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Board of Trustees

Policies BA, BB series, BD series, and BE series

Texas law grants the board of trustees the power to govern and oversee the management of the district’s schools. The board is the policy-making body within the district and has overall responsibility for the curriculum, school taxes, annual budget, employment of the superintendent and other professional staff, and facilities. The board has complete and final control over school matters within limits established by state and federal laws and regulations.

The board of trustees is elected by the citizens of the district to represent the community’s commitment to a strong educational program for the district’s children. Board members are elected at-large and serve 3-year terms. Board members serve without compensation, must be qualified voters, and must reside in the district.

The board usually meets monthly at a time and date determined by the board and held in the Jayton-Girard ISD Board Room. In the event that large attendance is anticipated, the board may meet at the Learning Center. Special meetings may be called when necessary. A written notice of regular and special meetings will be posted on the district Web site and at the Administration Building at least 72 hours before the scheduled meeting time. The written notice will show the date, time, place, and subjects of each meeting. In emergencies, a meeting may be held with a two-hour notice.

All meetings are open to the public. In certain circumstances, Texas law permits the board to go into a closed session from which the public and others are excluded. Closed session may occur for such things as discussing prospective gifts or donations, real-property acquisition, certain personnel matters including employee complaints, security matters, student discipline, or consulting with attorneys regarding pending litigation.

Responsibilities of Leadership
The Jayton-Girard Independent School District (JGISD) is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees that is responsible for adopting policy, employing and evaluating the superintendent, approving the budget and capital improvement plans, and setting the tax rate. As the district's elected leaders, Trustees are charged with making decisions they believe to be in the best interests of all JGISD children.

School District Accountability
Campus #: 132902001
2010 Accountability Rating: Recognized
Gold Performance Acknowledgments:
Attendance (2008-09)
Advanced Academic Courses (2008-09)
College-Ready Graduates (Class of 2009)
Recommended High School Program (Class of 2009)
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) ELA
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Mathematics
Commended on Reading/ELA
Commended on Writing
Commended on Science