No public funds shall be paid to any employee of the District unless the employee takes the required oath of office. Education Code 2.06(a)
The oath of office shall be taken by the employee by signing a printed or written oath of office before an officer authorized to administer oaths in the State. Atty. Gen. Op. O-3799 (1941)
The oath may be administered and a certificate of the fact given by:
- A judge, clerk, or commissioner of any court of record.
- A notary public.
- A justice of the peace or clerk of a justice court.
- The Secretary of State of Texas.
- A member of the State Legislature.
- The Lieutenant Governor of Texas.
- The Governor of Texas.
Gov't Code 602.002, 602.006
I, ________________ do solemnly swear or affirm, that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of ____________ of the State of Texas, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States and of this State; and I furthermore solemnly swear or affirm, that I have not directly or indirectly paid, offered, or promised to pay, contributed, nor promised to contribute any money, or valuable thing, or promised any public office or employment, as a reward to secure my appointment or the confirmation thereof. So help me God.