School Governance

  • 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.

    TEA’s 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.

    TEA’s 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