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January 31, 2023 SBOE General Meeting Item 5

Announcement of Membership of Committees

January 31, 2023


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.107, at the board's first regular meeting after the election and qualification of new members, the board shall organize. This item provides the opportunity for the chair to announce appointments to the committees of the State Board of Education (SBOE).

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.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: Current SBOE operating rules, §1.2(e), specifies that the officers of the board shall request in writing the committee choices of the members ranked in order of preference and shall make committee assignments in the public view for terms of two years at the organizational meeting after the qualification of new members as the next order of business following adoption of rules and election of officers. Vacancies shall be filled in a similar fashion. In addition to preference, the officers of the board shall also consider seniority (total years of service), ethnicity, gender balance, and relevant qualifications specific to a committee assignment in making committee assignments.

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