Role of the Board of Trustees

  • Texas state law grants the Board of Trustees the power to govern and oversee the management of the District’s schools.  The Board is the policy-making body within the District and has overall responsibility for curriculum, school taxes, annual budget, facilities, as well as employment of the Superintendent and other professional staff.  The Board has complete and final control over school matters within limits established by state and federal regulations.
     
    The Board of Trustees, which is composed of seven members, is elected by the citizens of the District to ensure a strong educational program for the District’s children.  Trustees are elected by position or place and serve three-year terms.  Trustees serve without compensation, must be registered voters, and must reside in the District.
     
    Regular meetings of the Board shall be scheduled in June of each year for a year in advance.  Regular meetings shall be scheduled to begin with closed session at 6:00 P.M. and regular business to begin at 7:00 P.M.  Workshops or Board training are also held, when needed, in the Board Room.  Special meetings may be called when necessary.  A written notice of regular and special meetings will be posted at the Superintendent’s office at least 72 hours before the scheduled meeting time.  The written notice will show the date, time, place, and subjects of each meeting.  In emergencies, a meeting may be held with two hours notice.
     
    All meetings are open to the public.  Under the following circumstances, Texas law permits the Board to meet in closed session to discuss the following topics:  prospective gifts or donations, real property acquisition, personnel matters including conferences with employees and employee complaints, security matters, student discipline, or to consult with attorneys.