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Lana Parker files for PNGISD Place 4 seat

GROVES — Lana Parker has filed for the Port Neches-Groves Independent School District’s Place 4 seat on Monday, the first day to file for one of two spots on the board.

Parker said she feels the district needs someone with experience in the seat, especially as leaders delve into a possible bond proposition.

She recently returned from the Texas Association of School Board’s Leadership Conference in San Antonio where, she said, they talked about new legislative issues that will come into effect this year.

Parker isn’t new to the district. She retired from the school board in December after serving the Place 2 spot for 9 1/2 years. She was called out of retirement from the school board to serve in Place 4 after trustee Mark Holmes quit in April 2018.

Parker is also a retired teacher who served more than 30 years.

In PNGISD, the Place 4 seat and Place 5 seat held by Brandon Cropper are up for grabs.

Trustees serve for three years and there is no fee to file.

Candidates can file for the Place 4 or Place 5 seat at the PNGISD Administration Building, 620 Avenue C, Port Neches.

The administration office’s summer hours are:

June 3 to July 26, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed Fridays; after July 26 the office will be open until 4 p.m. Fridays and on Aug. 19 it will be open until 5 p.m.