Northside ISD has a variety of advisory committees whose members include community members, parents, and staff. Members of the committees provide input and feedback to school and Central Office administrators and the Board of Trustees.
Gifted & Talented Enrichment Advisory Council
The Northside ISD Gifted/Talented Enrichment Advisory Council is a group of volunteer parents and educators that meets quarterly, alongside district Gifted/Talented and Advanced Academic staff. This diverse group works to facilitate communication between parents, staff, the school board, as well as the community, in matters pertaining to the district's services for Gifted and Talented students. We hope to improve the quality of services district-wide.
The mission of the G/T Enrichment Advisory Council is to enhance the opportunities and experiences of Northside Students by sharing resources with parents and by expanding public opinion and awareness through communications, and by providing funds for grants and specialized GT projects.
The GTEAC iGniTe Fund was established to provide NISD G/T teachers with supplemental funding above and beyond the provisions of the regular NISD budget for resources, supplies, and other items that will enhance the NISD ALPHA Program.
Support GT classrooms by donating to our iGniTe fund. This fund offers grants to classroom GT teachers to purchase items to use with their GT students.
Northside Educational Improvement Council
The Northside Educational Improvement Council (NEIC) is the district decision-making committee established in accordance with Texas Education Code Section 11.251, and 11.252. The purpose of NEIC is to involve professional staff, parents, and community members in establishing and reviewing the district's and campuses' educational plans, goals, performance objectives, and major classroom instructional programs.
Its 32 members are made up of staff who are elected for a two-year term by staff peers and parents, business, and community members who are appointed by the Board for a one or two-year term.
A public meeting of the NEIC will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 6:00 p.m. via videoconference.
School Health Advisory Council
School Health Advisory Councils assist school districts in ensuring that local community values are reflected in health education instruction, and play an important role in strengthening the connection between health and learning. The SHAC acts in an advisory capacity, sending its recommendations to the Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction who reports to the Superintendent who reports to the Board.
Members are those who are representative of the population and have demonstrated:
- committed to quality health education for the children of the Northside community
- interest in youth
- awareness of the community
- professional ability
- willingness to devote necessary time
In School Health Advisory Council: A Guide for Texas School Districts (Publication N. E05-12431), the Texas Department of State Health Services provides school staff and community members basic information about the value of SHACs in creating a healthy school environment for students.
Increasing awareness among parents of dangers associated with social media and resources available
Special Education Parent Advisory Committee
The Northside ISD Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a group of volunteer parents that meets monthly with the Department of Special Education. This diverse group of parents represents students with a wide range of disabilities in all levels of special education programming. The committee operates as a service to parents, utilizing a variety of means to empower, inform, and support parents so that they may be effective advocates for their children.
Citizens Bond Advisory Committee
The Citizens’ Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) is appointed by the Board and Superintendent. Members follow the status of projects after a bond program is approved by voters.
School Boundary Advisory Committee (SBAC)
The School Boundary Advisory Committee (SBAC) assists in the development of proposed boundaries and associated changes for NISD schools. They review all boundary changes, hold public hearings, and present recommendations to the Board of Trustees. The committee is comprised of two patrons from each middle school attendance zone who are parents of elementary, middle, or high school-age students.