FORT WORTH ISD BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESIDENT RESIGNS
Fort Worth, Texas - Fort Worth ISD Board of Education President Raymond G. Dickerson has resigned his position effective Thursday, December 8, 2011. In his letter to Board Secretary Dr. T.A. Sims, Mr. Dickerson cited health issues as the reason for his decision.
“While I am grateful to all who have offered their support and encouragement, I have concluded that it is imperative that I resign after consultation with my family, medical team, close friends and advisors,” Mr. Dickerson wrote.
He was first elected to the Fort Worth ISD Board of Trustees in June, 2008. Originally from Arizona, he settled in Texas following graduation from Texas A&M University where he lettered in varsity baseball. Mr. Dickerson is a retired bank executive. He and his wife, Courtney, have five grown children and six grandchildren. They make their home in a Fort Worth neighborhood but also enjoy their Parker County farm.
Fort Worth ISD Board policy BBC (LOCAL) provides for succession of the Board president. That policy stipulates:
If a vacancy occurs in the office of the President and more than
one year remains in the President’s term, the Board shall fill the
vacancy not later than 180 days after the vacancy occurs as follows:
1. The remaining Board members may select a current Board
member. Any vacancy on the Board created by such an appointment
shall be filled according to BBC (LEGAL); or
2. The remaining Board members may select any qualified person.
Any individual appointed to the office of President must
have been a resident of the state of Texas for 12 months and
a resident of the District for six months prior to the appointment
in accordance with Education Code 11.060(a) [see also
BBA (LEGAL)]; or
3. In accordance with Education Code 11.060(c), the remaining
Board members may order a special election to fill the vacancy.
The special election is conducted in the same manner
as a District general election, except as provided by the Election
Code. [See also BBC (LEGAL)]
If less than one year remains in the President’s term, the Board
may fill the position as provided above or may choose not to fill the
vacancy until the next regular election.
The next scheduled Board election is May, 2013. The Board of Education is scheduled to meet next on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.
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