District Committees


Richardson ISD partners with district stakeholders to form committees for district initiatives throughout the year.

Interested in serving on a committee in RISD?

Please note that the committee interest form for the 2022-23 school year has closed.

RISD has opportunities for parents or guardians, community members and business owners, to be engaged through various committees. If you are interested in serving, please fill out the form below. RISD will contact those interested, as the need arises.

Please note that the committee interest form for the 22-23 school year has closed.

District Committees

Name of CommitteeCommittee MembershipPurpose of CommitteeCommittee Chair
Calendar CommitteeStaff and Parents
2022-2023 Calendar Committee
To make a recommendation to the BOT for the upcoming year’s calendar (Meets annually)Tabitha Branum
District Planning CommitteeStaff, Parents, Community
District Planning Committee 2021
To provide feedback to the district related to the District Improvement Plan (Meets twice annually)Tabitha Branum
District of InnovationStaff, Parents, CommunityTo create and make a formal recommendation to the BOT for the District of Innovation Plan (Meets every 3 years)Tabitha Branum
SHACStaff, Parents, Community
School Health Advisory Council
Advisory council appointed by the school district to serve at the district level in coordination with TEA, Texas Health and Human Services and Texas Legislature. It is made up of parents, community members, students, and school staff working together to improve the health of ALL students and families through coordinated school health programs.Kellie Sellers
(Health & P.E.)
Equity CouncilStudents, Staff, Community
Equity Council Committee
Provide oversight for equity goals and timelineAngie Lee
(Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)
Community Engagement Action TeamStaff, Parents, Community
Community Engagement Action Team
To support the district’s Strategic Plan 2017 and to ensure all RISD families, businesses and community partners are fully engaged in the district’s mission, goals and objectives for community engagement.Melissa Heller
(Strategy & Engagement)
Parent Safety and Security CommitteeStaff and ParentsTo review district practices for safety and security at our campuses.Cedric Ingram
Sandra Hayes
(Safety & Security)
Facilities Action TeamCommunity and Staff
Facilities Action Team 2020
Strategic Planning Committee focused on facility conditions.Sandra Hayes
James Watson
ALS Advisory CommitteeCommunity, Staff, Students
Advanced Learning Advisory Committee
Provide feedback and perspective to ongoing work in the area of advanced learning which includes AVID, any advanced courses, advanced testing, and gifted servicesElizabeth Swaner
(Advanced Learning)
Instructional Materials Allocation Central CommitteeCommunity, Staff
Instructional Materials Allocation Central Committee
Evaluate the recommendation of the IMA subcommittee and determine recommendation for adoption of resources to the Board of TrusteesMonica Simonds
(Advanced Learning)
CTE Advisory CommitteeStaff, Students, CommunityProvide feedback on career programming offered to students district-wide. Recommends adjustments based on student and industry needs. Provides insight to advancements and projections of industry specific labor market needs.Creighton Bryan
(Career & Technical Education)
Drug and Violence Prevention CommitteeStaff and Community
Drug & Violence Prevention Committee
Purpose: Bring together various RISD stakeholders in order to evaluate, adjust and promote various drug and violence promotion programming for students, staff and community.Joe Miniscalco
(Student Services)
Technology Advisory CommitteeStaff, Students, Parents, Community, Business Partners, and College/University RepresentativesThe Technology Advisory Committee will provide critical input in the development of the district’s Long Range Plan for Technology. The committee will also study and discuss current initiatives, emerging trends, and future needs.Henry Hall