By: Mowery H.J.R. No. 34
A JOINT RESOLUTION
proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the structure,
powers, and duties of the State Board of Education.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 8, Article VII, Texas Constitution, is
amended to read as follows:
Sec. 8. The [
Legislature shall provide by law for a] State
Board of Education consists of[ , whose] members [ shall be appointed
or] elected from districts contiguous with the boundaries of
congressional districts in this state who[ in such manner and by
such authority and] shall serve staggered four-year [ for such]
terms[ as the Legislature shall prescribe not to exceed six years].
The [ said] board shall:
(1) administer and direct public education in this
(2) appoint a commissioner of education to serve at
the will of the board;
(3) appoint board officers, including the presiding
(4) perform such duties as may be prescribed by law.
SECTION 2. This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 4, 2003.
The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
proposition: "The constitutional amendment relating to the
structure, powers, and duties of the State Board of Education."