January 26, 2021 General Meeting Item 1

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

January 26, 2021

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: ACTION

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 State Board of Education may hold a reception in Room 1-104. 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.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION:  A swearing-in ceremony for SBOE members was last held on January 28, 2019.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: SBOE members are elected from single-member districts and serve two-year terms of office. Board members for districts 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, and 15 were elected on November 3, 2020.

Staff Member Responsible:
Monica Martinez, Associate Commissioner, Standards and Support Services