Board Roles and Responsibilities

The Texas Education Code charges school boards, as governing bodies, with overseeing the management of local school districts.  The following are resources related to the board's powers and duties, including working with a school attorney, goal setting, and good governance.

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 the board's powers and duties, see your district policy manual at the following codes:

AA District Legal Status
AC Geographic Boundaries
AE Educational Philosophy
BAA Board Powers and Duties
BDAE Selection of a Depository
BDAF Selection and Duties of Chief Tax Officials
BDB Board Internal Committees
BDD School District Attorney
BDF  Citizen Advisory Committees
BR School District Reports

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA) School Governance Unit in the Complaints, Investigations & Enforcement Division is responsible for the selection, training, and placement of monitors and conservators in a school district.
  • The TEA Depository Contracts for School Districts Website provides an overview of depository contract laws and procedures and related forms as well as answers to frequently asked questions about depository contracts.