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About the Board

Texas 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 the curriculum, school taxes, annual budget, employment of the superintendent and other professional staff, and facilities. The board has complete and final control over school matters within limits established by state and federal laws and regulations.

The board of trustees is elected by the citizens of the district to represent the community‘s commitment to a strong educational program for the district‘s children. Trustees serve three-year terms. Trustees serve without compensation, must be registered voters, and must reside in the district.

The board usually sets meeting dates at the prior board meeting. Please contact the administration building at 254-524-3353 to know when meetings will be held. In the event that large attendance is anticipated, the board may meet at the cafeteria. Special meetings may be called when necessary. A written notice of regular and special meetings will be posted on the district Web site and the administration building 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 a two-hour notice.

All meetings are open to the public. In certain circumstances, Texas law permits the board to go into a closed session from which the public and others are excluded. Closed session may occur for such things as discussing prospective gifts or donations, real-property acquisition, certain personnel matters including employee complaints, security matters, student discipline, or consulting with attorneys regarding pending litigation.