Policies and Regulations

  • Board Policy
    Board Policy has two components: legal and local. Legal policy is the result of Texas Education Agency rules, federal and state legislation, and case law. Local policy is developed and approved by the HISD Board of Education and is HISD-specific. The Texas Association of School Boards maintains both legal and local policy at its web site.

    Administrative Regulations (ARs)
    Administrative Regulations (ARs) provide detailed administrative procedures that implement Board Policy.  ARs are accessible through a user-friendly system known as Policy Online.  Additional information regarding HISD regulations may be found on the Policy Administration Web site at Governance Documents.

    Policy Administration Department
    The Department of Policy Administration manages Board Policy and ARs, as well as monthly Board of Education meeting agenda items. In addition, the Policy Administration web site contains templates, calendars, and additional information related to these documents.