Recommendation for Appointment to the
Lackland Independent School District Board of Trustees
April 15, 2011
COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: CONSENT
SUMMARY: This item provides an opportunity for board consideration of one appointment to the board of trustees of the Lackland Independent School District. The appointment is necessary due to the expiration of the term of office for one board member.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352, and 19 TAC §61.2.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: No previous board action has occurred on this item.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: The State Board of Education is statutorily authorized to appoint board members for military reservation independent school districts. Trustees so appointed shall hold office for two years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Enlisted military personnel may be appointed to the board; however, a majority must be civilians and all may be civilians. When a vacancy occurs on one of these boards, the base commander notifies the commissioner of education of such in compliance with TEC, §11.352, and provides at least three nominations pursuant to 19 TAC §61.2 to fill the vacancy. The nominations may or may not be ranked in order of preference. All nominees must be qualified under the general school laws of Texas and live or be employed on the military reservation.
Brigadier General Leonard A. Patrick, Commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing, has notified the commissioner of one vacancy which exists on the board of trustees of the Lackland Independent School District due to the expiration of the term of office for MSgt Elizabeth Morales. Brigadier General Patrick has provided three nominations for the vacancy:
MSgt Elizabeth Morales, Major Risa Riepma, and Major Candy Wilson to fill MSgt Elizabeth Morales’ position.
FISCAL IMPACT: No fiscal impact to the state will occur.
PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: Both the public and the students will benefit by having qualified individuals appointed to the board of trustees.
PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: No procedural or reporting implications exist.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: No public comments are presented.
ALTERNATIVES: No alternatives are suggested.
OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: No other comments or related issues are presented.
COMMISSIONER'S RECOMMENDATION: Based on Brigadier General Leonard A. Patrick’s recommendation, it is recommended that the State Board of Education:
Approve the appointment of a candidate to serve a two-year term of office, from April 15, 2011 through April 14, 2013, on the Lackland Independent School District Board of Trustees.
Commissioner of Education
Staff Members Responsible:
Ray Glynn, Deputy Commissioner
School District Leadership and Educator Quality
Laura Taylor, Associate Commissioner
I. Correspondence from base commander which includes biographical information and supporting materials for each nominee