Patrons who wish to discuss a matter regarding a specific school, teacher, or child are asked to begin at the level of closest concern.

  • Step One: Contact the teacher or guidance counselor.

  • Step Two: Contact the principal, especially if this is a school-wide issue.

  • Step Three: Contact the District Administrator responsible for the area of concern: Academic Achievement, Finance, Human Resources, etc.

  • Step Four Contact the Superintendent of Schools or designee.

Citizens wishing to communicate...

about a school district policy, finances, or other responsibilities that fall on the School Board members are encouraged to use one or more of these options:

  • Speak at an open forum which is held at the start of each monthly meeting.

  • Write a letter to the Board members and either mail it or bring it by the Central Administration office.

Mailing Address: Pine Tree ISD Board of Trustees, PO Box 5878, Longview, TX. 75608,
Physical Address: 1701 Pine Tree Road (across from the old Pirate Stadium)
Email: email the department

Mail will be forwarded to the member(s).

Types of Meetings

The following definitions clarify the various types of board meetings that may be conducted.

Regular Meeting - This is a business meeting held on a scheduled date (currently the second Monday of each month). Action may be taken.

Work Session - This is a meeting between Board members and staff to discuss items and to receive information. Public input may be solicited but no action may be taken.

Special Meeting - This is a business meeting held on a date other than the regularly scheduled meeting. Action may be taken.

Emergency Meeting - This is a business meeting scheduled with at least two hours notice to the public. An emergency meeting is usually called to address a situation which must be handled immediately. Action may be taken.

Closed Meeting - This is a meeting of the Board of Trustees which is not open to the public - only certain topics may be discussed such as property and personnel matters. No action may be taken.

Public Forum - This is a meeting to listen to public input. The forum may address a specific topic or may be a general information session to receive public input. This meeting may be held at individual schools or in the community. No action may be taken.

Retreat - This is a planning meeting between Board members and staff which could include a training session for Board members. No action may be taken.

Advanced Notices

Notices of all meetings are distributed in advance of the meeting to the news media and are posted at the front door of the Administration Building and are also available in the Superintendent's Office, and on Pine Tree ISD's Internet home page. Agendas including attachments are also available in the superintendent's office and Web page.