School Governance

The education commissioner has the authority to 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 as 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.

TEA’s Governance & Investigations Division is responsible for soliciting qualified individuals to potentially serve as a monitor or conservator. The TEA anticipates the need for appointees throughout the year at various times and locations. If you are interested in applying for consideration to serve as a monitor, conservator, member of a management team, or board of manager please visit the web page below for more information..

TEA’s Governance & Investigations Division is responsible for the selection, training, and placement of monitors and conservators in a school district.

 Apply to Be a Governance Monitor

Contact Information

Governance & Investigations
William B. Travis Building
1701 N. Congress Avenue, 5-128
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 475-3697
Fax: (512) 475-3665
SchoolGovernance@tea.texas.gov