Q.. Is there a problem solving procedure if I have a problem with a teacher or principal?
A. Yes, board policy FNG (Local) spells out the procedure to follow. Individuals who have questions, concerns, or suggestions should first contact the teacher or school administrator. Matters not resolved satisfactorily at the campus level should then be brought to the district administrator who oversees that program and then finally to the Superintendent prior to a forum with the Board.
Q. Where can I find information on the regular school board meetings?
A. Click on School Board Meetings link on the district website.
Q. Where can I find Board Meeting Agendas or Minutes?
A. On the district website click on the School Board tab then Agendas or Minutes .
Q. Who can attend board meetings?
A. Citizens are welcome and encouraged to attend School Board meetings. Minutes are not available or official until approved at the following regular meeting of the Board. During a meeting, there are legally specified circumstances that call for an adjournment to closed session for discussion and consideration. These circumstances include personnel matters, land acquisitions or sales, legal consultation, and student or employee hearings. All votes however, are taken in public. Public participation at Board meetings is limited to the public forum portions of regular meetings and public hearing agenda items. The audience shall not at any time during a Board meeting, enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the School Board.
Q. Where do I go to sign up to address the board at the board meetings?
A. In compliance with Board Policy BED (Local) those wishing to address the Board must sign up by completing the appropriate form and returning it to the superintendent's office located at 4133 Warpath or online at www.sfisd.org under the school board tab in the manner directed on the form no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Thursday (regular business day) prior to the board meeting. Board Policy provides time (30 minutes) at each regular board meeting for the public and employees to appear before the Board to discuss matters concerning their interest. According to Board Policy, persons will be allowed to speak for up to three (3) minutes each. Delegations of more than three persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board. No action may be taken on anything presented to the Board at that time. However, Board members have the option to request that the matter discussed be placed on the agenda for a future Board meeting. The Board respectfully requires names of district employees and/or students not be used during the address.
Q. Where can I find more information about how a school board works?
A. Go to www.tasb.org .
Q. Who can run for the school board?
A. For this information and much more, please visit the Texas Association of School Boards website at www.tasb.org.
Q. Is there a listing of the required training hours for Board Members ?
A. Please see the link below for information on the required training each person serving on the board of directors must have.