About the HISD Board of Education
The Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the Houston Independent School District. The nine trustees, elected from separate districts, serve staggered four-year terms. The board holds public meetings at 5:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. The meetings are held in the HISD Board Auditorium, 4400 West 18th Street. Printed agendas are available from the Board Services office and the HISD Information Center—both located at 4400 West 18th Street. Agenda summaries are available online.
Members of the public may speak about items on the agenda of any meeting before the board votes on those items. There is also a "citizens' forum" during each regular meeting at which individuals may voice concerns and request information about proposed board actions. For details on how to sign up to speak to the board, see "Addressing the board."
A Declaration of Beliefs and Visions: The 1990 Board of Education produced "A Declaration of Beliefs and Visions," which launched a districtwide movement to improve scholastic performance. The basic tenet of that document is HISD's commitment to focusing all of its resources on students and schools. To achieve that end, the school system is progressively decentralizing administrative authority and establishing critical decision-making and accountability at the campus level. In May 2001, the board approved an addendum reaffirming the philosophy and vision stated in the "Declaration" and proclaiming HISD's continued pursuit of the goals and ideals set forth in 1990.
Board of Education
Michael Lunceford, President
Anna Eastman, First Vice President
Juliet Stipeche, Second Vice President
Rhonda Skillern-Jones, Secretary
Greg Meyers, Assistant Secretary
Harvin C. Moore
Manuel Rodriguez, Jr.