About the School Board

Robin Malone
Ms. Robin R. Malone
Board President
Cristy Wilkinson
Mrs. Cristy Wilkinson
Board Vice-President
Kimberly Anderson
Mrs. Kimberly Anderson
Board Member
Alonzo Everhart
Mr. Alonzo Everhart
Board Member
Dick Ford
Mr. Dick Ford
Board Member
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Ms. Kayla Mendez
Board Member
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Mr. David Nance
Board Member
The seven members of the Amarillo I.S.D. Board of Trustees provide an important public service to the Amarillo community and serve without compensation. The Board is the District's policy-making body. Elected by voters residing within the A.I.S.D.boundaries, the Board functions in accordance with state and federal statutes. The overall purpose of the Board is to set the direction for the operation of the school district. Other duties include:
  • Adopting District policies
  • Approving the annual operating budget for the District
  • Acquiring and disposing of property for district use
  • Levying taxes and issuing bonds (after voter approval)
  • Approving the purchase of goods and services for District use
  • Approving the hiring of District personnel
The Board acts officially only as a committee of the whole. A majority of Board members constitutes a quorum that is needed to transact business. The Board of Trustees elects a president and vice president, and appoints a secretary to serve one-year terms. It selects and employs the superintendent and delegates the responsibility and authority for the operation of the school district to him or her as the chief executive officer.
Board elections are held in odd numbered years in May. Board members are elected for four-year terms on a rotating basis. Trustees are elected according to an at-large cumulative voting method. This means that each voter has a number of votes equal to the number of trustee positions up for election. Voters may cast their votes in any combination for the candidates. Since they are elected at-large, A.I.S.D. Board members do not represent a certain geographical area of the District; rather, they each represent all students and all residents of A.I.S.D.

To be eligible for school board service, an individual must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have not been convicted of a felony charge

  • Be a resident of Texas and the Amarillo Independent School District

  • Be registered to vote

For more information on school board elections and qualifications for school board members, see policy BBA(LEGAL) (Opens in a new window) or call the AISD Business Office at 806-326-1121.          

Regular meetings of the Board are held once a month, normally on the third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Amarillo I.S.D. administration building (Rod Schroder Education Support Center), 7200 Interstate 40 West, Amarillo.  Special meetings are called occasionally. Notice of each Board meeting is posted on the District website and at the front entrance of the A.I.S.D. administration building, at least 72 hours before the meeting. All Board meetings are open to the public.

Copies of the agenda are available at each meeting and on the website.  As required by state law, all regular Board meetings are now audio- and video-recorded, and the recordings are available on the website (beginning with the January 2016 Board meeting).  Board meeting agenda items might include recommendations from the Administration for Board action, information items that do not require Board action, presentations from staff, students, or community members, and discussion items.

In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, as a part of each meeting the Board may meet privately in closed session to discuss matters related to personnel, student discipline, security, land acquisition, or to consult with legal counsel. No action may be taken during the closed meeting.

The Amarillo I.S.D. School Board welcomes input from members of the community. A public comments section is scheduled during each regular monthly meeting of the Board. The Board allots a total of 60 minutes per regular meeting for public comments.  Those wishing to address the Board about an item on the agenda or about an issue that is not on the agenda may do so during this section of the meeting. Those wishing to make a public comment are asked to complete a participation request card before the meeting begins (available on the table just inside the Board Room). Completed cards are collected by a staff member who gives them to the Board President to call to the podium those wishing to speak at the appropriate time in the agenda. Public comments are limited to three minutes each and the Board is prohibited by law (Open Meetings Act) from entering into a discussion or debate with the speaker unless the public comment is related to an item on the agenda.  Delegations of more than five people should appoint one person to present their views.  For more information, see policy BED(LOCAL)(Opens in a new window).
Susan Hoyl
Director of Community Relations

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