|The 15-member State Board of Education sets policies and standards for Texas public schools. Term is four years.
|Sets curriculum standards; reviews and adopts textbooks; establishes graduation requirements.
Reviews rules for certifying educators; reviews proposals to award new charter schools.
The board oversees the Texas Permanent School Fund, an endowment that funds charter schools, pays for public school textbooks, and guarantees bonds issued by local school districts.
|No salary; eligible for reimbursement for expenses