Bentancourt Elected to State Association Board 

For release: October 8, 2021                        
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(Austin) — Carlos Bentancourt of Slaton ISD has been elected to a three-year term on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 17. The election was held during the Association’s 2021 Delegate Assembly on September 25 in Dallas.

Bentancourt is a lifelong resident of Slaton and a graduate of Slaton ISD (SISD). He has served on the SISD Board of Trustees for 27 years and is board president. He also has been an active member of the South Plains Association of School Boards, where he served as president in 2001–03.

He is a graduate of Leadership TASB and a Master Trustee. He attended South Plains College and is currently employed at Associated Supply Company.

In 2019, Bentancourt was named Man of the Year for the city of Slaton. A former Boy Scout, he has served as a scout leader for the Tiger Cubs Scouts, WEBELOS, and Boy Scouts. He is an active member of his church, Our Lady of the Guadalupe Catholic Church, and has held leadership roles on the local level and at the Diocese of Lubbock. Bentancourt has been involved in music ministry for 40 years; he started playing guitar at church when he was 13 years old.

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.4 million public school students.