School Board 101
What’s the purpose of a school board?
The board of trustees is tasked with school district governance while taking the advice of the district superintendent, who manages the district using policies that the board has adopted. Trustees serve as a vital link between the public and the school district, and they serve as advocates of public education – not as gatekeepers of curriculum, legislators of what children read in school libraries, or public health experts. Everything a board does is subject to state and federal law as well as the framework of the State Board of Education (SBOE) and the commissioner of the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
What are the roles and responsibilities of a school board in Texas?
What are the qualifications of a school board trustee?