Cy-Fair Edition | October 2023


Put in perspective

While school board trustees have multiple duties in the oversight of school districts and they share a complementary role with the superintendent, the responsibility for the implementation and execution of board policy belongs solely to the superintendent and his administration, according to the Texas Association of School Boards. Board members can pass policy by a majority vote but are not involved in the day-to-day operations of the district.

A trustee’s role

Adopting goals and monitoring success; adopting policies and reviewing for e›ectiveness Hiring and evaluating the superintendent with input from the community Adopting a budget, setting a tax rate and relaying the ˜nancial needs of the district to state legislators Communicating and engaging with the community to build a consensus for district policymaking


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What they’re saying

“Elections closer to where we live have a greater impact on our lives. I encourage you to research the candidates and express your constitutional right to vote for the person you choose.” MARK HENRY, CYFAIR ISD SUPERINTENDENT

“Most new trustees feel that they have been given a mandate from the voters to eectuate change and be bold. CFISD succeeds because it uses an incremental approach. Programs are in place to serve a need, and the district is good about changing course when expectations are not reached.” TOM JACKSON, CYFAIR ISD BOARD PRESIDENT

What’s next

Oct. 10: voter registration deadline Oct. 17: CFISD board candidate forum, 7-9 p.m. at the Berry Center Oct. 23-Nov. 3: early voting in Harris County Nov. 7: Election Day

While Texas does not have online voter registration, the state allows voter registration information updates, such as name and address changes, to be made online. Con˜rm your voter registration status and learn more about how to register to vote at



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