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The education commissioner has the authority appoint a
monitor, conservator, management team, or board of managers to oversee low-performing
districts under the Texas Education Code (TEC §39.102). When acting as monitors, these appointees participate in and report to the agency on
the activities of the board of trustees or the superintendent. In the conservator role, they oversee the operations of the district. If appointed to a board of managers, they exercise the powers and duties of the board of trustees. The commissioner will consider individuals who have successfully
managed school districts in a program role or administrative leadership role
for these appointments.
Purchasing and Contracts Division is responsible for soliciting for Requests for Qualifications
(RFQ) of qualified individuals to potentially serve as a monitor or conservator.
RFQs are posted annually in early summer on the Electronic State Business Daily.
school governance unit in the Complaints, Investigations & Enforcement Division
is responsible for the selection, training, and placement of monitors and
conservators in a school district.
Complaints, Investigations and Enforcement
William B. Travis Building
1701 N. Congress Avenue, 5-128
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 463-3544
Fax: (512) 475-3665