District Educational Excellence Council
In compliance with Texas Education Code § 11.251, the LVISD District Educational Excellence Council (DEEC) shall advise the Board or its designee in establishing and reviewing the District's educational goals, objectives, and major districtwide classroom instructional programs identified by the Board or its designee. This Council is made up of teachers, parents, business leaders, and community members, and it serves in an advisory role. The DEEC also approves district-wide staff development.
Throughout the year, the DEEC will meet to discuss the District Improvement Plan (DIP). The DIP serves to guide La Vernia ISD toward the improvement of student performance for all students in order to attain the state standard with respect to the academic excellence indicators established by the state of Texas. The Council also meets to discuss and vote on school calendars, student code of conduct, and other DEEC matters as they arise.
Parents, teachers, and community members are invited to join the Council or may be voted in by their campus staff. Members serve for two years once elected and do not have term limits, according to district policy. The DEEC meets twice per year at a minimum. Other meetings may be called as needed throughout the year.
The La Vernia ISD DEEC includes teachers from each campus, parents, community members, business leaders, and administrators. Of the 38 members of the DEEC, 18 are LVISD teachers. Please click here to see a list of current members.
Each campus elects at least four members who will serve a two-year term each. Parents and community members are encouraged to join when there is an open seat on the committee. If you would like more information about participation on the DEEC, please contact the La Vernia ISD administration at 830-779-6600.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the District Educational Excellence Council (DEEC)?
The District Educational Excellence Council is a committee that supports the establishment and review of the District’s educational goals, objectives, and major Districtwide classroom instructional programs. It is comprised of campus-based professional staff, district-level professional staff, parents, business leaders, and community members.
2. May I nominate myself to serve on the DEEC?
3. Who is eligible to serve on the DEEC?
Certified staff assigned to campuses and central office including but not limited to teachers, counselors, librarians, instructional coaches, deans, registered nurses, assistant principals, principals, and directors.
4. Who is eligible to vote?
The same employees who are eligible to serve.
5. I am a teaching assistant. May I vote?
No, state law does not include teaching assistants.
6. How often will the committee meet?
At least two times each year.
7. What time of day will meetings be held?
Meetings are held after the regular school day, usually at 5:30 PM.
8. If I am elected, how long will I serve?
The standard term is two years.
9. How many terms may I serve?
There are no term limits for the LVISD DEEC.
10. Can I attend DEEC meetings if I am not a member?
Yes, but non-member attendees may not vote.