Governance

Governance is the means by which the school board and administration collaborate to adopt policies and procedures, achieve consistent management, and assign decision-making authority within the school district. School board policies regarding local district governance are found in the TASB Policy Manual at the codes beginning with the letters "A" and "B."

Accreditation and Accountability

Resources related to state and federal performance indicators, standards, and sanctions.

Board Meetings

Resources related to conducting board meetings, including complying with the Texas Open Meetings Act, conducting open and closed meetings, and permitting public comment.

Board Members and Officers

Resources related to board service, including information on required board training; resignations, removal from office, and filling vacancies; board member ethics and liability; and board officer elections and duties.

Board Roles and Responsibilities

Resources related to the board's powers and duties, including working with a school attorney, goal setting, and good governance.

Conflicts of Interest

Resources related to board members holding more than one public office and working or volunteering in the school district, as well as information on financial conflicts of interest and required disclosures.

Districts of Innovation

Resources related to the District of Innovation concept, which gives traditional independent school districts most of the flexibilities available to Texas’ open-enrollment charter schools.

Elections

Resources related to candidates and campaigning; conducting elections; and post-election procedures.

Policy Development

Resources related to developing board policies, administrative regulations, and site-based decision making.

Superintendents

Resources related to superintendent recruitment, contracts, duties, and evaluations.