DeSoto ISD Community Advisory Council

Welcome to the start of a new school year!  We invite you to join the District Community Advisory Council this year. Our schedule for 2016-17 school year follows, all  meetings start at 5:30 p.m. in Board Room:
  • Monday, August 15, 2016 - Meet and Greet (event open to all interested!)
  • Monday, September 19, 2016
  • Monday, October 17, 2016
  • Monday, November 7, 2016
  • Monday, December 5, 2016
  • Monday, February 6, 2017
  • Monday, March 6, 2017
  • Monday, April 3, 2017
  • Monday, May 1, 2017

What is the Community Advisory Council?
The Community Advisory Council is a group of interested individuals who meet about 10 times per year to advise the Superintendent on educational plans, goals, performance objectives, and major classroom instructional programs. The committee is made up of representatives from the professional staff of the district, parents of students enrolled in the district, and business and community members. The Superintendent consults regularly with the committee regarding matters pertaining to curriculum, new programs and initiatives, and progress toward achieving educational goals.

When does the committee meet?
This year, meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m., usually in the Board Room at 200 Belt Line Road. Meetings are usually on Mondays and last about 1½  hours.

What is the role of the committee?
The committee is strictly advisory in nature. Other matters that come before the committee include the district’s budget, the calendar, plans for professional development and any new educational programs and initiatives. Meetings are open to the public. 

Why serve on the committee?
The committee is made up of interested and involved individuals, and long-lasting relationships often develop among the members. The Superintendent and other top administrators are often at the meetings, and members can interact formally and informally with them. Committee members learn about vital functions of the school district and have an opportunity to help in shaping the district’s educational programs.