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Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees

Sweetwater ISD believes that in order to continually improve our student outcomes we have to continually change our adult behaviors to meet the needs of our students. Sweetwater ISD uses Lone Star Governance as a continuous improvement framework. Lone Star Governance is a framework of continual improvement for school governing teams (Boards in collaboration with their Superintendents) that choose and commit to intensely focus on the objective to 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: Vision and Goals, Progress and Accountability, Systems and Processes, Advocacy and Engagement, and Synergy and Teamwork. These five pillars are research based behaviors that have shown to improve student outcomes. In addition to the primary focus on improving student outcomes, Lone Star Governance provides systems for governing legal and fiscal responsibilities.
The School Board is elected by the community to govern Sweetwater ISD. The work of the School Board is to oversee operations designated by state or federal law/rule or items designated by the board's adopted student outcome goals, constraints, vision, and/or values. Items that are not legally required and that the board has not designated as board work are, by default, superintendent work. Superintendent work is to oversee the operational inputs and outputs of the school system. The School Board and Superintendent work synergistically as a governing team. In order to provide a system of governance intensely focused on improving student outcomes Sweetwater ISD will work within a system that creates local accountability aligned to the vision and values of Sweetwater while allowing those with the most information the authority to make the systemic decisions needed to improve student outcomes.

Board Meetings


The Board usually meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Hub located on the campus of Sweetwater High School. Special meetings may be called when necessary. A written notice of regular and special meetings will be posted on the district website and at the central administration building at least 72 hours before the scheduled meeting time. The written notice will show the date, time, place, and subjects of each meeting. In emergencies, a meeting may be held with a two-hour notice. All meetings are open to the public. In certain circumstances, Texas law permits the board to go into a closed session from which the public and others are excluded. Closed session may occur for such things as discussing prospective gifts or donations, real-property acquisition, certain personnel matters including employee complaints, security matters, student discipline, or consulting with attorneys regarding pending litigation.

August 16, 2021                              January 24, 2022

September 20, 2021                       February 28, 2022

October 18, 2021                            March 21, 2022

November 15, 2021                        April 18, 2022

December 20, 2021                        May 16, 2022
Domingo Castillo

Domingo Castillo - District 1
(May 2025)

Tasha Soto

Tasha Soto - District 2
(May 2025)

Mark Meneses

Mark Garcia - District 3
(May 2023)

Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen - District 4
(May 2023)

Matt Weaver

Matt Weaver - District 5
(May 2025)

Dennis Cumbie

Dennis Cumbie - At Large
Board President (May 2024)

Brenda Valdez

Brenda Valdez - At Large
Representative (May 2024)

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