New board members are to receive a local orientation within 120 days of election or appointment per 19 TAC 61.1. The purpose of the local orientation is to help them better understand policies, procedures, goals and priorities of the district. This orientation is to last 3 hours and the Superintendent, along with another board member (oftentimes the Board President) should conduct the orientation. Other key district leaders may be a part of the orientation, depending on district size and needs and desires of the district (ex: business manager, curriculum director, athletic director, etc).
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