Supreme Court has acknowledged that education is one of the most critical functions of state and local governments. Our system of local school districts and boards of education epitomizes representative and participatory government — citizens elected from their community making decisions about educational programs based on community needs, values, and expectations. School boards are entrusted by the public to translate the needs of students into policies, plans, and goals that will be supported by the community.

    What School Boards Do
    Hutto ISD school board members fulfill several crucial roles:
    • Adopt Goals and Priorities: They establish the district's objectives and monitor their success.
    • Adopt Policies: School board members set policies and review their effectiveness.
    • Hire and Evaluate the Superintendent: They play a pivotal role in selecting and assessing the district's leader.
    • Adopt a Budget: School boards approve the district's budget and set the tax rate.
    • Communicate with the Community: Board members keep the public informed and engaged.

    How to Contact Board Members

    Written communications can be delivered or mailed to:

    200 College Street

    Hutto, TX 78634

    Communication not addressed to a specific Board member will be forwarded to the Board President. Email communications can be sent to board members using the email addresses provided on this page.

    Anonymous calls or letters will not receive the Board's attention, discussion, or response and will not be referred to the administration for action.

    Public Comment During Board Meetings

    At regular Board Meetings, the Board shall permit public comment, regardless of whether the topic is an item on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting. Individuals who wish to participate during the portion of the meeting designated for public comment shall fill out a public comment card on the night of a meeting which is made available at the entrance of the Board Room (located within the Hutto ISD Administration Building at 200 College Street) by 7 p.m. The public may also submit a comment card online by clicking on the link below. Online comment card requests must be filled out by 6 p.m. the evening of a meeting. Public comment begins immediately following the executive session. An individual's comments to the Board shall not exceed five minutes per meeting. A spokesperson for a group shall be allowed five minutes to make a presentation to the Board. Other persons in the group must be recognized by the presiding officer in order to be allowed five minutes to speak.   

    Online Form to Submit Request for Public Comment

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Billie Logiudice

Board President, Master Trustee

Term expires May 2025
Began serving May 2010
Re-elected May 2022

When elected: 2010 

How long have you lived in Hutto?
I have lived in Hutto since 2000
 
What other ways have you served within the community?
I've served in a multitude of ways over the course of the more than 20 years being a part of this community. From coaching little league soccer, to starting up the Hutto Women's Alliance, Hutto Young Life, The Sandbox at Madeline's Place, Hutto Resource Center, PTA's, Hutto Education Foundation, Hutto Livestock Booster Club, Hutto 4H, Hutto Youth Baseball, Hutto Youth Football Association
 
Family info:
4 Children: Mark-Anthony (Class of 2015), Nathan (Class of 2017), Kirsten (Class of 2019), Hayden (Class of 2021)
 
Why do you serve on the School Board?
HippoNation is important to me and I am proud of the work and culture we continue to strive for; one where students have opportunities and where staff loves to come to work. I serve as an advocate for all students and the staff that put on a Hutto ISD badge each day!

Little Known Fact: She started Kindergarten at 4 years old in Baumholder, Germany.
Favorite Treat: Chips & Guacamole or Honey Nut Chex Mix.
Greatest Moment: Recognition as an honor board for Region 13.
Proudest Accomplishment: Navigated challenges during the economic downturn in 2010.

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Amy English

Board Vice-President, Master Trustee

Term expires May 2024
Began serving May 2021

When elected: 2021

How long have you lived in Hutto?
30+ years

What other ways have you served within the community?
I have served on numerous local nonprofit and ISD groups such as PTAs, Boosters, Task forces and other non-profits. 
 
Family info:
My husband and I have four sons. We have had children in Hutto ISD for more than 16 consecutive years. We have 3 Hutto ISD graduates, and our youngest is enrolled in elementary within the ISD.
 
Why do you serve on the School Board?
I serve out of my love and devotion to this Hutto Community and my need to give back to the place that has brought me such joy.

Little Known Fact: She won state and national competitions in hospitality and marketing in high school.
Favorite Treat: Pickles, olives, sour candy, Salt and Vinegar chips, and Chocolate
Greatest Moment: Participating in graduation and seeing students' success.
Proudest Accomplishment: Equity, Race, and Inclusion (ERI) task force.

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Shannon Jacobs

Board Secretary

Term expires May 2025
Began serving May 2022

When elected: 2022

How long have you lived in Hutto?
Since 2015

What other ways have you served within the community?
I have served on various PTA's, Board Committees, Mentor programs at Multiple Schools. 
Serve at church with my family. 
 
Family info:
Married to Sean Polsley since 2007. We have 6 Children, Marcello Jacobs Graduate 2020, Madison Jacobs Graduate 2022, Noah Polsley, Lola Polsley, Preston Polsley, Parker Polsley
 
Why do you serve on the School Board?
I am dedicated to Hippo Nation and the growth we are currently facing. I will advocate for all students having a place in the ISD and every student having a sense of belonging. As we grow I want to maintain the programs we have for all students and grow our programs for all students. I hope to partner with the community for community involvement at our ISD's. I look forward to serving all students and community members. 

Little Known Fact: She’s a Mom of 6!
Favorite Treat: Any fruit.
Greatest Moment: Negotiating sidewalks at Ray Elementary
Proudest Accomplishment: Naming and starting the work at Gus Almquist Middle School.

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Shara Turner

Board Member

Term expires May 2026
Began serving November 2020
Last elected May 2023

When elected: 2020 (November due to Spring election being postponed because of COVID)

How long have you lived in Hutto?
13 years

What other ways have you served within the community?
I've served on several PTA boards, the HISD GT Committee, Hutto Education Foundation, the HISD Strategic Planning Committee, the HISD Technology Committee, and was a founding member of the Hutto Women's Alliance.  My husband and I have also been very active with Cub Scout Pack 912 and Sting Soccer Club.
 
Family info:
I've been married to my husband, Eric Turner for 19 years.  We have 2 children. Our son, Kale Turner, graduated from  Hutto High School and our daughter, Kolbie Turner, is an 8th grader at Hutto Middle School.
 
Why do you serve on the School Board?
I serve on the school board to ensure Hutto ISD provides a high-quality educational experience that focuses on every child achieving success, creates a district climate that fosters a sense of belonging, and works to attract and retain quality educators.

Little Known Fact: She is a former 4th-grade Texas History teacher who loves learning about Texas culture and history.
Favorite Treat: Habanero BBQ Almonds.
Greatest Moment: Handing out diplomas at graduation.
Proudest Accomplishment: Improving the GT program and meeting the needs of GT students.

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Terrence Owens

Board Member, Master Trustee

Term expires May 2025
Began serving May 2016
Re-elected May 2022

When elected: 2016

How long have you lived in Hutto?
23 years

What other ways have you served within the community?
I serve on the board of directors for The Sandbox at Madeline's Place and the Vice President of large district for Central Texas School Board Association.
 
Family info:
I've been married for 29 years to Angela. We have two children - a 2015 and 2023 graduate of HHS.
 
Why do you serve on the School Board?
My steps have always been ordered for me to be a servant leader in my community. Being on the Board has allowed me to serve in a capacity that affects this community. 
Healthy Children, Healthy Community, Healthy Minds

Little Known Fact: He’s a big NASCAR fan.
Favorite Treat: Cashews.
Greatest Moment: Graduating from Leadership TASB and becoming a Master Trustee.
Proudest Accomplishment: Being part of opening a new campus and the renovation of schools.

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Felix Chavez

Board Member

Term expires May 2026
Began serving November 2020
Last elected November 2020 (election postponed from May due to COVID)

When elected: 2020 (November due to Spring election being postponed because of COVID)

How long have you lived in Hutto?
Since 2000

What other ways have you served within the community?
I serve as a volunteer and Board member at Hutto Resource Center (since 2019).
 
Family info:
My wife, Nadia, and I have three great kids. Our oldest two, Dania and Rainah both graduated from Hutto ISD and Isaiah is a 3rd grader at Hutto ISD.
 
Why do you serve on the School Board?
I serve as a board member to make a positive difference in the education of all our Hutto ISD students.

Little Known Fact: He’s a volunteer and Board member at Hutto Resource Center.
Favorite Treat: Snickers.
Greatest Moment: Making a difference with two students, mentoring them to stay in school.
Proudest Accomplishment: Success in College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR).

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James Matlock

Board Member

Term expires May 2024
Began serving May 2021

When elected: 2021 

How long have you lived in Hutto?
Since 2016

What other ways have you served within the community?
I have served on my PTA Board
 
Family info:
I have 4 children - 3 boys and 1 girl
 
Why do you serve on the School Board?
I serve to advocate for the education and safety of all our children in the district from elementary to high school. I strive to be an advocate for students, parents, and community members. 

Little Known Fact: He was born in Mississippi but a Texan at heart.
Favorite Treat: Protein cookies.
Greatest Moment: Walking the halls of the campuses to see the hard work in action.
Proudest Accomplishment: Being part of the class of 2021 graduation.

  • Why School Boards Matter
    The US Supreme Court has acknowledged that education is one of the most critical functions of state and local governments. Our system of local school districts and boards of education epitomizes representative and participatory government — citizens elected from their community making decisions about educational programs based on community needs, values, and expectations. School boards are entrusted by the public to translate the needs of students into policies, plans, and goals that will be supported by the community.

    What School Boards Do
    Hutto ISD school board members fulfill several crucial roles:
    • Adopt Goals and Priorities: They establish the district's objectives and monitor their success.
    • Adopt Policies: School board members set policies and review their effectiveness.
    • Hire and Evaluate the Superintendent: They play a pivotal role in selecting and assessing the district's leader.
    • Adopt a Budget: School boards approve the district's budget and set the tax rate.
    • Communicate with the Community: Board members keep the public informed and engaged.

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