Next regular Board Meeting:
April 14, 2014


To transform SAISD into a national model urban school district where every child graduates and is educated so that he or she is prepared to be a contributing member of the community.


Home Board of Trustees

2013 Board Photo

Top row, left to right: Ed Garza, President, District 7; 
Olga M. Hernandez, Vice President, District 6; Arthur V. Valdez, Secretary, District 4; James Howard, Asst. Secretary, District 2;

Bottom row, left to right: Debra Guerrero, Trustee, District 3; Steve Lecholop, Trustee, District 1; Patti Radle, Trustee, District 5; Dr.Sylvester Perez, Superintendent of Schools







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What is a School Board?

The SAISD Board of Trustees, composed of seven District residents, is the school system's policy-making body. Each trustee represents one of seven single-member districts and is elected by voters of that district. Single-member districts were implemented in 1986. Trustees serve four-year terms

The Board's major duties include:

  • Adopting goals and objectives for the District
  • Reviewing and acting on policies
  • Adopting an annual budget and setting the tax rate
  • Electing school personnel as recommended by the superintendent
  • Reporting to the public on the District's progress