Board meetings are typically held the fourth Monday of the month, starting at 6:00 p.m. Some months, a workshop is added; workshops provide an in-depth report on specific areas or departments in the district.
REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS
No July Workshop Meeting July 22, 2019 August 19, 2019 August 26, 2019 September 16, 2019 September 23, 2019 No October Workshop Meeting October 30, 2019*** No November Workshop Meeting November 18, 2019 No December Workshop Meeting December 16, 2019 January 20, 2020 January 30, 2020* February 17 2020 February 24, 2020 March 23, 2020 March 30, 2020 April 20, 2020 April 27, 2020 May 11, 2020 May 18, 2020** June 15, 2020 June 22, 2020
*meeting is on Thursday
**will be held at WSES cafeteria
***meeting is on Wednesday
Public ForumThe DSISD Board of Trustees encourages comments from citizens and employees of the District. Every posted board meeting will have a Public Forum for items that are on the posted agenda for that meeting. Each speaker will be given three minutes. Persons using a translator will be given six minutes. Speakers wishing to address multiple issues may only address the board one time. The Board will listen to comments but cannot address the topic until they reach that item on the agenda.
During regular board meetings, the Board has the discretion to allot time during the agenda for a second public forum for those individuals who wish to speak on general topics related to public education that are not listed on the meeting agenda. Exact placement and the length of time dedicated to this public forum is up to the discretion of the Board. Each speaker will be given three minutes. Persons using a translator will be given six minutes. Delegations of more than five persons may appoint one person to present their views and that speaker will be given five minutes. According to the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board may not discuss or act upon any issues that are not posted on the meeting’s agenda.
Persons who wish to speak during the Public Forum must complete a Public Forum form and submit it to the Superintendent’s Executive Assistant prior to the meeting being called to order – forms may not be accepted once the meeting begins. If comments involve a complaint regarding a district employee or student, the Board respectfully requests that you refrain from mentioning the person by name.
The Board has adopted complaint policies that are designed to provide a prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and concerns. Each of these complaint processes allows an individual to appeal administrative decisions to the Board. Copies of DSISD policies about public participation in Board meetings and filing complaints are available on the Dripping Springs ISD website or by contacting Superintendent’s Executive Assistant at 512-858-3002.
During the Public Forum section of the meeting, board members will listen to comments but, as the designated spokesperson, only the president, or his/her designee, may respond to the speaker if required. Those responses are limited to:
- Referring the speaker to applicable board policy,
- Placing the item on a future board agenda for discussion if not listed on the current board agenda, or
- Referring the speaker to the appropriate administrator.
Speakers shall be heard on a first-come, first-served basis and shall not be permitted to relinquish time to another person.
Audio recordings of Board Meetings are posted on the DSISD website.