Here's what others have to say about Les...


"I am excited to endorse Les Black for election to the CFBISD school board! Our state is in dire need of more public school champions. I look forward to a productive and positive legislative session partnering with Les to bring our schools and teachers what they need to properly educate future generations of Texans."

Julie Johnson

State Representative, Texas HD 115


"Les Black is a scholar regarding education policy and an expert in legal issues facing school districts. I have worked with him as a colleague at Newman Smith High School and in his role as a Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at SMU. He has strong ties to the CFBISD community and is knowledgeable about the issues facing our schools. On top of that, he displays integrity and trustworthiness. He will be a steward of public funds and a champion for all students, parents and educators at every level. His experience as a teacher and school administrator lend to his credibility. That is why I am casting both of my votes for Les Black."

Lee Avoid, Ph.D.

Former CFB teacher and administrator

Former Clinical Associate Professor at SMU

Past President, Texas Association of Secondary School Principals

"I proudly endorse Les Black for CFBISD school board. During his tenure as principal at Blalack Middle School, our fine arts department flourished under his leadership. Always professional, his extensive educational background and leadership skills are top notch. Les is an ideas kind of guy, always looking at possibilities for success. His energetic leadership approach involves a commitment to excellence and equity, not just in school, but in life. Les, a keen listener, is engaging and approachable. I know he will be a passionate CFBISD trustee, continuing the pursuit of excellence that our community, our teachers and our students have come to know in CFB."

Charlotte Moellering

Former CFBISD Orchestra Director of 24 years

Current CFBISD parent


"As the grateful parent of two CFBISD graduates, I am honored to support my colleague Dr. Les Black for CFBISD School Board. He brings the dual perspective of an involved, supportive CFBISD parent and an experienced expert in educational leadership and policy. His commitment to maintaining comprehensive educational programs, promoting a positive professional culture, and increasing student and community engagement will support our district’s Collaborative Vision 2030."

Dr. Gail Hartin

Retired teacher, administrator and SMU professor 


​“As a former CFBISD administrator, Les Black brings an in-depth knowledge of district needs and policy. As a parent, he’s fully invested in our district’s long term success. I fully support Les Black to represent our community as a CFBISD Board Trustee.” 

Robert Dye

Mayor of Farmers Branch

Cast 2 Votes on (or before) Nov 3!

The cumulative voting method will be used to fill the two open CFBISD School Board seats in the 2020 election. This means each voter may cast two votes. Les is asking for one or both of yours!

Early Voting:  Tues, Oct 13 - Fri, Oct 30

Vote by Mail Ballot Request Deadline:  Fri, Oct 23

Election Day:  Tues, Nov 3

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