Thursday, June 9, 2016
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Wayne Schaper, Sr., a longtime Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees member who was formerly a district administrator, principal and teacher, will resign from his current Trustee position due to health reasons later this month.
He submitted a letter of resignation to SBISD Board of Trustees President Karen Peck on June 8. His resignation from Trustee Position No. 1 will be effective after the Board’s regular monthly meeting, which is scheduled Monday, June 27.
A living legend in the Spring Branch community as well as the school district, Mr. Schaper has served 55 continuous years as either a district employee or a Board member. He was first hired July 1, 1961, to teach math and serve as a coach at Landrum Junior High School.
Under state law, the Board of Trustees will act to accept his resignation during its workshop meeting on Monday, June 13. Mr. Schaper’s current three-year term will end in May 2017.
During Monday’s workshop meeting, Trustees will discuss and possibly take action on the procedure to fill the upcoming Board vacancy. Options available under state law include filling the vacancy by appointment until the next regular Trustee election or calling for a special election to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. In certain circumstances, a Trustee position may be left vacant until the next available general election.
Mr. Schaper has served 14 years as a Trustee, being first elected in 2002 and re-elected to four more terms. During Board service, he was Trustee President for three terms and also served as Vice President and Secretary. He has also served on numerous district committees and groups.
In his 55-year career, Mr. Schaper has known or worked with every Superintendent of Schools in SBISD, beginning with Dr. H.M. Landrum, who was the district’s first General Superintendent.