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.
AGENDA REVIEW MEETINGS
REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS
July 20, 2020 July 27, 2020 - meeting will start at 5:00 p.m. August 17, 2020 August 24, 2020 September 21, 2020 September 28, 2020 - meeting will start at 5:00 p.m. October 19, 2020 October 26, 2020 No November Agenda Review Meeting November 16, 2020 No December Agenda Review Meeting December 14, 2020 January 18, 2021 January 25, 2021 February 15, 2021 February 22, 2021 March 22, 2021 March 29, 2021 April 19, 2021 April 26, 2021 May 17, 2021 May 24, 2021** June 21, 2021 June 28, 2021
**will be held at WSES cafeteria
The 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, including a group’s representative, will be given three (3) minutes. Persons using a translator will be given six (6) 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 shall permit public comment, regardless of whether the topic is an item on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting. At all other meetings, including special, workshop, or agenda review meetings, public comments will only be heard on agenda items. The president or presiding officer may make adjustments to public comment procedures, including adjusting when public comment will occur during the meeting, reordering agenda items, deferring public comment on non-agenda items, continuing agenda items to a later meeting, providing expanded opportunity for public comment, establishing an overall time limit for public comment and adjusting the time allotted to each speaker. However, no individual shall be given less than one minute to make comments. 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.
Adjustments to the public comment procedures due to the virtual meeting format implemented during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Those wishing to provide comments for the Public Forum portion of the board meeting should call to record comments. Comments must be recorded by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting, to allow time for recordings to be downloaded and prepared. Comments will be played during Public Forum in the order they were received. Written comments will no longer be read. NOTE: For agenda review, workshop, and special meetings, Public Forum comments will be heard only on posted agenda items. Before placing a call, please prepare remarks with consideration to the following guidelines:
- After the phone greeting, you will hear a beep indicating that the recording has started.
- State your name, spell your last name, and the agenda item you are addressing at the beginning of your comments. Comments received without a name will not be played.
- For agenda review, workshop, and special meetings, comments must pertain to a posted agenda item.
- Comments can be up to three minutes in length.
If comments involve a complaint regarding a district employee or student, the speaker shall refrain from mentioning the employee or student 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 regarding public participation in board meetings and grievance/complaint procedures are available on the Dripping Springs ISD website or can be made available 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 presiding officer, may respond to the speaker if required. Those responses are limited to:
- Specific factual information,
- Recitation of existing policy,
- 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.