Role of School Board

Role of the School Board

With the children of Los Fresnos CISD foremost in their minds, the Board of Trustees sets the direction for the school district.  The Board acts as whole – not as individuals. It is the responsibility of Board of Trustees to ensure that the system is responding.

Board members of the Los Fresnos CISD are elected by positions for three-year terms.  Elections are held on the first Tuesday each November, and terms are staggered.  Members serve without pay.

To maintain their ongoing education requirement, Board members must participate in local and state orientation sessions annually. They must complete at least 16 hours during their first year on the Board and eight hours of continuing education during each subsequent year of service. In addition, members study volumes of background material on school finance, curriculum and state law.

Role of the Superintendent

The Superintendent is the Chief Executive Officer of the school district. The Superintendent implements the school board's vision by making day-to-day decisions about educational programs, spending, staff, and facilities. The superintendent hires, supervises, and manages the central staff and principals.
One of the primary duties of the Board of Trustees is to hire a Superintendent for the district. Once the Superintendent is in place, then the Board of Trustees and the Superintendent become a "team of eight." The best school districts have Boards of Trustees and Superintendents who work well together.
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