HEB ISD School Board in Summer of 2017

School Board & Policies

The HEB ISD Board of Trustees is a group of seven community volunteers who guide the operation of the school district. They are selected by the local community through a school board election and aim to provide students with the highest quality education possible.

The mission of HEB ISD Board of Trustees is to effectively allocate resources, set policy, direct and support the superintendent on behalf of students, parents, staff, and community by engaging in a process of continuous improvement that results in the accomplishment of district goals.

School Board Members

Julie Cole - President, Place 1

Julie ColeJulie Cole
President, Place 1
817-235-7011
JulieCole2@hebisd.edu

Bio

Occupation: Senior Analyst, Fidelity Investments

College(s) attended and/or degree(s) received: Studied Public Relations, University of Kansas

High school(s) attended: St. Pius X, Kansas City, MO

City of residence: Bedford

City of birth: My birth certificate says Las Cruces, New Mexico but I was actually born at White Sands Missile Range in the Air Force hospital

Spouse: Curtis Cole - we met and married in 1991 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Children: Conner- 2011 Graduate of Trinity High School and Hayden - will be a 2016 Graduate of Trinity High School and grandchildren: someday…I hope

Pets: Samantha - a very large black lab/grey hound mix that smiles at anyone that comes to the house

Year joined Board of Trustees: June 2013. This is my first of what I hope will be many years.

Why did you decided to run for school board? After years of getting to know the students in this district through volunteering and participation in organizations, I felt called to serve on the School Board so that I could be the voice of the students in decisions that are made that affect them.

What do you like best about being a board member? I'm not sure that I can answer this question yet. I have loved meeting so many students, parents, and teachers that I might not normally have met.

What challenges will face the board in the next 12 months? The challenge of school funding on the state level will be something that the School Board will spend a good deal of time on for the ongoing future. We will have to work hard to try to show the legislature the importance of state funding for education and we will have to continue to perform at the highest possible levels with the funding that is available to us.

First job: I worked at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City. It is very similar to Six Flags. I loved getting to know other kids that did not go to my school and I liked that they would work my schedule around my cheerleading practices and babysitting duties

Hobbies: I love to watch sports! I am a huge fan of any sport that my kids have played! In the fall, I spend all night Friday and all day Saturday watching football!

Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I think I have read it more than a dozen times.

Favorite subject in high school: English was my favorite subject in High School and in my job I utilize my writing skills daily.

Favorite food: I should probably say something healthy…but it is really chocolate!

Favorite place to get away: I love to travel and working for American Airlines has helped me to do it. I don't recall a place that I have been to that I did not like - warm beaches, snowy mountains, historic sites, and faraway lands. I love traveling to all of them.

Your role models: I know lots of people in my every day life that do extraordinary things that I would like to do as well. I believe that we can learn lessons from everyone we meet and that what we learn from others will make us better people.

People you would most want to share a meal with: I think if I could, I would want to have dinner with my Daddy again and I think it would be on an airplane going towards some amazing adventure.

One person you would like to meet: One day, in the future, I will be very happy to meet my Grandchildren !

What impresses you most about HEB ISD? This one is hard to answer, because it is nearly EVERYTHING! HEB ISD is full of amazing people that do incredible things! On any given school day or evening I can witness the enormity of the skills, talent, and drive for excellence displayed in the classrooms, on the fields, and in the auditoriums or meeting rooms of this district by the students, teachers, and staff.

Matt Romero - Vice President, Place 3

Matt RomeroMatt Romero
Vice President, Place 3
817-616-3352
MattRomero@hebisd.edu

Bio

Years with HEB ISD Board: Since May 2013

Why did you decided to run for school board? As a parent and an employer I have a vested interest in the quality of our District's schools. Service on the Board is a great opportunity to ensure our schools maintain high expectations and provide our students with the excellent education they require for success after high school.

What do you like best about being a board member? Visiting schools and seeing all the great things our students and faculty are achieving.

What challenges will face the board in the next 12 months?The challenges for the board this year will be the implementation of House Bill 5 and the ongoing changes to the State's accountability system.

First job: Grocery checker at Safeway

Hobbies: Anything car related

Favorite book: The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch

Favorite subject in high school: Physics

Favorite food: Italian

Favorite place to get away: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Your role models: My parents. Mr. Burrows my high school Physics teacher who taught me hard work can be fun when you do what you love. Michael, my boss of 12 years, who taught me about business and how to take care of people.

People you would most want to share a meal with: My family and friends

One person you would like to meet: Gene Kranz (former Flight Director of NASA)

What impresses you most about HEB ISD? The quality and dedication of every teacher, staff member and administrator I have met in the district.

What schools did you attend?
Elementary: Daniel Fernandez Elementary - Los Lunas, New Mexico & Vista Hills ES – El Paso, TX
Middle school: Desert View Junior High – El Paso TX
High School: J.M. Hanks High School – El Paso, TX
College: University of Texas, BS/Architecture – Austin, TX
Graduate School: St. Edwards University, MBA – Austin, TX

Can you share one quote or saying that you love, that keeps you going in life?
“Be Prepared” (The Boy Scout Motto, not the song from Lion King)

What would be a perfect afternoon for you?
A perfect afternoon would include a drive out to the lake and a nice lunch on the deck with the family, followed by going to a classic car show or driving my ‘vette a few fast laps around the track.

Who was your role model that you looked up to as a kid?
I have always looked up to astronauts, to me they have always symbolized the best of the best.

What is your favorite city that you have ever visited and why?
New York, New York is my favorite city to visit for several reasons. My wife, Dorothy, is originally from New York and it is fun for my kids to spend time with their extended family. I love the architecture in NYC, most notably the Chrysler building. I especially love wandering through the different parts of the city and seeing how people and culture mesh together.

What's something that amazes you?
I am continually amazed by God’s loving direction and guidance in my life and by our community’s connection to the school district. Faith organizations, businesses and civic groups step up repeatedly to enrich the lives of our students. At board meetings, I always enjoy the opportunity to recognize contributions that groups have made to our schools. I am especially proud of the work my church, First United Methodist of Hurst, does as an adopter for Bellaire Elementary, Harrison Lane Elementary, and Hurst Junior High.

Give us a brief bio of your career.
After I earned my degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, I started my career working as a mechanical contractor in Austin for 12 years. As I became more involved with the business in Austin, I discovered that my real passion was for solving problems, especially business-related problems. With the support of my soon-to-be-wife Dorothy, a L.D. Bell Graduate, I started night classes and earned my MBA.

After earning my MBA, I was recruited to manage a mechanical contracting company in Irving. This was a major move, especially because at the time, I had one son in high school and one in junior high.

In 2013 I became the owner and operator of Air Worth Heating & Cooling, a 25-year old air conditioning company based in Hurst. Around the same time I was taking on this exciting new business opportunity, I participated in the HEB ISD Leadership Academy, where I learned all I could about HEB ISD and began my journey to becoming part of the HEB ISD School Board of Trustees, ultimately being elected to proudly serve as a board member in May 2013.

Our sons graduated from L.D. Bell in 2010 and 2013. Our daughter is an eighth grader at Central Junior High and we couldn’t be happier with our decision to be a part of HEB ISD.

What makes you so passionate about the HEB ISD?
I believe the fundamental purpose of a K-12 education is to prepare the student for a lifetime of learning. A lifetime-learner needs both a solid core education in reading, writing, science, and math, as well as the opportunity to explore other interests such as music, art, other languages, career opportunities, athletics to name a few.

HEB ISD is made up of teachers, staff and administrators who are passionate about educating every student. Dorothy and I have a good feel for the district’s advanced academics programs, such as IB, from our older sons. We continue our experience with advanced academics at the elementary level with our daughter and remain true believers in the excellence of HEB ISD’s programs.

However, the last couple of years we have taken our family down a different path by becoming foster parents to school-age children. The addition of foster children to our family has greatly increased our exposure and understanding of the programs HEB provides for all students. We have been impressed with the level of commitment from all staff, from resource teachers to district psychologists, as they step up to meet the requirements of a child who might need a little help catching up.

Fred Campos - Secretary, Place 7

Fred CamposFred Campos
Secretary, Place 7
817.247.6003
FredCampos@hebisd.edu

Bio

Year joined Board of Trustees: 2015

Why did you decided to run for school board?
Did I decide? I think I was home grown as part of a much bigger picture that started when my oldest daughter started Kindergarten 13 years ago. The then principal, Mike Wagner asked, "Fred, would you volunteer to change our marque each week?" I did that job for seven years and the asks kept getting bigger and bigger.

What schools did you attend?
Elementary: Peters Colony Elementary, The Colony, TX
Junior High: Delay Middle School, Lewisville, TX
High School: Grapevine High School, Grapevine, TX

To my surprise, my high school teachers selected me for the ABC Scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association. They had to call my name twice, as I sat in disbelief. The scholarship was a nudge from my teachers to get me to go to college, which worked because I went on to study Computer Science at the University of North Texas.

What is one quote or saying that you love, that keeps you going in life?
“You never (truly) fail until you stop trying.” – Albert Einstein

What would be a perfect afternoon for you?
Hanging out with my laptop in the back corner of a Subway (love their food), vlogging, blogging, and reading. I have a re-occurring dream, where I stop time for 10,000 years to just hang out and read in the library. I absolutely love books and reading!

Who was your role model that you looked up to as a kid?
I looked up to my youth pastors, Spencer and Cyndy Nordyke. I loved their unending passion for God and how they would do ANYTHING to change the lives of kids. Another strong role model for me was Tim Fitzgerald. He was one of the designers of the conveyor systems you see in most dry-cleaners. He was the first small businessman I knew personally. He taught me about running and operating a small business and encouraged me during my teenage years. His mentorship influenced me to consider going to college. It is in his memory that I consistently volunteer for Trojan Talk at Trinity High School.

What is your favorite city that you have ever visited and why?
Seattle. In my early 20s, I went on a 9-day vacation/job interview with Microsoft. Not only did I love the beautiful green city with all its esthetic buildings and roads built into the landscape, I got to hang out and meet the developers of what we would now call “Microsoft Office.” They truly inspired me to become a serious programmer.

Whats something that amazes you?
The reality of God’s work through creation and the universe amazes me. As a software engineer, I have written tens of thousands of lines of code, worked with the smartest teams on the planet trying to create some of the coolest software products of our time. Yet, with all that intelligence and calculations we create error-filled products that are far from perfect.

However, when I look at the petals of a rose, the center of a sunflower, or the outside of a piece of fruit, I see a perfect mathematical Fibonacci sequence and patterns too complex to be random. God truly doesn’t play dice with the Universe and is very much large and in charge. As a developer, that is utterly amazing!

Give us a brief bio of your career.
Upon leaving college I got a nightshift job sorting checks for GTE. As I sat in a room with more than 150 temporary employees, I told myself there has to be a better way to do this with software. In 1996, I started a company called Remit Plus Software. I invented a check reading product that is used by more than 1000 cities from coast to coast. If you live in Euless, Grapevine, Coppell, or Colleyville your utility payment still goes through my system today. That company was acquired in 2005 by Audiotel and then again in 2007 by Jack Henry & Associates.

Today, I run a small software and web company, called DFW Website Designers, in Euless.

What makes you so passionate about HEB ISD?
Public education is a game changer that affects EVERYONE in a community. Even if your economics and beliefs enable you to consider private or other forms of education, you still support and interact in a community of business, non-profit, civic, and government leaders who earned their successes through public education.

HEB ISD believes in the success of EVERY child meaning any race, economic level, gender, and background speaking any language. Outside of the Church, I believe there is no greater cause to contribute to. Why wouldn’t you want to be a part of the success of the greatest resource our community and our country have… its children? I absolutely love this district! I want to keep HEB the best it can be for ALL children.

I am married to Karen, a certified elementary teacher, and have three children: Caitlyn, Zachary, and Daniel. I currently have one student each in college, high school, and elementary. As a result, I understand the daily routines and expectations at all levels and experience them from not only a School Board perspective but also an involved parent’s point of view.

Dawn Jordan-Wells - Member, Place 2

Dawn Jordan-WellsDawn Jordan-Wells
Member, Place 2
817.268.1925
DawnJordan-Wells@hebisd.edu

Bio

Occupation: Talent Advisor, American Airlines

Colleges attended and/or degree received: Northern Illinois University-B.S. in HR Management

High school attended: J.B. Conant HS

City of birth: Chicago, IL

Spouse: Larry Wells

Year Joined Board of Trustees: May 2012

Pets: Wrigley & Sheffield (Chihuahuas)

Why were you interested in school board service? I have always said that education is the great equalizer, so I wanted to continue my volunteerism and leadership within the District at a higher level to ensure that all students are given equal access to the great education that this District provides.

What challenges will face the board in the next 12 months? Making sure that we complete the bond projects on time and within budget; being prepared for an increase in students

First job: McDonalds in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL

Hobbies: Reading, Traveling, Bowling

Favorite book: The Bible

Favorite subject in high school: Spanish

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite place to get away: Las Vegas

Your role models: Jesus Christ

People you would most want to share a meal with: Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Michelle Obama

One person you would like to meet: President Barack Obama

What impresses you most about HEB ISD? The diversity in the District and how it is embraced.

What schools did you attend?
Harvard Elementary-Chicago, IL, Graves and Ford Road Elementary-Memphis, TN, Dempster Junior High- Mount Prospect, IL, James B. Conant High School- Hoffman Estates, IL, Northern Illinois University- DeKalb, IL

Can you share one quote or saying that you love, that keeps you going in life?
Galatians 6:9 (KJV) – And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

What would be a perfect afternoon for you?
A day where the weather is about 70-75 degrees outside, and I’m sitting in my backyard reading a good book.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I’ve always wanted to be a hotel manager.

What is your favorite city that you have ever visited and why?
I love Las Vegas because there is always something to do at any hour of the day and night. I also like to walk around and look at the lights as well as eat at the buffets.

What’s something that amazes you?
I’m always amazed at the power of our words.

Give us a brief bio of your career.
I enlisted as an Airman First Class (E-3) in the Illinois Air National Guard in 1987 to help pay for college. I ended up staying for 20 years and retired as a Major (O-4) in 2007 from the Texas Air National Guard. After graduating from college with a degree in Human Resources Management, I worked for a small company and later worked for United Airlines which eventually led to a supervisory position in customer service at DFW Airport. I worked in Human Resources for various companies in the DFW area before earning my real estate broker’s license and becoming an Agency Owner of an Allstate Insurance office. In 2011, I began working as a Home-Based Reservations Representative for American Airlines and after a few promotions, I’m now a Talent Advisor in Talent Acquisition. I have been an active PTA volunteer and leader at the elementary, junior high and district level since my daughter started Kindergarten in 2003. I was appointed to the HEB ISD School Board in 2012, and was then elected to a four-year term in 2013. I was re-elected to another four-year term in 2017. I have also volunteered for the City of Hurst on a few of their boards and commissions. My husband, Larry, and I will celebrate 25 years of marriage in September 2019. I am an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Our daughter Jasmin is a senior at Texas State University, our son Jaden is in the 11th grade at L.D. Bell High School and our son LaVarius and grandson, Lennox live in Chicago, Illinois. We attend St John Baptist Church in Southlake, TX.

What makes you so passionate about HEB ISD?
In the Spring of 1995, my husband and I were looking for a home to purchase. Our real estate agent said that if we planned to have children we should buy a house in HEB ISD because of the great reputation of the district. I am so glad we listened to her advice. Our children have received a great education and the employees of the district have been wonderful to our family. HEB ISD continuously looks for ways to improve in order to help make positive changes. The district is open to feedback, financially sound, and is focused on the academic achievement of every child.


Rochelle Ross - Member, Place 4

Rochelle RossRochelle Ross
Member, Place 4
214.697.9683
RochelleRoss@hebisd.edu

Bio

Occupation: Owner/Professional Organizing at A Simplified Space

College(s) attended and/or degree(s) received: BFA in Acting from University of Texas at Arlington

High school(s) attended: Fairview High School, Boulder, CO

City of residence: Bedford

City of birth: Walsenburg, CO

Spouse: Tommy Ross

Children: Katrina, Thomas, Nico

When did you join the HEB ISD Board of Trustees? May 22, 2017

Why did you decide to run for school board? Being invited to participate in the Board Ambassador Academy and Board Leadership really opened my eyes to new ways that I could support our students. As we moved forward, all the puzzle pieces kept falling into place, and here I am!

What do you like best about being a board member? The cohesiveness of the Board and the incredible wisdom of the district staff working together to produce results for the kids.

What challenges will face the board in the next 12 months? Student enrollment growth that will necessitate additional facilities and space.

First job: Selling cowboy boots at Miller Stockman Western Wear in Boulder, CO

Hobbies: Disney, Denver Broncos, Broadway musicals, reading

Favorite book: Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

Favorite subject in high school: Theatre

Favorite food: Lobster

Favorite place to get away: Walt Disney World

Your role models: Highly positive leaders

Who would you most want to share a meal with? Robert Earley, Pope Francis

What impresses you most about HEB ISD? We truly are Different by Design. We do amazing things and overcome our challenges.


Faye Beaulieu - Member, Place 5

Faye BeaulieuFaye Beaulieu
Member, Place 5
817.300.8156
FayeBeaulieu@hebisd.edu

Bio

Occupation: Senior Vice President, Community Investment, United Way of Tarrant County

College(s) attended and/or degree(s) received: Mississippi University for Women - BA, MA English; University of Mississippi - PhD English

High school(s) attended: DeKalb Attendance Center - DeKalb, MS

City of residence: Bedford, TX

City of birth: York, AL

Spouse: Walter G. "Walt"

Children: Aimee - teaches band program at Heinrich-von-Kleist-Schule in Eschborn, Germany; Carla - media buyer for Richards Group advertising agency in Dallas; Steven - former major, USAF; Caryn - graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor's degree in nutrition

Grandchildren: Alexis and William (Carla and James Behlen); Sarah and Rahel (Aimee and Gerald Schmidt)

Pets: Sam, the world's most mischievous silky terrier

Year joined Board of Trustees: 1995

What schools did you attend?
First grade through half of sixth grade, I attended the elementary school in York, Alabama. At that point we moved from York to DeKalb, Mississippi, where I graduated from Kemper County High School in 1968 as valedictorian in my class of 40 students.

A $3,000 scholarship from the Jackson Touchdown Club – need-based – funded the entire cost of my BA in English from what was then Mississippi State College for Women (now Mississippi University for Women), in Columbus, MS. I received my BA in 1971 and my MA from the same school in 1973. A teaching fellowship at the University of Mississippi allowed me to complete my PhD in English in 1977.

What is one quote or saying that you love, that keeps you going in life?
Albert Schweitzer: “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”

If I had to choose a quote that encapsulates my raison d’être, this would be it. Whether we’re talking about my personal faith, my family, my volunteer work as a trustee, or my professional work for United Way, my desire to serve is at the center. It gives me breath; it gives me life.

What would be a perfect afternoon for you?
Walt and me, our four kids, their spouses, their kids in a multi-bedroom cabin in an environment with great weather and lots of space to run, chase the dog, play, and catch up with all their lives. Our kids are scattered from Texas to Germany – you raise them to be independent, and darn it if they don’t act on that attribute. Getting them together is a real challenge.

Who was your role model that you looked up to as a kid?
My high school English teacher – how ironic is that!

What is your favorite city that you have ever visited and why?
London, for its great access to the rest of England. It has so much history, castles and the British Museum.

What’s something that amazes you?
What wonderful young adults our children have turned out to be: educated, engaged in their worlds, married to great people, fun to be around, caring, healthy.

Give us a brief bio of your career.
I taught briefly – some university and high school English – but stayed home with my children when they were young, proofreading on a contract basis. I was already a United Way volunteer when a staff position opened, and I’ve now a member of their professional staff for 16 years. It’s a position that dovetails beautifully with my volunteer work as a trustee in HEB ISD; both organizations are focused on improving the community through work in education, financial stability and health.

I’ve completed more than twenty years as a school board trustee; I’ve seen a lot of change in student demographics and educational philosophy during that time. One thing, though, has remained constant: Young people still need preparation for what comes next, and we have the responsibility to “empower [them] today to excel tomorrow.” Whether my perspective was that of a new trustee in the late 1990’s or that of the president of TASB, I’ve tried to keep that responsibility front and center.

What makes you so passionate about HEB ISD?
It’s energizing to be part of a team that actively lives out its mission statement. The board members and the executive leadership team are engaged in constantly monitoring and improving the system we oversee. The system is a vehicle whose parts function to deliver instruction to our students, and that’s the bottom line.

That might sound cold or abstract to some, but only if they’re not “systems” people. We decided some 15 years ago that the best thing we could do is approach our stakeholders in a quality, consistent way. The goal-setting and evaluation processes of continuous improvement have allowed us to offer all our students a chance at success that will carry them through their careers as adults.

The teamwork that characterizes our board is one factor that has kept me coming back. HEB ISD is a training ground for leadership, characterized by respect and empathy and tempered by a refusal to settle for less than excellence.


Andy Cargile - Member, Place 6

Andy CargileAndy Cargile
Member, Place 6
817.268.6975
AndyCargile@hebisd.edu

Bio

Occupation: Retired school administrator

City of residence: Hurst

City of birth: New Haven, CT

Spouse: Karen

Children: Kristen and Kourtney

Year joined Board of Trustees: May 2008

First job: I worked for my father on a milk route

Hobbies: Golf

Favorite book: Any John Grisham book

Favorite subject in high school: History

Favorite food: Mexican and Italian

Favorite place to get away: South Padre Island

People I would most want to share a meal with: Relatives who have passed

What schools did you attend?
I'm a product of Dallas ISD's Thomas Jefferson HS Class of 1965. After that, I went to Lon Morris Junior College on a basketball scholarship. I graduated with the East Texas State University (Now Texas A&M Commerce) Class of 1970 and received a Master’s Degree in 1971.

What is one quote or saying that you love, that keeps you going in life?
If you take good care of the machine, it will turn out a better product!

What would be a perfect afternoon for you?
Spending the afternoon with my grandkids. Karen and I go to their games, watch them swim, and just live life. Our grandkids are our life!

Who was your role model that you looked up to as a kid?
I was inspired by the high school basketball athletes just ahead of me. They were hard working and focused on doing their best. That inspired me and challenged me to do my best.

What is your favorite city that you have ever visited and why?
I am a city kid, so New York City! My junior college had strong arts and theater programs. I admired those kids and their talents. Some of my favorite things to do in New York are to go to the shows and just walk around the city.

What’s something that amazes you?
Kids! And, the things they accomplish every day. Sometimes they are treated as if they are too young to take responsibility, but they are amazing, they soak up all they can learn, and they are genuine.

Give us a brief bio of your career.
I was hired in HEB ISD as a World History teacher and assistant basketball coach right out of college in 1971. In 1975 I moved over to Dallas ISD as a teacher and head coach at Jefferson High School and then to South Grand Prairie High School in 1982. I returned to HEB ISD in 1984 to finish out the remaining 23 years of my career. My final post was serving as the principal of Trinity from 1998 to 2007.

What makes you so passionate about HEB ISD?
The reason educators do what they do -- and the reason I chose the profession myself for over 30 years -- has everything to do with our kids and their future. My upbringing is the “why” behind my passion for HEB ISD and education as a whole. I was given so many great opportunities and I am doing my best to pay it back. When you provide a wonderful atmosphere in school for students to learn, you are creating our future.

Another motivation for ensuring this district and our kids are successful is because my grandkids are students in this district. I will use my time and energy to make this place great and give our students unlimited opportunities.


Steve Chapman - Superintendent

Steve ChapmanSteve Chapman
Superintendent
817.283.4461
StevenChapman@hebisd.edu

The Superintendent's bio can be found on the Superintendent's Office website.

School Board Q & A

Who is eligible to run for office?

To be eligible to run for office, an individual must have lived in Texas for one year and have been a resident of the district for at least six months.

When are board members elected?

Trustees are elected in May to serve four-year staggered terms. Officers are elected at the first meeting following certification of election results.

What are the primary responsibilities of the board?

Board members are entrusted with developing policies, governing the management of district schools, setting the tax rate and selecting and evaluating the Superintendent of Schools. The Board may officially act upon an item only when it is listed on the agenda and properly posted.

Duties of the Board include:

  • Adopting policy for district and campus-level planning and decision making
  • Governing local school matters within the limits of the laws and regulations established by the Texas Commissioner of Education
  • Submitting bond issues to be voted upon by residents
  • Approving district personnel decisions
  • A majority of the Board constitutes a quorum for transaction of business.

How often does the School Board meet?

The School Board conducts a work session the second Monday of the month and has its regular meeting, where voting takes place, the fourth Monday of the month. Notices are posted in front of the Administration Building at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Online notices and agendas are posted on this site through BoardDocs, with links on the front page, in the Important Reminders section. The board can call a special or called meeting in between work sessions and meetings. Notices will be posted in advance, and you can check this site for notices as well.

Work sessions begin at 6:00pm. No voting takes place at work sessions. The board discusses action items that will be voted on the following week.

The regular board meeting begins at 6:00pm. Voting on action items takes place during this portion of the meeting. If there is no major discussion or debate, it is because that took place at the work session the previous week, and the board has all the information needed to vote. Open Forum sessions take place at regular board meetings, not work sessions.

What is the procedure for appearing before the board?

The HEB ISD Board of Trustees welcomes public participation. Any person wishing to address the Board at a regular board meeting should complete an "Open Forum" card and return it to the Director of Communications or place it in the "Open Forum" box, located on a table by the boardroom entrance. Persons wishing to speak to the Board about an agenda action item will be called at the appropriate time (Open Forum #1). At the end of the meeting, time will be available for comments regarding a subject not on the agenda (Open Forum #2). All presentations must be five minutes or less. The Board carefully considers all comments, but policy prohibits discussion following a presentation.

For more information, please contact the School Board secretary at (817) 399-2020.

How do I address the board at the meeting?

The speaker should identify his or her name and residential address, group affiliation (if any), and make a brief presentation, with an identified solution, if one is sought. Remarks should be addressed to the Board as a whole.

Groups of more than five people who wish to speak on one topic are asked to appoint a spokesperson to present the groups' views to the Board.

What is the difference between the two Open Forum sessions?

Each Open Forum deals with a certain portion of the board meeting.

Open Forum #1 - If requesting to speak to an item on an agenda, the Board President will call the person forward prior to the action item portion of the agenda. Comments are limited to five minutes or less.

Open Forum #2 - The second forum is held at the end of the board meeting, and citizens may address the Board on items not listed on the agenda. 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. Remarks are limited to five minutes or less.

Should I address the board each time I have a concern about the school district?

Although Trustees encourage public involvement and listen to citizens' views and problems, patrons are asked to first go through regular schools channels. This may include a visit with a local teacher and/or the principal. Most problems are solved in this manner. Matters which cannot be resolved at the local level may be brought to the attention of appropriate administrative personnel (i.e. assistant superintendent, associate superintendent, deputy superintendent, superintendent).


How do I find information about administrators and departments on this site?

You will find information about instructional administrators by clicking onDepartments at the top of this page, then clicking on the department you're interested in. You will find the Superintendent's information on this site by clicking on Departments at the top of this page, then on Superintendent's Office.

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Please visit the Board Docs link below to access information related to the Board of Trustees, including board meeting dates/times, board meeting agendas, board operating procedures, and board goals.

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The mission of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District is to continue its proud tradition of excellence as a diverse, high-performing organization committed to ensuring each student is empowered today to excel tomorrow.

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