David Bradley resolution

WHEREAS David Bradley has faithfully served the people of Southeast Texas as the District 7 State Board of Education member for 22 years; and  
 WHEREAS citizens  have elected him to this important post in 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2014; and

WHEREAS during his tenure, Mr. Bradley nurtured the fledgling charter school movement; and

WHEREAS he helped the charter school system expand in size and strength; beginning with 20 charter holders and growing now to 176 charter holders that operate 704 charter school campuses;

WHEREAS Mr. Bradley has developed a reputation as a protector and defender of that Texas treasure known as the Permanent School Fund; and

WHEREAS Mr. Bradley has served as vice chair of the board and chaired the Committee on Planning and twice served as chair of the Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund, and

WHEREAS it is not “fuzzy math” when we say that the market value of the Permanent School Fund has grown 142 percent from $14 billion to $34 billion during Mr. Bradley’s tenure on the board, thanks to his careful stewardship and leadership; and

WHEREAS he has taken a great interest in the textbook adoption process, including personally checking the binding of one book that he found questionable;

WHEREAS Mr. Bradley has been known to enliven a board discussion with his rapier wit and to quietly tend to many fellow board members and staff with caring actions; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That David Bradley be commended for his efforts to nurture and diversify the Permanent School Fund and Bond Guarantee Program; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education express its gratitude and thanks to him for his long service to the board and his district, and be it further

RESOLVED, That the board wishes David Bradley nothing but fair winds and following seas in the years ahead.

WITNESS our signatures this sixteenth day of November, two thousand and eighteen, in Austin, Texas.


Donna Bahorich, Chair



Ruben Cortez, Jr., Secretary