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?

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.

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
(Interim Superintendent)
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
(Interim Superintendent)
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
(Interim Superintendent)
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)
Professional Learning Comprehensive TeamStaff
Professional Learning Comprehensive Team
The purpose of the team is to ensure the professional learning that is being offered thinks about the end user and works to lessen duplicated efforts. This team is comprised of various department leaders.Gaya Jefferson
(Professional Learning)
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.Sari McCoy
(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)