November 2018 Committee on School Initiatives Item 1

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

November 16, 2018

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: CONSENT

SUMMARY:
This item provides an opportunity for committee and board consideration of one appointment to the board of trustees of the Boys Ranch Independent School District. The appointment is necessary due to the expiration of the term of office for 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 to appoint the board of trustees of special purpose school districts.

Under 19 TAC, §61.2, the chief executive officer of the Boys Ranch ISD is required to submit one nominee when a vacancy occurs on the school board.

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 special purpose districts, specifically Boys Ranch Independent School District. Trustees so appointed shall hold office for two years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. When a vacancy occurs, the chief executive officer of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch notifies the commissioner of education of such 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 chief executive officer submits the name of a nomination. The chief executive officer is required by 19 TAC §61.2 to provide one nomination to the State Board of Education. The nominee must be qualified under the general school laws of Texas.

Dan Adams, chief executive officer of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, has notified the commissioner of one vacancy which exists on the board of trustees of the Boys Ranch Independent School District due to the expiration of the term of office. Mr. Adams has provided one nominee for the vacancy and has recommended the re-appointment of Mr. Robert Marshall to fill the expiring term.

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.

OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: No other comments or related issues are presented.

MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED: The State Board of Education:

Based on Mr. Adams recommendation, approve the re-appointment of Mr. Robert Marshall to serve a term of office, from November 16, 2018, through November 16, 2020, on the Boys Ranch Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Staff Member Responsible:
Jeff Cottrill, Director
School Governance

Attachment:
Correspondence from the CEO/President Adams which includes biographical information and supporting materials for the nominee (This document is not posted because it contains personally identifiable information.)