ROLE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The DSISD Board of Trustees (School Board) consists of seven unsalaried district patrons elected for a term of three years to represent all of the people in the school district. Their interest is to serve more than 8,500 students and approximately 1,100 employees and to protect the taxpayers' investment in the district.
The board has final control over all major decisions regarding school policy, curriculum, expenditures, and building programs. It is the board’s responsibility to provide tax monies for maintenance and operation of the schools, to submit bond issues to district voters for construction of school facilities, and to hire the Superintendent for the district. Board authority is defined by federal and state law and by regulations set by the State Board of Education. Trustees act officially only as a group in duly called and posted board meetings.
PUBLIC BOARD MEETINGS
Trustees convene for regular board meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month in the Center for Learning & Leadership Board Room (300 Sportsplex Drive). Agenda review and workshop meetings are held almost every month. A majority of the board (four members) constitutes a quorum. A quorum must be present to conduct business or take action.
Meetings may be rescheduled or relocated. Additional special meetings may be called. Agendas are posted 72 hours prior to a meeting and at least two hours before an emergency meeting. The agendas are posted on the district’s website and at the Center for Learning & Leadership.