Board Meetings are held each month at 6:00 P.M. Dew ISD Conference Room
Special Meeting Dates-TBA
For current board meeting notices and minutes please click on Boardbook
The School Board may change meeting dates at their discretion. Special/Called meetings may be scheduled whenever necessary. An agenda is posted on our website 72 hours before meetings.
The Board of Trustees acts as the school district's policy-making body and is the official representative of the people for all public education in Dew ISD. The Board functions according to the state and federal laws, the rules and regulations established by the State Board of Education, the Texas Education Agency, and the will of the people as expressed in district elections.
The seven member board, while composed of individuals, acts officially only as a group. No member or group of members acts in the name of the Board unless authorized by the Board. A majority of the Board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. Individual trustees, serving without pay, are elected for three-year terms on a rotating basis. Under recent new legislation, elections will be conducted on the general election day each November, beginning in 2007. While candidates run for specific positions on the ballot, they represent the entire district as Board members.
The Board of Trustees elects a president, vice-president, and secretary to serve one-year terms. It selects and employs the superintendent and delegates the responsibility and authority for the operation of the school district to that chief executive officer. The superintendent advises Board members on all matters concerning school management.
The regular business meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to the public and are usually scheduled for 6 p.m. each month in the Dew ISD conference room. Occasionally, a regular meeting date is changed, or a special meeting is called; but in all cases notice is given. In crisis situations where immediate action is required, Texas law allows the Board to call an emergency meeting.
In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Law, the Board has the privilege of meeting privately in a closed meeting to discuss matters related to personnel, student discipline, security, land acquisition or to consult with legal counsel. However, no action may be taken at an executive session.
Addressing the Board
An open forum section is normally designated on the agenda allowing individuals to address the Board. However, those wishing to do so must sign their name to a request list before the meeting begins. The list is available at the sign-in desk at the entrance to the Board Room. Completed forms are submitted to the president who establishes a time limitation for speakers. The president then calls to the podium those wishing to speak.
Although Board members may interrupt a speaker to ask questions or to make comments for clarification, state prohibits debate, discussion, deliberation, or action on the subject presented unless it's an agenda item.