School Board

What Does Being a BOE Member Mean?

The Board of Education members are a seven-person policy-making body, which operates within the laws of the State of Texas. Each member is elected for a three-year term; terms of office are staggered with elections held every year. The Board is responsible for approving the district’s budget, adopting all policies and curriculum, and evaluating the superintendent. The authority of the Board is as a whole and no Board member may act as an official of the district except when the board meets in a regular or a special session. The Board of Trustees is elected to represent all of the people of the school district. In making its decisions, the Board is guided by what is in the best interest of the entire district.

Responsibilities of a Board Member

With schoolchildren always their ultimate focus, school board members act officially at the board table, working with other board members to serve students and accomplish the following:

  • Create a shared vision for the future of education
  • Set the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance
  • Approve a budget by aligning district resources to improve achievement
  • Support a healthy school district culture for work and learning
  • Hire and evaluate the superintendent
  • Create strategic partnerships with the community stakeholders
  • Build the district’s progress through continuous improvement
  • Adopt and maintain current policies
  • Maintain strong ethical standards