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    COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SCHOOL BOARD

    What is the role of the School Board?
    The Lindsay ISD Board of Trustees is a seven member elected panel that serves as the district's policy making body. Although the Board is comprised of individuals, it is a body corporate. Members can perform no valid act except as a body at meetings properly convened and conducted. Some of the duties specifically assigned to the school board are:
    • Govern and oversee management
    • Adopt a policy to establish a planning process
    • Levy and collect taxes and issue bond
    • adopt and file a budget
    • have fiscal accounts audited
    • publish an annual performance report
    • acquire and authorize sale of property
    • adopt a policy providing for employment and duties of personnel
    • hire and evaluate the superintendent
    Board members elected serve a 3 year term. School Board elections take place each year in May. 
     
     
     
     
    Who can attend school board meetings?
    Citizens are welcomed and encouraged to attend all school board meetings. Public participation at a board meeting is limited to the public comment portion of the meeting and public hearing agenda items. "At all other times during the Board meeting, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the Board, unless requested by the presiding officer." (Lindsay ISD Board Policy BED LOCAL)
    Citizens may request to speak before the Board in open forum by registering with the Superintendent's Secretary before the meeting begins. Those addressing the Board will be limited to five minutes. Any group of five or more persons must appoint one person to present the group's views to the Board. The Board is not permitted to discuss or act upon any issues that are not posted on the meeting's agenda.