Board of Trustees

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The Trustees

We ask that all correspondence be courteous and respectful. We will do our best to answer all questions in a timely manner.

Trustee Cox
Diane M. Cox
Board of Trustees
President
Place 3
Trustee Gonzales
Nikki Gonzales
Board of Trustees
Vice President
Place 1
Trustee David
Suzi J. David
Board of Trustees
Secretary
Place 5
Trustee Chadwell
Charles “Chad” Chadwell
Board of Trustees
Trustee
Place 2
Edward Hanna
Edward L. Hanna
Board of Trustees
Trustee
Place 4
Photo of Stuart Selvaggi
Stuart J. Selvaggi
Board of Trustees
Trustee
Place 6
Trustee Moses
Mason Moses
Board of Trustees
Trustee
Place 7

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Board Service

There are seven members of the Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees, each elected at-large to serve staggered four-year terms. Officers are elected by the members of the Board of Trustees. Trustees provide public service to the Round Rock community without financial compensation. Candidates to the Board of Trustees must conform to the eligibility requirements of the Texas Election Code.

Meeting Information

Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees are usually held on the third Thursday of each month at the Round Rock HS Lecture Hall (300 Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock) beginning at 7:00 p.m. unless scheduled otherwise. Information about Board of Trustees Meetings.

Meetings are usually broadcast over Cable TV Access Channels 10 (Round Rock) and ATT Uverse Channel 99.

Board and District Policies

The Policy Online service of the Round Rock Independent School District’s Board Policy Manual is provided for the convenience of persons interested in the School District. The Manual includes policies adopted by the Round Rock Independent School District Board of Trustees, and administrative regulations and/or exhibits prepared by the administrative staff and reviewed by the Board’s Policy Committee.

Policies identified with “letters” in the upper right corner of the page and the word (LEGAL) under the letters, are principally statements of various state and federal laws and regulations applicable to the School District. These policies are placed in the School District Policy manual for the purpose of providing ready access to the laws and regulations which apply to the School District and apply to most school districts throughout the State of Texas.

Policies identified with “letters” in the upper right corner of the page and the word (LOCAL) are specific localized policies adopted by the Round Rock Independent School District Board of Trustees to govern various aspects of the operation of the School District.

Pages identified with “Regulation” (R) or “Exhibit” (E) are approved by the School District administration and reviewed by the Policy Committee of the Board of Trustees to carry-out, explain, or respond to policies adopted by the Board of Trustees or laws applicable to the School District.

Each policy, regulation, or exhibit includes an “Issued Date” from the Texas Association of School Boards. All policies have been adopted formally by the Board of Trustees. Policies and regulations are amended, repealed, or replaced from time to time.

While the Policy Online service is provided as a convenience, the official adoption of District policies and approval of administrative regulations and exhibits are reflected in the official minutes of the meetings of the District’s Board of Trustees.

Board Elections

There are seven members of the Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees, each elected at large to serve staggered four-year terms. Elections are held every even year in November. The terms of half of the Trustees, or as near to half as possible, expire each election cycle. Education Code 11.05 (b), 11.059.

Board members shall be elected for four-year terms with elections held in November of even-numbered years, as indicated below.

Places 3, 4, 5 and 6
The current term expires in 2018. Subsequent elections shall take place at four-year intervals thereafter.

Places 1, 2 and 7
The current term expires in 2020. Subsequent elections shall take place at four-year intervals thereafter.

General Qualifications

A person may not be elected trustee of an independent school district unless the person is a qualified voter. Education Code 11.061(b)

To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, the office of school Board Trustee, a person must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable
  • Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote
  • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities Atty. Gen. Op. LO 96-114 (1996)
  • Be a resident of Texas and the District for the period of time described at Candidate’s Residency Term, below. Tex. Const. Art. XVI, Sec. 14 Election Code 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 S.W.2d 287 (Tex. Civ. App.-Dallas 1980, no writ)
  • Be a registered voter Education Code 11.061(b); Election Code 11.002
  • Take the official oath of office Education Code 11.061(a)
  • Serve without compensation. Education Code 11.061(d)

Candidate’s Residency Term

Prefiled Candidacy – An individual seeking election to the office of Trustee by having his or her name placed on the ballot must have been a resident of the state for 12 months, and a resident of the District for six months, prior to the last date on which the candidate could file to be listed on the ballot.

Write-In Candidacy – An individual seeking election to the office of Trustee by write-in vote must have been a resident of the state for 12 months, and a resident of the District for six months, prior to the day of the election.

Appointment to Office

An individual appointed to the office of Trustee must have been a resident of the state for 12 months, and a resident of the District for six months, prior to the day on which the appointment is made. Election Code 141.001(a)(5)

Residence Defined

“Residence” shall mean domicile, one’s home and fixed place of habitation to which one intends to return after any temporary absence; one does not lose one’s residence status by leaving to go to another place for temporary purposes only. A person does not acquire a residence in a place to which the person has come for temporary purposes only and without the intention of making that place the person’s home. Residence shall be determined in accordance with the common-law rules, as enunciated by the courts of this state, except as otherwise provided by the Election Code. Election Code 1.015

Candidate Workshop – The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) sponsors Candidate Workshops to provide those interested in becoming a school board member with advice and information about the demands and rewards of service. For more information, visit TASB’s Candidate Workshop site.

Voter Information

Voter Registration
Travis County Elections Division
Williamson County Elections Department

Campaign Finance Reports

Round Rock ISD, as a local governmental unit, is the filing entity for campaign finance reports filed by trustees, candidates for trustees, and political action committees. As the filing entity, the district does not assess the accuracy or completeness of reports, but simply serves as the retention agent should the information be requested from the Texas Ethics Commission or through open records requests.

House Bill 336, passed by the 82nd Legislature and signed by the Governor on June 17, 2011, requires certain school districts to post campaign finance reports on district websites. Since Round Rock ISD is located partially in a city with a population greater than 500,000 and has more than 15,000 students, this requirement became effective for campaign finance reports filed after January 1, 2012. The requirement relates to reports filed by board of trustee members, candidates for the board, and specific-purpose committees supporting, opposing, or assisting a candidate or member.

January 15 Semi-Annual

Mason Moses
Revised Mason Moses

Code of Ethics

As a member of the Board, each trustee promises the best interests of the District as a whole and, to that end, shall adhere to the following ethical standards:

Equity in attitude

  • be fair, just, and impartial in all decisions and actions
  • accord others the respect they wish for themselves
  • encourage expressions of different opinions and listen with an open mind to others’ ideas
  • Trustworthiness in stewardship
  • be accountable to the public by representing District policies, programs, priorities, and progress accurately
  • responsive to the community by seeking its involvement in District affairs and by communicating its priorities and concerns
  • work to ensure prudent and accountable use of District resources
  • make no personal promise or take private action that may compromise performance or responsibilities

Honor in Conduct

  • tell the truth
  • share views while working for consensus
  • respect the majority decision as the decision of the Board
  • base decisions on fact rather than supposition, opinion, or public favor

Integrity of character

  • refuse to surrender judgment to any individual or group at the expense of the District as a whole
  • consistently uphold all applicable laws, rules, policies, and governance procedures
  • not disclose information that is confidential by law or that will needlessly harm the District if disclosed

Commitment to service

  • focus attention on fulfilling the Board’s responsibilities of goal setting, policymaking, and evaluation
  • diligently prepare for and attend Board meetings
  • avoid personal involvement in activities the Board has delegated to the Superintendent
  • seek continuing education that will enhance the ability to fulfill duties effectively

Student-centered focus

  • be continuously guided by what is best for all students of the District

Reference: BBF (LOCAL)

Citizen Participation

The Board shall solicit the advice and counsel of citizens in planning and operating the District. A citizen shall seek solutions to concerns, questions, and problems by following the District’s complaint procedures.

Comments on items not on Agenda

At each regular meeting, the Board will set aside 20 minutes to afford the general public an opportunity to speak to the Board on any matter concerning the education of students and the business of the Board that is not listed on the Board agenda. The following shall apply:

  1. Persons desiring to address the Board shall sign up on a form provided by the Board. Forms shall be available one hour before the meeting is scheduled to begin. This form must be completed and submitted on the day of the meeting before the scheduled time listed on the agenda for the meeting to begin. Those who sign up shall be allowed to speak in the chronological order in which they signed up.
  2. Each person addressing the Board in a public communication session shall be allowed three minutes in which to make a presentation to the Board. A spokesperson for a group shall be allowed five minutes to make a presentation to the Board. Other persons in the group must be recognized by the presiding officer in order to be allowed five minutes to speak.
  3. No item listed on the regular agenda shall be discussed during the public communication session.
  4. Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board shall not deliberate or decide regarding any subject that is not included on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting.
  5. When the 20-minute time limit is reached, the Board shall proceed to other business and persons who have not yet spoken shall be rescheduled to the latter part of the meeting, in the public communication session.

Agenda request

The citizen’s request to address the Board as an agenda item shall be made in writing through the Superintendent’s office at least seven days before the meeting. The request shall be addressed to the Board as a whole and shall include the person’s name, address, phone number, and the subject matter he or she wishes to discuss. The Superintendent and Board President shall determine the propriety of the request.

Complaints and concerns

The citizen’s request to address the Board as an agenda item shall be made in writing through the Superintendent’s office at least seven days before the meeting. The request shall be addressed to the Board as a whole and shall include the person’s name, address, phone number, and the subject matter he or she wishes to discuss. The Superintendent and Board President shall determine the propriety of the request.

Disruption

The Board shall not tolerate disruption of the meeting by members of the audience. If, after at least one warning from the presiding officer, any person continues to disrupt the meeting by his or her words or actions, the presiding officer may request assistance from law enforcement officials to have the person removed from the meeting.

Reference: BED (LOCAL)

HB 628

Total number and cost resulting in Board’s request for information outside of School Board meetings

2016-2017

  • For 2016-2017 school year, the total number of requests: 0
  • For the 2016-2017 school year, the total cost to the district associated with fulfilling requests: $0

2015-2016

  • For 2015-2016 school year, the total number of requests: 69
  • For the 2015-2016 school year, the total cost to the district associated with fulfilling requests: $1,195.00

2014-2015

  • For 2014-2015 school year, the total number of requests: 61
  • For the 2014-2015 school year, the total cost to the district associated with fulfilling requests: $3,090.00

2013-2014

  • For 2013-2014 school year, the total number of requests: 1
  • For the 2013-2014 school year, the total cost to the district associated with fulfilling requests: $139.40
Contacting the Board

Parents and community members wishing to contact the school Board regarding a specific school, teacher or child, are encouraged to begin at the level closest to the concern. The Board requests students and parents discuss their concerns and complaints through informal conferences with the appropriate teacher, principal or other campus administrator. Concerns should be expressed as soon as possible to allow early resolution at the lowest possible administrative level.

  1. Step One: Contact the teacher, coach, guidance counselor, etc.
  2. Step Two: Contact the principal. (If you have a school-wide concern, this becomes Step One.)
  3. Step Three: Contact the District office responsible for the area of concern.
  4. Step Four: Email the Superintendent of Schools who will begin an investigation.
  5. Step Five: Email all the Trustees on the Board. The Board President will acknowledge receipt of your email and copy the Superintendent of Schools.

If an informal conference regarding a complaint fails to reach the outcome requested by the student or parent, the student or parent may initiate the formal process described in the following policies:

FNG (Local)

FNG (Legal)

Even after initiating the formal complaint process, students and parents are encouraged to seek informal resolution of their concerns, and they may withdraw a formal complaint at any time if a resolution has been reached.

Neither the Board nor any District employee shall unlawfully retaliate against any student or parent for bringing a concern or complaint.

Other Issues

Citizens wishing to express themselves regarding school district policy, boundaries, finances or other responsibilities of the Board which have not been placed on a regular agenda are encouraged to use one or more of these alternatives.

Board members discourage citizens from providing anonymous information and, in general, will not act upon it (except for fraud, unlawful or other questionable RRISD activities which can be reported in confidence.) File a report

Writing or speaking to the Board in a disrespectful tone is considered unprofessional and is counterproductive to your cause.

Board appoints Stuart Selvaggi as new Trustee

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RRISD Board adopts 2017-2018 budget

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Trustee Tisch plans Board resignation

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