87R27345 KSM-D
  By: Jetton H.R. No. 1405
         WHEREAS, Grayle James completed her noteworthy nine-year
  tenure as a trustee of the Fort Bend Independent School District in
  May 2021; and
         WHEREAS, Elected to the first of three terms in 2012,
  Ms. James served for two years as president of the board and went on
  to serve as secretary; she also chaired both the Vision and Planning
  and the Policy Committees, and she earned master trustee
  certification from the Texas Association of School Boards; in 2017,
  the board received the H-E-B Excellence in Education School Board
  Award, and it received a favorable program management audit in
  2019; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. James is a director for the Gulf Coast Area
  Association of School Boards; in addition, she is a founding member
  and vice president of Go Public for the Gulf Coast region; before
  joining the school board, she volunteered for years at a number of
  district schools, and she served on several FBISD committees, among
  them the Parent Advisory, Health Advisory, and Discipline Advisory
  Committees; she brought to her many roles experience gained during
  her years as a high school science teacher in California; and
         WHEREAS, Dedicated to area youth, Ms. James has served on the
  board of Fort Bend Cares, and she has given generously of her time
  and talents to such organizations as the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto
  Council and the Sugar Land Girls Softball Association; she and her
  husband, David, are the parents of three FBISD graduates; and
         WHEREAS, Grayle James has provided outstanding leadership
  throughout her time on the school board, and her contributions have
  earned her the admiration and gratitude of her fellow citizens;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby honor Grayle James for her exemplary service as
  a trustee of the Fort Bend Independent School District and extend to
  her sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Ms. James as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.