|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, AISD Board members do
not represent a certain geographical area of the District; rather, they each represent all
students and all residents of AISD.
To be eligible for school board service, an individual must:
For more information on school board elections and qualifications for school board members, see policy BBA(LEGAL) 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 ISD 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 AISD 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.