Together with the Commissioner of Education, the State Board of Education oversees the Texas public school system.
The duties of the fifteen-member State Board are critical to the future of Texas:
- setting academic standards for Texas public schools;
- approving textbooks for use by Texas students and teachers; and
- overseeing the investment of the Permanent School Fund, an endowment for purchasing schoolbooks.
You can visit the State Board of Education website by clicking on this link.
About SBOE District 3
SBOE District 3 includes all of San Antonio and other cities within Loop 410 and runs south to the Valley along U.S. Highway 281.
The counties in SBOE District 3 are Atascosa, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Duval, Frio, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Medina, and Wilson.
A total of 72 school districts fall wholly or partly within SBOE District 3.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2000 there were 1.4 million persons living within SBOE District 3; of these, 424,000 were school age or younger (less than 18 years old).
You can view an SBOE district map.