Covington ISD Board Policy
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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, facilities, and expansions. The board has complete and final control over school matters within limits established by state and federal law 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. Trustees are elected at large annually in May and serve three-year terms. Board members serve without compensation, must be qualified voters, and must reside in the district.
The board meets regularly on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the high school conference room. In the event that large attendance is anticipated, the board may meet in the school library. Special meetings may be called when necessary. A written notice of regular and special meetings will be posted on the district website and the administrative office window 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 sessions 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 to consult with attorneys regarding pending litigation.