- Set the direction for the district, primarily focusing on the education and well-being of students.
- Translate the needs of students into policies, plans and goals that will be supported by the community.
- Represent the public interest.
- Hire and evaluate the superintendent
- Approve the district's budget
- Approve district personnel decisions
- Establish goals and evaluate outcomes
- Adopt and evaluate policies
- Levy and collect taxes, and issue bonds
- Order elections, canvass returns, declare results, and issue certificates of election as required by law
- Adhere to guidelines and policies mandated by the Texas Education Agency and the U.S. Department of Education
- Communicate with the community, including the public recognition of significant student and teacher accomplishments
Regular meetings of the School Board begin at 6:30 p.m. on a designated Monday of each month in the Board Room located in the BCISD Administration Building, 208 East Brier.
2017 Place 3 and Place 7
2018 Place 2, Place 4, and Place 6
2019 Place 1 and Place 5
The Texas Education Agency, as mandated by House Bill 72 passed in 1984, requires School Board members to participate in annual, state-accredited training. In addition to orientation on the basic responsibilities of School Boards, the trainings include details on school finance, curriculum and legislation.
Who can attend Board meetings?
School Board meetings are open to anyone. Individuals may address the Board during the open forum portion of each meeting.
How are the meetings conducted?
The Board observes Robert's Rules of Order during all of its meetings.
- The Board President or Vice President in his absence presides at all meetings.
- A simple majority is required to pass a motion.
- The Burnet CISD Board of Trustees meets in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act and makes public records available pursuant to the Texas Open Records Act.
How is the Board meeting agenda developed?
The agenda is finalized the week before each Monday meeting and delivered to Board members on the Wednesday preceding the meeting.
The agenda is designed to include citizens' comments, student and staff recognitions, action items and report items.
Posting of the Agenda
Agendas are posted 72 hours before meetings on the front door of the Burnet CISD Administration Building and at burnetcisd.net
A closed executive session notice is placed on the agenda to address the following legally appropriate items:
- Consultation with the Board's attorney on legal issues
- Real property purchases or economic development decisions
- Prospective gifts or donations to the district
- Personnel matters, including employee complaints
- Student discipline
- Security issues
No voting or polling of votes is allowed in executive session.
What authority do individual Board members have?
The Board's authority is considered to be "body corporate." As a result, no individual has authority outside of a Board meeting.
How do I address the Board?
The trustees represent you in determining what is best for the children attending Burnet CISD schools, and you should feel comfortable expressing your opinions to them. Your input into the direction of Burnet CISD is encouraged and will always be considered by the Board.
Speakers should identify themselves and their affiliation, make their presentations, and identify the desired remedies. Each speaker is allocated three minutes. Speakers should direct their remarks to the entire Board and not to individual Trustees.
Requesting Time to Speak
Interested speakers may request a slot to speak during the open forum portion of the meeting by registering with the superintendent's secretary before the Board meeting begins.
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