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June 2021 Committee on School Initiatives Item 1

Recommendation for Reappointment to the Boys Ranch Independent School District Board of Trustees

June 25, 2021


SUMMARY: This item provides an opportunity for the board to consider one reappointment to the board of trustees of Boys Ranch Independent School District (ISD). The reappointment is necessary due to the expiration of the term of office of one board member.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §61.2.

TEC, §11.352 authorizes the State Board of Education (SBOE) to appoint school board members in special purpose school districts.

The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: The SBOE is statutorily authorized to appoint board members for ISDs created under its authority to establish school districts. Trustees so appointed hold office until their successors are appointed and qualified. When a vacancy occurs, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch notifies the commissioner of education of the vacancy in compliance with TEC, §11.352. The CEO submits resumes and other documents verifying that individuals are qualified to hold the position as well as a statement that the individual would accept the position if appointed. The CEO is required by 19 TAC §61.2 to provide one nomination to the SBOE. The nominee must be qualified under the general school laws of Texas.

Mr. Dan Adams, president and CEO of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, has notified the commissioner of one upcoming vacancy on the board of trustees of the Boys Ranch ISD. The vacancy is due to the expiration of the term of Jacque Branch. The CEO has requested that Ms. Jacque Branch be reappointed for another two-year term. Supporting documentation for the recommended candidate is attached.

MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED: The State Board of Education:

Based on Mr. Dan Adams’ recommendation, approve the reappointment of Ms. Jacque Branch to serve a two-year term of office from June 25, 2021 to June 25, 2023, on the Boys Ranch ISD Board of Trustees.

Staff Members Responsible:     
Christopher Lucas, Director, Policy, Planning, and Operations, Governance and Accountability
Morris Lyon, Senior Governance Advisor, Governance and Accountability

Correspondence from Mr. Dan Adams, president and chief executive officer of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch that includes biographical information and supporting material for the nominee