Communicating with the Board of Trustees
What do I do if I want to communicate with the Board?
Appropriate Channels of Communication
If you have information you would like to share with the Board, there are several ways to communicate with the Board of Trustees.
Board Meetings – Complete a registration form (available at regular board meetings) to speak and return it to the board secretary or to the board president to address the board during the "public comments" portion of the agenda. As stated in Board Policy BED (Legal) (Local), specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board shall not deliberate or decide regarding any subject that is not included on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting. More on Board Meetings
By Letter – A citizen can send a letter to the MISD Board of Trustees, 605 East Broad Street, Mansfield, Texas 76063.
By Fax – A citizen can fax the Board members at 817-473-5465.
Formal Complaints/Grievances - The Board encourages students and parents to discuss their concerns with the appropriate teacher, principal, or other campus administrator who has the authority to address the concerns. Concerns should be expressed as soon as possible to allow early resolution at the lowest possible administrative level. An individual may initiate the formal process by timely filing a written complaint form.
The formal complaint process is detailed in the following MISD Board Policies:
- Students/Parents Complaints/Grievances – FNG(LOCAL)
- Employee Complaints/Grievances – DGBA(LOCAL)
- Public Complaints – GF(LOCAL)
Each complaint/grievance policy allows for a hearing with the Board at Level 3.
Note: To have something on the agenda for the Board to deliberate and take action on, a Board member or the Superintendent must place it on the agenda.
By Email – If you would like to email the board and/or the superintendent directly, please use the information listed below.
Board of Trustee Email Addresses
Place 1 - Michelle Newsom - MichelleNewsom@misdmail.org
Place 2 - Beth Light - BethLight@misdmail.org
Place 3 -Sandra Vatthauer - SandraVatthauer@misdmail.org
Place 4 - Raul Gonzalez - RaulGonzalez@misdmail.org
Place 5 - Karen Marcucci - KarenMarcucci@misdmail.org
Place 6 - Darrell Sneed - DarrellSneed@misdmail.org
Place 7 - Courtney Lackey Wilson - CourtneyWilson@misdmail.org
Superintendent - Dr. Jim Vaszauskas - JimVaszauskas@misdmail.org