It is the responsibility of the Mineral Wells ISD Board of Trustees to function under the legal parameters of the state and federal constitutions, statutes, courts, and administrative agencies.
The MWISD Board functions as the district’s policy-making body, and the administrative staff carries out the policies set by the elected board. The MWISD board models effective school board practices, working as a team for the benefit of the district’s children.
MWISD Board members are responsible for providing the best educational opportunity possible for the students in MWISD. School trustees are also responsible for making all final decisions regarding school district priorities, policies, personnel, textbooks, expenditures and growth management. The MWISD School Board Trustees will adopt a budget that will properly maintain and operate all schools in the district, levy taxes to support the budget as well as determine and submit bond issues to the voting citizens of Mineral Wells regarding the need to finance specific construction projects.
The MWISD is comprised of seven board members who are elected by the general public to serve for overlapping terms of three years each. MWISD board members are not compensated for their service on the board. Elections for board seats are conducted annually each May. The candidates run for specific places on the board (Place 1, Place 2, etc.), but they represent the Mineral Wells ISD as a whole. Once elections are finalized the Board elects a president, vice-president, and secretary for one-year terms.
The MWISD Board of Trustees meets regularly at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month and invites citizens to attend. Meetings are held at the Mineral Wells Independent School District - District Services Complex located at 906 S.W. 5th Avenue. Individuals may address the board during the citizen’s participation portion of the meeting; however, action cannot be taken on any item unless it is on the published agenda. Citizen’s participation begins at 7:00 p.m.