AUSTIN (AP) – The State Board of Education convenes for its first meeting since November’s election reshaped its ranks.
The election, however, did little to change its heavily Republican makeup.READ MORE: 'Take Matters In Her Own Hands,' Amid Claims Of Abuse, Murder Suspect Shohreh Rachelle Polozadeh Admits Killing Quincey Brooks
Wednesday kicks off three days of meetings and featuring seven new board members. Dallas Republican Geraldine Miller is returning after losing her re-election bid in 2010. In all, the board has 10 Republicans and five Democrats.
The meeting will feature remarks by Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams, and see board members draw straws to see if they’ll serve 2- or 4-year terms.READ MORE: Dallas Police Officer Tyrone Williams Jr. Arrested, Charged With Sexual Assault Of A Child
Republican Barbara Cargill of The Woodlands is the board’s chairwoman, but members will choose a vice chairman and secretary.
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