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 6,800 students and approximately 950 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 Chief Executive Officer 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 Central Administration Building Boardroom, located at 510 W. Mercer Street. A majority of the Board (four members) constitutes a quorum. A quorum must be present to conduct business or take action.
On the third Monday of each month the trustees hold an agenda review meeting at 6:00 p.m. These meetings are designed for Board Members to interact with the administration and conduct detailed discussion of the items that are on the agenda for the upcoming regular meeting, granting Board Members time to consider any actions they will take at the regular meeting. Community members who are interested in a specific board agenda item may consider attending the agenda review meeting where the detailed discussion will be held. Public input and action, however, are only taken at the regular meeting.
Regular 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 DSISD Central Administration Building.