The School Land Board (SLB) was established in 1939 by the 46th Legislature to manage the sale and mineral leasing of Permanent School Fund (PSF) lands. The SLB’s responsibilities include approving land sales, trades and exchanges, and the purchase of land for the PSF. In addition to this, the SLB issues permits, leases and easements for uses of state-owned submerged land. The SLB is composed of three members.

The Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office serves as Chairman of the SLB and is joined by two citizen members. One citizen member is appointed by the Governor while the other is appointed by the Attorney General.

Citizen members serve two-year terms, and may be reappointed, while the Commissioner serves during his/her term in office.

The SLB meets as needed on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, but may call special meetings if necessary.

SLB meetings are open to the public and since 2005 have been webcast live. SLB meeting agendas are posted in the Texas Register and can be accessed via the Texas Secretary of State website. Agendas must be posted seven working days prior to a SLB meeting.

Upcoming Meeting

August 4, 2015 - 10:00 am
Stephen F. Austin Bldg Room 170
1700 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701


  • George P. Bush, Chairman // January 2015 - Present (Ex officio)
  • David S. Herrmann // November 2001 – August 2015
  • Thomas Orr, Jr. // September 2011 – August 2015