Progress Tracker Texas Framework - Structure


  • Structure

    The Board delegates to the Superintendent operational authority to accomplish the vision and student outcome goals

    Does Not Meet Focus Does
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    0 Begins Focus Begin
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    1 Approaches Focus Approaches
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    4 Meets Focus Meets
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    12 Masters Focus Masters
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    15
    The Board does not meet focus if any of the following conditions are true:

    Trustees did not receive the final version of the materials to be voted on at least three calendar days in advance of the Board-authorized public meeting during which the materials would be considered.

    There were more than 5 Board-authorized public meetings in a month.

    Any meeting of the Board lasted more than 6 hours.

    Any Trustee agrees that their first loyalty is owed to the staff or to vendors, rather than to the community, the vision, and to improving student outcomes.

    The Board begins to focus if all of the following conditions are true:

    The Board tracks its use of time in Boardauthorized meetings, categorizing every minute used as follows:

    - Goal Setting: selecting student outcome goals, GPMs, and/or targets
    - Goal Monitoring: progress monitoring student outcome goals
    - Constraint Setting: selecting constraints, CPMs, theories of action, and/or targets
    - Constraint Monitoring: progress monitoring constraints
    - Leadership Evaluation: Board self-evaluations and Superintendent evaluations
    - Voting: debating and voting on any item (these activities are never a form of "monitoring")
    - Community Engagement
    - Other

    And...

    All consent-eligible items (includes but is not limited to personnel actions, contract renewals, previous meeting minutes, policy updates, construction amendments, non-monitoring administrative reports, committee reports, enrollment updates, regular financial reports where financial activities remained within budgetary parameters) were placed on the consent agenda and more than three quarters of the items were voted on using a consent agenda.

    The Board limits its adoption of local policies regarding District operations to matters that are required by law or an appropriate exercise of the Board's oversight authority as defined by the Board's adopted constraints.

    And...

    There are no more than 4 Board-authorized public meetings per month and none lasts more than 3 hours.

    The Board schedules no more than 5 topics during any one Board-authorized public meeting.

    The Board has reviewed its local policies and has voted to remove policies regarding district operations that are neither required by law nor an appropriate exercise of the Board's oversight authority as defined by the Board's adopted constraints. The review addressed operational directives in all "local" policies in the C-G series, and Board-adopted "exhibit" policies, and any components unrelated to Board operating procedures that may be in the B series.

    And...

    There are no more than 3 Board-authorized public meetings per month and none lasts more than 2 hours.

    The Board schedules no more than 3 primary topics for discussion during any Board-authorized public meeting.

    Trustees received the final version of the materials to be voted on at least seven calendar days in advance of the Board-authorized public meeting during which the materials would be considered.

    No edits are made to the Board's regularly scheduled meeting agenda during the meeting or during the three business days prior to the meeting unless a state of emergency has been declared.