The Board of Trustees consists of seven board members elected to serve, without compensation, for overlapping terms of three years each. Elections are conducted annually in May. While candidates run for specific places, they do not represent specific geographical areas; rather, each represents Allen ISD at large. Following each election, the Board elects officers (president, vice-president, and secretary) to serve one-year terms.
Duties of the Board
Operating within the legal parameters of the state and federal constitutions, statutes, courts, and administrative agencies, the Board is charged with the responsibility of providing the finest educational program possible for the students in the district. School trustees make all final decisions regarding school district priorities, policies, personnel, textbooks, expenditures, and growth management. Trustees adopt a budget that is necessary to maintain and operate the schools, levy taxes to support the budget, and submit bond propositions to the citizens of the district to finance construction and other long-term projects.
In Allen ISD, elections of Trustees are held annually for three-year terms in cycles keyed off the years below:
- Places 1, 2, and 3: 2024, 2027, and 2030 and in three-year intervals thereafter.
- Places 4 and 5: 2025, 2028, 2031, and in three-year intervals thereafter.
- Places 6 and 7: 2023, 2026, 2029, and in three-year intervals thereafter.
Board Member Qualifications
To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, the office of school board Trustee, a person must:
- Be a United States citizen.
- Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable.
- Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
- Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities [but see Ineligibility below].
- Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:
- For an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot.
- For a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate's name is written in.
- For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made.
- Be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described in item 5, above.
Election Code 1.020, 141.001(a); Education Code 11.066; Gov't Code 601.009; Tex. Const. Art. XVI, Sec. 14
Allen ISD Board Academy
- Next opportunity: Tentatively Fall 2023 at the Professional Learning and Auxiliary Services building.
- Registration is required.
Are you interested in learning more about serving on the Allen ISD Board of Trustees? The annual Allen ISD Board Academy is designed for anyone considering public service on the Board of Trustees as well as those that would like to learn more about local school district governance.
School Board members will explain the roles and responsibilities of serving on the Board, review the state-required training requirements, and discuss the difference between Board oversight and the day-to-day operations of the district. Information will also be shared on the guidelines, logistics, and timelines for running for a Board seat.
The Board Academy is traditionally held in the Fall, and the 2022 meeting was held on November 15 during Eagle Engagement Night. The next Board Academy is tentatively scheduled for the Fall of 2023.
Candidate Forms and Applications
Interested in running for the Allen ISD Board of Trustees? Please visit our Election Information page.