Governor Reappoints Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim to State School Safety Board
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has reappointed Comal Independent School District (Comal ISD) Superintendent Andrew Kim to the Texas School Safety Center’s (TxSSC) board of directors.
The board reports to the governor, the legislature, the State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency regarding school safety and security, and advises the center on its function, budget and strategic planning initiatives.
“It’s a great honor for a superintendent from our district to be appointed to one of the governor’s boards,” said Kyle Biedermann, state representative for Texas House District 73.
Kim was first appointed to the board by Abbott in 2017 before being reconfirmed in 2019.
Besides serving on the TxSSC Board, Kim served as chair of the Policy Committee on Public Education Information (PCPEI); was selected to Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s School Superintendent Advisory in 2018; and was named by presiding Officer to the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability by Abbott in 2016.
Kim also is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators and Fast Schools Growth Coalition and the Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club. He received a bachelor of arts in Medieval Studies from Fordham University and a master’s degree in education administration from the University of Texas-Austin. Kim also is a graduate of the superintendent program at University of Texas-Arlington.
The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) is a research center at Texas State University which is tasked in Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code and the Governor’s Homeland Security Strategic Plan with key school safety initiatives and mandates. It serves as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of safety and security information through research, training and technical assistance for K-12 schools and junior colleges throughout the state of Texas
The 15-member board of directors advises the TxSSC, and while six of its members are required to serve on the board due to their governmental roles, such as the attorney general and the executive director of the Texas Youth Commission, the remaining nine members are appointed by the governor and represent various areas such as public schools.