January 2016 Committee of the Full Board Wednesday

WEDNESDAY
January 27, 2016

9 a.m.

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD - Room 1-104

Public Testimony - Individual testimony will be taken at the time the related item comes up for committee discussion or action. The procedures for registering and taking public testimony at State Board of Education committee meetings and general board meetings are provided online.

1. Adoption of Review of 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials, and Subchapter C, Local Operations
(Adoption of Review)
 

Texas Government Code, §2001.039, establishes a four-year rule review cycle for all state agency rules, including State Board of Education (SBOE) rules. This item presents the adoption of the review of 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials, and Subchapter C, Local Operations. The rules being reviewed establish procedures for the adoption, purchase, and distribution of instructional materials. The statutory authority for the rule review is the Texas Government Code, §2001.039. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 66 is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(23) and §31.003.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

2. Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials, and Subchapter C, Local Operations
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials, and Subchapter C, Local Operations. The proposed revisions would update rules related to state review and adoption of instructional materials as well as ordering and distribution of instructional materials. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102, 31.003-31.005, 31.022, 31.0221, 31.023, 31.024, 31.0241, 31.0242, 31.026, 31.0261, 31.027, 31.030, 31.035, 31.101, 31.103, 31.104, and 31.151.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

3. Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)
 

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, to update the rules and to align with recent legislative changes. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.025(a), (b-1)-(b-3), (b-12), (b-13), (b-19), (c-1)-(c-3), (c-5), and (e-1).

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

4. Commissioner's Comments 

This item provides an opportunity for the board to be briefed on current agenda items, the operations and Texas Education Agency policies, and to be provided an update on implementation of public education-related legislation.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

5. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter C, High School, §113.49, Personal Financial Literacy (One-Half Credit), Adopted 2016
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter C, High School, §113.49, Personal Financial Literacy (One-Half Credit), Adopted 2016. The proposal would add Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a new personal financial literacy one-half credit elective course. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, 28.0021, and 28.025.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

6. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.6, College and Career Readiness and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Alignment
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.6, College and Career Readiness and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Alignment. The proposal would adopt charts indicating the alignment of the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), as required by House Bill (HB) 1613, 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2015. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.008, as amended by HB 1613, 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2015.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

7. Discussion of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency

This item provides the opportunity for staff to brief committee members on the responses to the Request for Proposals (RFP) that was issued to solicit a test provider(s) for the Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency and for the committee to provide guidance to staff regarding selection of a provider(s). Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.111.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

8. Proposed Approval of Process for Streamlining Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

This item provides the opportunity for the committee to review and approve a process to be used by the board in streamlining the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for science and social studies. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.002.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

9. Update on the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability

The committee will receive an update on the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

10. Update on the Public School Network Capabilities Study

This item provides an opportunity for staff to give the committee an overview of the Public School Network Capabilities Study that was required by House Bill (HB) 1926, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(24) and §32.001.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

11. Discussion of Item Development for the Texas Assessment Program

At the request of board members, this item provides an opportunity for the board to discuss with the agency item development for the state’s mathematics assessments. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.021, 28.0211, 39.023, 39.025; Senate Bill (SB) 103, Section 9, 76th Texas Legislature, 1999; and Office of Attorney General (OAG) Opinion No: JC-0478.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

12. Discussion of Pending Litigation

The State Board of Education will enter executive session in accordance with the Texas Government Code, §551.071(1)(A), to discuss pending and contemplated litigation with the general counsel, legal staff, and, if necessary, attorney(s) from the Attorney General's Office. The Committee of the Full Board will meet in Room 1-103 to discuss this item.

Cases to be discussed may include:

The Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition, et al; Calhoun County ISD, et al; Edgewood ISD, et al; Fort Bend ISD, et al; Texas Charter School Association, et al. vs. Michael Williams, Commissioner of Education, in his official capacity; Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, in her official capacity; Texas State Board of Education. District Court of Travis County, Cause No. D-1-GN-003130;

Lyondell Chemical Company, No. 09-10023; Edward S. Weisfelner, as Trustee of the LB Creditor Trust v. Morgan Stanley, Adv. Pro. No. 10-04609 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) and Edward S. Weisfelner, as Trustee of the LB Litigation Trust v. Holmes, Adv. Pro. No. 10-05525 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.);

Tribune Company, No. 08-13141; The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Tribune Company v. Fitzsimmons, Adv. Pro. No. 10-54010 (Bankr. D. Del);

Deutsche Bank v Bank of America, No. 3:11-CV-01175-F (N. D. Tex., Dallas Div.) and Deutsche Bank v. Employees Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas, No. 3:11-CV-1167-F; ( N. D. Tex. Dallas Div. ) CONSOLIDATED in: In re: Tribune Company Fraudulent Conveyance Litigation; No. 11-MD-2296 Consolidated Multidistrict Action (S.D.N.Y.); and

any other litigation arising after the date of posting or reasonably contemplated as of the date of the board meeting.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION