DeSoto ISD Community Advisory Council

Welcome to the start of a new school year!  We invite you to join the DeSoto ISD Community Advisory Council this year. Our schedule for 2017-18 school year follows, all meetings start at 5:30 p.m. in Board Room:
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018

What is the Community Advisory Council?
The Community Advisory Council is a group of interested individuals who meet 9-10 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, business leaders, 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. in the Board Room at 200 Belt Line Road. Meetings are on Thursdays 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.

For more information or to join the council, contact Beth Trimble, Executive Director Staff & Student Engagement at btrimble@desotoisd.org or call 972-223-6666.