Residents are invited to attend meetings of the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees. All meetings are held at the Dallas ISD administration building, 3700 Ross Ave.
Upcoming Meetings and Agendas
The public is encouraged to attend public board meetings and to address their issues and concerns within the limitations set by the Board of Trustees, First Amendment Rights, and by law.
It is the intent of the district and the expectations of the community to expect that all board meetings be conducted in accordance with proper decorum and be civil, peaceful, and professional. To ensure the safety and security of all residents and visitors, the following rules are in effect:
Members of the news media and their equipment shall be limited to a specific area in the auditorium or Board Room. Not staying within that area, after being warned, may result in a member of the news media being removed from the meeting.
Addressing the Board of Trustees
Residents may address the Board of Trustees at the board briefings and at regularly scheduled board meetings.
Speakers have the opportunity to speak on specific agenda items. A resident desiring to address the board must register to speak no later than 5 p.m. on the day before the meeting in Board Services at (972) 925-3720 during regular office hours. The earliest a person may register for an upcoming regular Board meeting or an upcoming Board Briefing is the next regular business day following the posting of that meeting. The deadline for registering to address the Board is 5 p.m. the day before the regular Board meeting. No registrations shall be accepted after 5 p.m. the day preceding the meeting. Only those who are properly registered may address the Board.
Speakers will be called in the order they registered to speak. Copies of any documents for the board are to be handed to the executive director of Board Services at that time.
Only one person may approach the microphone and only the person at the microphone will be allowed to speak, with the exception of interpreters. There will be no substitution of speakers.
Residents and visitors who have signed up to address the board are allotted three minutes to speak. Those who continue speaking after three minutes will be warned by the executive director (through the sounding of a tone) that their time is up. Upon expiration of the time limit, the resident or visitor is expected to stop speaking and either returns to his or her seat or leaves the auditorium or district property.
Groups consisting of two or more people shall appoint one person to present their views before the board.
For more on policies regarding addressing the board, visit Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Policy Online at http://pol.tasb.org/Home/Index/361.
Sign Language Interpreters
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, "sign language interpreters” are available for meetings upon a 24-hour notice. Legal reference: Texas Penal Code 42 & Texas Education Code 37.124
The Dallas Independent School District, as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment decisions. The district is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, as well as board policy not to discriminate in such a manner. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
If you suspect discrimination please contact: Mary McCants, Title VII or Title IX, at (972) 925-3250; Daphne LaMontagne, Section 504, at (972) 581-4238; Marita Hawkins, Americans with Disabilities Act, at (972) 925-4287; or Employee Relations at (972) 925-4200. General questions about the district should be directed to Customer Service at (972) 925-5555.