Trustee Responsibilities & Commitments

Responsibilities

A school board is an elected, local governing body that can only take action at a legally called meeting of the Board and by a majority vote. The individual board member has the responsibility of studying matters impacting the district and being prepared to take action on items brought before the Board at a posted public meeting.

The responsibilities of a school board include the following:

  • Overseeing the development of the district’s vision, strategic priorities and goals
  • Adopting policies that govern the district
  • Selecting and collaborating with the superintendent of schools who is the chief executive officer for the school district
  • Adopting an annual budget with fiscal responsibility, including setting the annual tax rate

Commitments

A member of the Board of Trustees serves the district at large representing all schools and areas of the district. In addition to preparing for and attending board meetings, there are a number of district and campus events that a trustee attends. A summary of some of these events is listed below.
An effective trustee devotes considerable time and energy over the course of their election term, and the Klein ISD is grateful for the many hours these individuals volunteer in service to our students, staff, families, and community.

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