Election of State Board of Education Officers
January 19, 2011
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: ACTION
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.107, at the first regular meeting after the election and qualification of new State Board of Education (SBOE) members, the board shall elect by separate votes a vice chair and a secretary. The vice chair and secretary of the board will be elected to serve for terms of two years and until their successors are elected.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: TEC, §7.107.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: At the January 2009 meeting, Lawrence A. Allen, Jr. was elected vice chair and Terri Leo was elected secretary.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: The chair of the board is appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Texas Senate, for a two-year term of office. The chair holds over in the position until a new chair is appointed and confirmed by the Texas Senate.
The other offices of the board – the vice chair and secretary – are elected by the board in separate votes. They serve two-year terms and continue to serve until their successors are elected.
FISCAL IMPACT: None.
PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: Election of a vice chair and a secretary will enable the board to organize and perform its statutory duties relating to public education.
PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: None.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.
BOARD ACTION: Elect a vice chair and a secretary as required by the TEC, §7.107.
Commissioner of Education