Recommendation for Appointment to the
Randolph Field Independent School District Board of Trustees
November 16, 2012
COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: CONSENT
SUMMARY: This item provides an opportunity for board consideration of an appointment to the board of trustees of the Randolph Field Independent School District. The appointment is necessary due to the vacancy of office for one board member.
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 of the 502nd Air Base Wing, has notified the commissioner of one vacancy which exists on the board of trustees of the Randolph Field Independent School District due to one term expiring at this time. Brigadier General Carter has provided three nominations for the vacancy and recommended the reappointment of Mrs. Glenda Solomon to fill the vacancy.
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 recommendation, it is recommended that the State Board of Education:
Approve the appointment of the candidate to serve a two-year term of office, from November 16, 2012 through November 15, 2014, on the Randolph Field Independent School District Board of Trustees.
Michael L. Williams
Commissioner of Education
Staff Member Responsible:
Ronald Rowell, Director, School Governance
I. Correspondence from the Brigadier General which includes
biographical information and supporting materials for each nominee