Recommendation for Appointments to the
Fort Sam Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees
April 20, 2012
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 Fort Sam Houston 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 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 Theresa C. Carter, Commander, 502d Air Base Wing, Department of the Air Force has notified the commissioner of vacancies which exist on the board of trustees of the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District. The vacancies are due to the expiration of the term of office of Ms. Jane Crow and Ms. Anita “Jeanne” Warren. Brigadier General Theresa C. Carter has requested that Ms. Anita “Jeanne” Warren be reappointed and Dr. Eustace Lewis be appointed to fill the two 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 Brigadier General Theresa C. Carter’s recommendations, it is recommended that the State Board of Education:
Approve the appointment of two candidates to each serve a two-year term of office, from April 20, 2012 through April 19, 2014, on the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees.
Commissioner of Education
Staff Member Responsible:
Laura Taylor, Associate Commissioner
Accreditation and School Improvement
I. Correspondence from the base commander which includes biographical information and supporting materials for each nominee