Recommendation for Appointments to the
Boys Ranch Independent School District Board of Trustees
July 22, 2011
COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: CONSENT
SUMMARY: This item provides an opportunity for board consideration of appointments to the board of trustees of the Boys Ranch Independent School District. The appointments are necessary due to the expiration of the term of office for two board members.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (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 independent school districts created under its former authority to establish school districts. Trustees so appointed shall hold office until their successors are appointed and qualified.
Mr. Dan Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, has notified the commissioner of two vacancies which exist on the board of trustees of the Boys Ranch Independent School District. The vacancies are due to the expiration of the term of office of Mr. George Owen and Ms. Suzanne Wright. The CEO has requested that Mr. George Owen and Ms. Suzanne Wright be reappointed to fill these vacancies. Supporting documentation on the recommended candidates is included.
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 Mr. Dan Adams recommendation, it is recommended that the State Board of Education:
Approve the appointment of both candidates to serve a two-year term of office, from July 22, 2011 through July 21, 2013, on the Boys Ranch Independent School District Board of Trustees.
Commissioner of Education
Staff Member Responsible:
Laura Taylor, Associate Commissioner
I. Correspondence from Mr. Dan Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, which includes biographical information and supporting materials for the nominees