The Board of Trustees holds regular meetings, which are open to the public, one or two times per month in the Boardroom of the Administration Building, 2621 West Airport Freeway. Monthly Work Sessions are usually held at 6:30 p.m. and Board Meetings are usually held at 7 p.m. the following week.
In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Law, the Board has the privilege of meeting privately in executive session to discuss matters related to personnel, land acquisition, student hearings, and to consult with legal counsel. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.
When necessary, the board schedules other public meetings (special-called meetings, emergency meetings and work sessions) to conduct additional business and for in-depth study of programs and issues.
Advance notices of all meetings are posted at the Administration Building and posted online.
Individuals who wish to address the board should complete a Public Input Card, which is available at the registration table. After completing the card, it can be given to any board member or administrator so the individual can be recognized during the “Public Comment” section of the agenda.
Before addressing the Board, speakers should identify themselves by name, address and organization represented, if any, and remarks must be limited to three minutes. Public comments may not include charges against any employee or student of the District.
Trustees are elected by the school district’s registered voters to rotating three-year terms. Elections are conducted on the first Saturday in May and two or three trustee places are filled each year. Following the May election, trustees elect a president, vice president, and secretary to serve for one-year terms.
Specific duties of the Board of Trustees include the following:
- To be legally responsible for the education of the children in the District.
- To make school district policy decisions regarding Irving ISD’s operation.
- To provide tax monies for maintenance and operation of the schools.
- To submit bond issues to the residents of the District.
- To govern local school matters, subject to limitations imposed by state and federal laws.
- To hire the superintendent as its chief administrator and executive officer.