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January 31, 2023 SBOE General Meeting Item 1

Swearing-in Ceremony for Members of the State Board of Education

January 31, 2023


SUMMARY: Oaths of office will be administered to the newly elected State Board of Education (SBOE) members during a ceremony. After the swearing-in ceremony, the SBOE may hold a reception in the lobby of the William B. Travis building. No official SBOE business will be discussed if there is a reception.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.107(b).

TEC, §7.107(b) requires the SBOE to organize, adopt operating rules, and elect a vice chair and secretary at the first meeting after an election and qualification of new members.

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

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: A swearing-in ceremony for SBOE members was last held on January 26, 2021.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: SBOE members are elected from single-member districts and serve two-year or four-year terms of office. Board members for districts 1 through 15 were elected on November 8, 2022.

Staff Member Responsible:
Yolanda M. Walker, Executive Director, State Board of Education Support