Resources for Board Candidates
Considering public service on your local school board? Running for the Athens ISD school board can be an exciting and at times challenging experience. TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) and the Athens ISD wish to assist potential candidates in learning more about the job of a school board so an informed decision can be made about running. For more information about the school board members duties visit TASB’s resources for new board members at

Local Resources
If you have questions about how schools are operated in your district, the superintendent or experienced trustees, especially the board president, are important sources of information. Another important source is the district's policy manual, a key tool in understanding the requirements imposed by law upon the school district, as well as the paths the board of trustees has chosen within the discretion permitted the board by state and federal law and regulation.

State Resources
For information and publications with details about campaign laws and regulations, including campaign finance and advertising, the following links to several state agencies are provided to assist you.
TASB Resources
Serving on a Board: An Insiders Guide to Board Service for School Board Candidates:
This recorded video Webcast, designed especially for people considering a run for the school board, provides perspectives from experienced board members on what it is like to be on a board.  A Guide for School Board Candidates This document, updated annually, summarizes the duties of a school board member, procedures for seeking an elected board position, and services offered by TASB in support of effective school governance. Order it from the TASB Store at or directly from the link below:

AISD web address:

TASB web address:

BBA (LEGAL) - Board Members, Eligibility & Qualifications

BBB (LEGAL) - Board Members, Elections

BBB (LOCAL) - Board Members, Elections

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