§300.2: Windham School District Board of Trustees Operating Procedures

(a) General. This section establishes operating procedures for the Windham School District (WSD) Board of Trustees to conduct business.

(b) Organization.

(1) The Texas Board of Criminal Justice (TBCJ) serves as the WSD Board of Trustees (WSD Board), pursuant to Chapter 19, Texas Education Code. The TBCJ is a nine (9)-member body appointed by the Governor to oversee the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ or Agency). The TBCJ Chairman, who serves as the WSD Board Chairman, is designated by and serves at the pleasure of the Governor pursuant to Section 492.005, Texas Government Code.

(2) The WSD Board operates utilizing the same officers and structure established by the TBCJ.

(3) The TBCJ Education Committee shall provide WSD one (1) reporting avenue to the WSD Board. The TBCJ Education Committee shall operate in accordance with TBCJ practices pursuant to Title 37, Part 6, Texas Administrative Code, Section 151.3.

(c) Meetings.

(1) The WSD Board shall hold its regular meetings in conjunction with those of the TBCJ. Special called meetings of the WSD Board can be held at the discretion of the WSD Board Chairman.

(2) The TBCJ and the WSD Board shall attempt to hold regular meetings at least every odd-numbered month of the year, but shall meet at least once each quarter of the calendar year pursuant to Section 492.006, Texas Government Code. These meetings shall be held in Austin, Texas, or under exceptional circumstances in Huntsville, Texas, pursuant to the General Appropriations Act. If the WSD Board uses video conference technology to convene a meeting, at least three (3) members shall convene at the Austin video conference site, or under exceptional circumstances, the Huntsville video conference site. The other members may convene using the technology from remote sites.

(3) The agenda and date for the WSD Board meetings shall be set by the WSD Board Chairman.

(4) A majority of the WSD Board constitutes a quorum for the convening of and transaction of business at any meeting.

(5) Meetings of the WSD Board shall be conducted according to standard parliamentary procedures.

(6) Meetings of the WSD Board are governed by the Texas Open Meetings Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 551).

(7) The WSD Superintendent, in coordination with appropriate TDCJ staff, shall ensure members are provided the materials necessary to conduct the business of the WSD Board well in advance of the meetings.

(8) The WSD Superintendent, in coordination with appropriate TDCJ staff, shall ensure the minutes of each meeting are prepared, retained and filed with the Legislative Reference Library, and made available to the public. The minutes shall state the subject matter of each deliberation and shall indicate each vote, order, decision or other action taken by the WSD Board.

(9) Requests by the public to make presentations or comments to the WSD Board are governed by Section 300.1 of this title, pursuant to Section 551.042, Texas Government Code.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §300.2 adopted to be effective April 22, 2004, 29 TexReg 3790; amended to be effective October 7, 2007, 32 TexReg 6782