Board of Managers
What is a Board of Managers?
The education commissioner may appoint a board of managers if a school district or charter school fails to satisfy accreditation criteria, academic performance standards, or financial accountability standards, on the basis of a special accreditation investigation, or governance issues.
A board of managers temporarily replaces the current elected board of trustees and exercises all powers and duties assigned to trustees to oversee the management of the school district.
TAC §97.1073. Appointment of Monitor, Conservator, or Board of Managers
- sanctions under subsection (b) or (c) of this section have been ineffective to achieve the purposes identified in §97.1057 of this title (relating to Interventions and Sanctions; Lowered Rating or Accreditation Status);
- the commissioner has initiated proceedings to close or annex the district;
- the commissioner has initiated proceedings to close a campus, and such intervention is needed to cease operations of the campus;
- such intervention is needed to prevent substantial or imminent harm to the welfare of the district's students or to the public interest;
- a board of managers is needed to ensure and oversee district-level support to low-performing campuses and the implementation of the updated targeted improvement plan;
- the district has a campus that is subject to TEC §39A.111, and the commissioner does not order the closure of the campus;
- deficiencies identified in a special accreditation investigation warrant the appointment of a board of managers; or
- a failure in governance results in an inability to carry out the powers and duties of the board of trustees as outlined in TEC §11.151 and §11.1511.
What is the job of a member of a board of managers?
What is the process for appointing a board of managers?
When the need for a board of managers is established, a call for applications is made within the respective community. In collaboration with the Regional Education Center (ESC),TEA hosts a community meeting to provide information on the role and duties of the board of managers, projected timelines, and answer questions and concerns. Once the application window has closed, applications are screened, candidates are trained in Lone Star Governance, and interviews are conducted. Once finalists are identified, they are presented to the commissioner of education for final review and approval.