About the Board of Education
From their founding in 1882, the public schools were operated by the Fort Worth city government. In 1925, however, the Texas Legislature removed the city's authority and created the Fort Worth Independent School District, as we know it today, to manage and operate the schools.
The Fort Worth ISD is controlled locally through a Board of Education Trustees elected by voters within each district. Nine Trustees serve as single-member district representatives. All of the Trustees serve four-year terms without pay. The Board of Education 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 professional 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 FWISD
- to develop and improve the educational system
- to secure adequate financing
- to select the superintendent of schools
- to foster good community relations
FWISD BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MOVES TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER (PDC)
New Address is 3150 McCart Avenue
Starting with the August 10, 2021 workshop/special meeting the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education will be meeting in the District’s Professional Development Center (PDC), at 3150 McCart Ave., in Fort Worth.
In May of 2020, the Board approved the sale of surplus properties identified after a year-and-a-half-long strategic study of inefficient and underused District facilities. The sale included the building complex that housed the long-time Board Room at 2903 Shotts Street. That location is being readied for transfer to the new owner.
At the PDC, Board meetings will take place in room 108 on the south side of the building. A parking area is immediately adjacent to the meeting room.
Board meetings will continue to be broadcast on Spectrum Ch. 192, AT&T U-verse 99, YouTube, and Video on Demand (VOD) at www.fwisd.org.