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.
Board Policy OnlineDallas Independent School District board policy is maintained on the Texas Association of School Boards' server at http://pol.tasb.org/Home/Index/361. This link will open in a new window.
Board Operating Procedures
On June 22, 2017 the Board of Trustees adopted amendments to local policies and the Student Code of Conduct. Click on the bold title text for further details.