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Board Information

GPISD  School Board

 
Since 1902, the Grand Prairie Independent School District has been served by dedicated school board members who volunteer their time and energy to address the needs of each and every child who passes through our doors.

The Grand Prairie ISD is controlled locally through a Board of Trustees elected by voters within the Dallas County portion of Grand Prairie. The Board is comprised of seven trustees who are elected at-large and serve three-year terms without pay. The Board of Trustees conducts the school program in accordance with the state constitution and the standards set by the Texas Education Agency. A policy-making body, the Board delegates the day-to-day administration of the schools to the Superintendent and the administrative staff.
 

Major responsibilities of the Board:

  •  to govern and oversee the management of the school district
  •  to levy and collect taxes
  •  to set the policies for the GPISD
  •  to develop and improve the educational system
  •  to secure adequate financing
  •  to select the superintendent of schools
  •  to foster good community relations

Regular board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the board room of the GPISD Education Center located at 2602 S. Belt Line Road. These meetings are broadcast live on GPISD – TV Channel 98.

Communicating with the School 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.
 
1st:   Contact the teacher, coach, guidance counselor, etc.
2nd:  Contact the principal.  If you have a school-wide concern, this is done first.
3rd:   Contact the person in the District central office that is responsible for the area of concern (ex.:  Secondary Executive Director, Elementary Executive Director, Special Ed. Director, Transportation Director, etc.)
 
If, after taking the above action(s) you do not have your issue resolved, email the Superintendent.
 

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

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

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