Board Members and Officers

Texas school board members, who serve without compensation, take on a number of important responsibilities as they join the school board.  The following are 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 Training
Board Vacancies
Ethics
Board Officers
Technology Use

Board Training   

Related Policies

Your local school board policy manual contains TASB's (LEGAL) reference policies and board-adopted (LOCAL) policies. Your district may also have relevant administrative regulations. For more information on board training, see your district policy manual at the following code:

BBD Training and Orientation

TASB Resources

  • TASB Legal Services' Open Government Training Requirements answers frequently asked questions about complying with open government training requirements, as well as information about how to receive Texas Attorney General approved training offered by TASB.
  • TASB Leadership Team Services offers guidance on board member training requirements.
  • TASB Leadership Team Services offers an explanation of how to announce board training credit
  • TASB Leadership Team Services offers free podcasts on board member continuing education requirements and options as part of the Now Serving podcast series in the Online Learning Center

Other Resources

  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA) School Board Member Training Website provides an overview of board member continuing education and a list of registered training providers.
  • The TEA School Board Member Training Annual Required Hours of Continuing Education Web Site charts the continuing education hours that new and experienced board members are required to take each year.
  • The Texas Attorney General's (AG) Open Government Training Information Website includes free Texas Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act training videos and related information for governmental officials.

Board Vacancies   

Related Policies

For more information on board vacancies, see your district policy manual at the following code:

BBC Vacancies and Removal from Office

TASB Resources

Other Resources

Ethics   

Related Policies

For more information on board member ethics, see your district policy manual at the following codes:

BBE Board Member Authority and Immunities
BBF Code of Ethics
BBFB  Prohibited Practices
BBG  Compensation and Expenses

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • The Texas Attorney General's (AG) publication Ethics, Gifts and Honorarium Laws Made Easy answers frequently asked questions about ethics laws, including those involving illegal gifts, bribery, and misuse of government property and official information.
  • The AG's Public Officers: Traps for the Unwary covers conflicts of interest, nepotism, and related topics of interest to governmental officials.

Board Officers   

Related Policies

For more information on board officers, see your district policy manual at the following code:

BDAA Duties and Requirements of Board Officers

TASB Resources

Technology Use   

Related Policies

BBI      Technology Resources and Electronic Communications

TASB Resources