Board Meeting Protocol


As a general rule, the board conducts regular business meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Dallas College Administrative Office. Special circumstances may cause this to change. The Administrative Office is located at 1601 Botham Jean Blvd., and meetings are held on the lower level in room 007.

Notices of meetings are posted 72 hours in advance at the George L. Allen Sr. Courts Building at 600 Commerce St. and at the meeting location, which is normally the Dallas College Administrative Office at 1601 Botham Jean Blvd., Dallas 75215. Except for executive sessions, board meetings are open to the public.

Public Health Reminder

To minimize the spread of communicable diseases, we ask that you not expose others to any potential illness. If you currently have a fever, sore throat or cough, or feel ill, please consider leaving the meeting and avoid contact with others.

For Your Convenience

There are water fountains, restrooms and an employee lounge with vending machines conveniently located down the hall from the board’s meeting room. When exiting the board’s meeting room, turn right and proceed to the end of the hallway. To prevent spills and stains on the carpet and furnishings, please do not bring food and beverages into the board meeting.


Occasionally there are more people desiring to attend a meeting than can be accommodated safely in the meeting room. If a chair is not available, please go to the overflow room, 038. This room is equipped to receive real-time audio and video from the meeting. (If you are a citizen desiring to address the board, the chair will call you into the meeting at the appropriate point in the agenda.)

Citizen Participation

The chair will recognize citizens addressing the board about an agenda item before calling for a vote on the item. Speakers must limit their remarks to the agenda item. Any written materials to be presented to the members of the board must be provided to a Board Relations staff member.

Citizens addressing the board on nonagenda items may make one appearance per meeting. To request to speak to the Board of Trustees at committee meetings, fill out the request form no later than two hours before the start of the first meeting of the day.

In lieu of addressing the board in person, a member of the public may make a written complaint to the board chair, who may request the chancellor to investigate the complaint or take other appropriate action.

About the Board

The board of trustees is the legislative and policy-making body for the college. To conduct business in an orderly and deliberative fashion, the board has set procedures to preserve the constitutionally guaranteed rights of free speech and petition and to avoid discrimination among views seeking expression. The board reserves the right to amend or waive any or all of these procedures by majority vote of its members.

Sec. 42.05. Disrupting Meeting or Procession

(a) A person commits an offense if, with intent to prevent or disrupt a lawful meeting, procession, or gathering, he obstructs or interferes with the meeting, procession, or gathering by physical action or verbal utterance.

(b) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.  Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.