School Board Advisory Committees

District Safety Advisory Committee

According to Texas Education Code section 37.109, which was amended in 2019 by Senate Bill 11, each school district must establish a school safety and security committee. Updated policies related to the committee are included in TASB Policy Services Update 114 to the Policy Reference Manual, By law, the committee must operate in accordance with guidelines from the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC). 

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Facilities and Finance Advisory Committee

The function of the Facilities and Finance Committee is to provide strategic advice and recommendations to the District and the Board of Trustees. The Facilities and Finance Committee should strengthen the existing board and Senior Leadership Team (SLT), but in no way interfere with their respective authority.
The Facilities and Finance Committee should process expertise about our community, schools, the needs of our students and budgeting processes. The District and the Board of Trustees shall rely on the Facilities and Finance Committee, as an external group, to provide non-biased information and advice that will be in the best interest of Edgewood I.S.D. in its entirety.

School Health Advisory Committee

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC):  As defined by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), a SHAC is appointed by the school district to serve at the district level and to provide guidance to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning. The group of individuals represents segments of the community. More information regarding school health advisory councils can be found on the DSHS. The board shall appoint at least five members to the SHAC.  A majority of members must be persons who are parents of students enrolled in the district and who are not employed by the district. One of those members shall serve as chair or co-chair of the SHAC.

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Strategic Planning Advisory Committee

 Edgewood I.S.D. has the 2023-2028 District Strategic Goals consisting of a System of Great Schools North Star Goals and two Locally Developed Strategic Goals. These goals are used to guide the 2023-2028 District Strategic Plan. Lone Star Governance is to provide coaching and support, through a continuous-improvement framework to intensively focusing improve student outcomes. Lone Star Governance accomplishes this intense focus through tailored coaching aligned to the five pillars of the Texas Framework for School Board Development, as adopted by the State Board of Education: Vision and Goals, Progress and Accountability, Systems, and Processes, Advocacy and Engagement, and Synergy and Teamwork. In addition to the primary focus on improving student outcomes, Lone Star Governance provides systems for governing legal and fiscal responsibilities.