Tal Gardenhire, President
Mark Matthews, Vice-President
Carey Frazier, Secretary
James D. Gonzales, Member
Julie Boren Huesser, Member
Miles Lee, Member
Dale Richter, Member
Responsibilities of Leadership
The Hondo Independent School District is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees that is responsible for adopting policy, employing and evaluating the superintendent, approving the budget and capital improvement plans, and setting the tax rate. As the district's elected leaders, Trustees are charged with making decisions they believe to be in the best interests of all HISD children.
The Hondo ISD Board of Trustees regular meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month at the HISD Central Administration Office Board Room (2604 Ave E, Hondo) beginning at 6:00 pm unless scheduled otherwise.
Agenda items are posted at the HISD Administration Office at least 72 hours prior to each meeting and on the HISD website (http://www.hondoisd.net/). Citizens are invited to attend board meetings and may address the board during public forum which is included at all regular monthly meetings. Concerns or complaints regarding specific individuals should not be raised in public forum; they must be considered separately according to applicable board policies. Each participant will be limited to three minutes to make comments to the Board. Any group of five or more persons must appoint one person to present the group's views to the Board. The Board is not permitted to discuss or act upon any issues that are not posted on the agenda at the meeting. The Board has adopted complaint policies that are designed to secure, at the lowest possible administrative level, a prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and concerns. Each of these processes provides that, if a resolution cannot be achieved administratively, the person may appeal the administrative decision to the Board as a properly posted agenda item.
There are seven members of the Hondo ISD Board of Trustees. Five are elected by Single Member District and two are elected At-Large. Trustees serve for three year terms. Officers are elected by the members of the Board of Trustees. Trustees provide public service to the Hondo community without financial compensation. Candidates to the Board of Trustees must conform to the eligibility requirements of the Texas Election Code and the Texas Education Code.