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Board of Trustees
Role of the Board

 

The seven-member Board of Trustees acts as the school district's policy-making body and is the official representative of the people for all education in the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District.

The Board functions according to state and federal laws, the rules and regulations established by the State Board of Education, and the will of the people as expressed in District elections.

The Board acts officially only as a committee of the whole.

No Board member or any other person or group acts in the name of the Board except when specifically authorized by the Board to do so.

A majority of the Board (four members) constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. The Board selects and employs a Superintendent of Schools and delegates the responsibility and authority for the operation of the school system to the executive officer.

Specific duties of the Board include:

    1. Ensure creation of a vision and goals for the district and evaluate district progress towards the vision and the goals
    2. Adopt and evaluate policies that guide district actions
    3. Approve the school district’s annual budget consistent with the district vision and set the tax rate
    4. Hire a superintendent to serve as administrator of the district and evaluate the superintendent’s success
    5. Communicate the district’s vision and success to the community

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