Trustees Elected
New member elected to the CISD Board of Trustees
Posted on 12/05/2018
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Mr. Salvador Payan was elected to the Canutillo ISD Board of Trustees in the November 2018 general election and sworn in at a special board meeting November 15 by the Hon. Carlos Carrasco, Judge for the County Criminal Court at Law 3.

Payan is serving his first four-year term on the Board and replaces Stephanie Frietze who did not seek re-election. Frietze was elected to the El Paso County Justice of the Peace Court Precinct 7.

Mr. Salvador Payan is a graduate of Canutillo High School, attended The University of Texas at El Paso as a Criminal Justice major, and a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. He served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Silvestre Reyes for 15 years. He retired from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons at La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution. Mr. Payan is very involved with the Village of Vinton participating in the Planning and Zoning Commission and also served on the Canutillo ISD District Advisory Committee. His children are also all graduates of Canutillo High School.

Payan is looking forward to working with the other board members and the district administration toward positive student outcomes.

“I want to continue on our path to a brighter future for Canutillo graduates,” Payan said. “I commend the district and past board members on their accomplishments and positive outlook for students. I especially recognize our teachers who are a major factor in all our success.”

Trustees Laure Searls and Mary Yglesias were also re-elected in the general election and will be serving their sixth and second terms respectively. Trustee Sergio Coronado, who was appointed to the Board in April, was elected to finish the unexpired term of former Trustee Rachel Quintana.

At their regular meeting November 27, the Board reorganized and installed new board officers. Sergio Coronado was elected President of the Board. The Board also voted Trustee Blanca Trout as Board Vice President and voted Trustee Mary Yglesias as Board Secretary.