How the Board Conducts Business

  • The Board of Education meets several times a month during the school year to adopt, review, and modify policies and to receive input from staff and the community. All meetings are posted at least 72 hours in advance by the Office of Board Services. The regular monthly board meeting is held the second Thursday of every month (except July) in the board auditorium at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Trustees also hold special meetings and work sessions as needed. To confirm a meeting date, contact Board Services at 713-556-6121.

    Order of Business

    1. Call to Order
    2. Pledge of Allegiance
    3. Commendations/Recognitions
    4. Superintendent's Report
    5. Action Items (items that require a vote)
    6. Closed/Executive Session (optional)
    7. Hearing of the Community (public comment)
    8. Adjourn

    Public Comment
    Agenda Review meetings and the regular monthly board meeting include opportunities for parents and community members to address the board about pertinent school issues. For more details, see How to Speak at a Board Meeting.

    Closed/Executive Session
    Meetings of the HISD Board of Education are conducted in accordance with the state's Open Meeting Law. Although all meetings are open to the public, the law also permits the convening of a closed/executive session, a portion of a meeting not open the public. Closed/executive session matters pertain to personnel, real estate transactions, student hearings, negotiated contracts, consultation, and/or legal issues.