Board Policy and Procedures
Nine trustees of the Dallas Independent School District are elected by residents under a single-member district plan. After each census is taken, the Board of Trustees apportions the school district into nine areas of similar population. One trustee is elected to represent each of these nine districts for a three-year term of office. The terms are staggered so that the board maintains a number of veteran trustees as new members are elected.
The single-member district law requires that each board member reside within his or her area of representation, and that residents of the district elect the person who will represent them on the school board.
Trustees serve without compensation.
The Board of Trustees establishes the policies by which schools operate. In carrying out the task of setting policy, the board identifies needs and establishes priorities for the school system, allocates financial and human resources among the priority areas, and evaluates school performance.
The board also is empowered to provide tax monies for school maintenance and operation and submits bond issues for construction of school facilities that are voted on by Dallas ISD residents.
The board also hires the Superintendent of Schools as the district’s chief instructional and executive officer.
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Board Operating ProceduresThe Board Operating Procedures are intended to guide and assist the Board Members in the conduct of its business. They are not intended to confer legal rights on any other person.
The Board Operating Procedures are not intended to take precedence over Board Policy. If there is a conflict or inconsistency between these Procedures and Board Policy, Board Policy will take precedence. At no time are these Procedures intended to over-ride Local or Legal Policy or state or federal law.
The Board Operating Procedures will be reviewed annually in June by the Board and updated as needed as a part of Board training and orientation. The Board will adopt the Board Procedures and Board Code of Conduct annually at a regular monthly meeting.
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Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Policy Updates
On June 3, 2021, the Superintendent of Schools’ Designees approved amendment of the following regulations:
On March 25, 2021, the Board of Trustees approved amendment of the following policy:
The Dallas Independent School District, as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression or any other basis protected 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: Carma Hoskins, Title VII and Title IX, at (972) 925-5319; Erin Y. Gracey, Section 504, at (972) 581-4238; Diedrae Bell-Hunter, Americans with Disabilities Act, at (972) 925-4026; or Employee Relations at (972) 925-4200. General questions about the district should be directed to Customer Service at (972) 925-5555. En español