The race for the Fort Worth school board's District 9 seat is down to two people.
Candidate Melody Palacios notified supporters on Saturday by email that she is no longer going to pursue the seat because of health reasons, she told the Star-Telegram.
She said school district officials told her that ballots have already been printed for the May 11 election and that it was too late to officially withdraw.
One candidate, Ashley E. Paz, is challenging incumbent Juan Rangel for the seat. Palacios said she is not making an endorsement of either candidate vying for the seat.