Board of Trustees

Elected by the people to govern Northside Schools, Trustees are the guardians of the public trust and, through the policies they make, are ultimately responsible for our schools. This responsibility and the accessibility of Trustees to the voters make the Board one of the purest examples of democracy in our society.

Northside Trustees represent about 208,000 households located in 355 square miles in northwest Bexar County and parts of Medina and Bandera counties. Northside continues to be the “destination” district in San Antonio for many families seeking a quality school system for their children and for employees seeking a quality place to work.

Board of Trustees News

March 4, 2013

By Brian T. Woods, Ed.D., Superintendent     In the last few weeks we have all heard reaction to the ruling in the school funding lawsuit.  That reaction ranged from those clamoring for restoration of the cuts from the last legislative session to others who advocate delaying any work on school finance until after all appeals have been heard. The reaction that really bothers me is the one that says that while school funding in Texas has increased dramatically there are no substantial improvements in student outcomes.

March 4, 2013

Beginning with just a handful of athletes in 1968 to more than 1,100 athletes in 2013, Northside ISD has been involved in Special Olympics for 45 years.

February 25, 2013

All Northside elementary schools will have digital security surveillance cameras and access controls installed over the next 18 months. The $13.4 million project was approved by voters in the School Bond 2010 election. In the wake of the recent shootings at a Connecticut elementary school, this project takes on added urgency.

All Northside high schools and middle schools have had security cameras for a few years. Those were funded out of School Bonds 2004 and 2007.

February 22, 2013

Almost 4,100 community members gave their input by completing the online Strategic Plan survey. The survey results will help shape the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan currently being developed by approximately 600 NISD parents, staff and other community members.

February 22, 2013

Two NISD educators are finalists for the prestigious H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, naming them among the best educators in Texas.

February 14, 2013

February 6 was National Signing Day across the United States, and 45 Northside ISD student athletes signed Letters of Intent to play in their sport of choice at the post-secondary level.

February 8, 2013

The “LibraryPalooza, That Author Thing!” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Brandeis HS. The Teen Author Fest will include authors Adam Gidwitz, Marie Lu, Jonathan Maberry, Fred Perry, Cynthia Leitich-Smith, and Jennifer Zeigler.

February 1, 2013

Northside students continue to excel and receive numerous honors and awards. Below is the list of students who were named national merit semifinalists or commended scholars, scholar finalists in the 2012-13 National Hispanic Recognition Program, and National Achievement Scholar semifinalists.

January 31, 2013

Northside ISD Trustees passed a Resolution that rejects all attempts by Texas Legislators to divert tax dollars away from public schools in the form of vouchers or any other mechanisms that reduce funding to public schools. See full Resolution here

January 28, 2013

Since Rayburn Middle School, Glenn Elementary School, and Powell Elementary School opened 50 years ago, the schools have educated thousands of children and become cornerstones in the communities. The trio will be celebrating their golden anniversaries, and are inviting current and former students and staff to join them.

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