September 2017 General Meeting

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
AUSTIN, TEXAS

September 15, 2017
9 a.m.

William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104
1701 N. Congress Avenue

Student Performance

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Approval of Minutes
State Board of Education, June 23, 2017

1. Resolutions and Presentations

Resolution honoring the 2017 National Geographic Bee Winner
(No Exhibit)

Heroes for Children, State Board of Education Districts 1-15
(No Exhibit)

Public Testimony - Individual testimony will be taken to address items other than those on the board agenda. The procedures for registering and taking public testimony at State Board of Education committee meetings and general board meetings are provided online.

2. Approval of Consent Agenda

Any agenda item may be placed on the Consent Agenda by any State Board of Education committee.

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD

3. Approval of Clarification Questions and Answers for Proclamation 2019 Questions and Answers

Proclamation 2019 was issued by the State Board of Education (SBOE) in April 2017. Proclamation 2019 Questions and Answers was approved by the SBOE in July 2017. This item gives the board the opportunity to approve two questions and their corresponding answers to add clarity to the original document. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022.

4. Review and Revision of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Health Education

This item provides the opportunity for the committee to discuss review and revision of the health education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and consider requesting that the commissioner prepare a study of the current health education standards that would be used as a guide for the SBOE review and revision of the health education TEKS. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION

5. Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter D, Other Science Courses, §112.71, Principles of Technology (One Physics Credit), and §112.72, Other Courses for Which Students May Receive Science Credit
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization the proposed repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter D, Other Science Courses, §112.71, Principles of Technology (One Physics Credit), and §112.72, Other Courses for Which Students May Receive Science Credit. The proposed repeal would remove rules that are duplicative of other State Board of Education (SBOE) rules and are no longer necessary. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102, 28.002, and 28.025, as amended by House Bill (HB) 3593 and Senate Bill (SB) 826, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017.

6. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education, Subchapter C, Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, §130.121, Extended Practicum in Fashion Design (Two to Three Credits), Adopted 2015
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education, Subchapter C, Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, §130.121, Extended Practicum in Fashion Design (Two to Three Credits), Adopted 2015. The proposed amendment would change the amount of credit offered for the course to be consistent with other extended practicum courses. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102, 28.002, and 28.025, as amended by House Bill (HB) 3593 and Senate Bill (SB) 826, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017.

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE/PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND

7. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 105, Foundation School Program, Subchapter A, Definitions, §105.1, Rules for the Definition of Tax Levy and Tax Collection
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 105, Foundation School Program, Subchapter A, Definitions, §105.1, Rules for the Definition of Tax Levy and Tax Collection. The proposed amendment would ensure that the definition of tax collections for purposes of the Texas Education Code (TEC), §42.004, and as used in issuing additional state aid for ad valorem tax credits under the TEC, §42.2515, complies with Texas Tax Code, Chapter 313. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority for this action is the TEC, §42.004.

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES

8. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 157, Hearings and Appeals, Subchapter D, Independent Hearing Examiners, §157.41, Certification Criteria for Independent Hearing Examiners
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 157, Hearings and Appeals, Subchapter D, Independent Hearing Examiners, §157.41, Certification Criteria for Independent Hearing Examiners. The proposed amendment would allow the commissioner of education to decline to recertify an independent hearing examiner even if a written complaint from an attorney has not been received, add a factor that the commissioner may consider in the decision whether to recertify, and specify that the commissioner can take action against an independent hearing examiner's certification for violating statutory requirements. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §21.252.

9. Review of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter B, General Certification Requirements, §230.11, General Requirements

This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review a State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule action that would amend 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter B, General Certification Requirements, §230.11, General Requirements. The proposed amendment would specify the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) and the minimum scaled scores required for each section of the test to demonstrate English language proficiency for a candidate whose degree was earned outside the United States in a country where the official language is not English. The proposed amendment would also allow a candidate to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement if the candidate's degree was earned in a country outside of the United States where English is the official language as identified in proposed Figure: 19 TAC §230.11(b)(5)(C). The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapter B, §230.11, is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.003(a), 21.031, and 21.041(b)(1), (4), and (5).

10. Review of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 232, General Certification Provisions, Subchapter A, Certificate Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requirements, §232.9, Inactive Status and Late Renewal

This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review a State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule action that would amend 19 TAC Chapter 232, General Certification Provisions, Subchapter A, Certificate Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requirements, §232.9, Inactive Status and Late Renewal, which would clarify procedures used by the automated system to process late applications submitted for standard certificate renewal. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 232, Subchapter A, is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.003(a), 21.0031(f), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (9), and 21.054.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS POSTED FOR DISCUSSION ON COMMITTEE AGENDAS
Committee chairs may provide an update about discussion items considered during the current meeting by any standing committee or ad hoc committee.

REPORTS OF OTHER STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND CONCERNS IN INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS
Members of the State Board of Education may present information regarding agenda items or other relevant information about public education.

Information Materials

1. State Board of Education Operating Rules, Amended January 31, 2017

2. Registration Form for Public Testimony at State Board of Education Meetings

3. Current Status of the Permanent School Fund

4. 2017-2021 Rule Review Plan for State Board of Education Rules

This item outlines the rule review plan for State Board of Education (SBOE) rules during the period of September 2017 through August 2021. Texas Government Code, §2001.039, requires an ongoing four-year rule review of existing state agency rules, including SBOE rules. The rule review requirement is designed to ensure that the reason for initially adopting or readopting a rule continues to exist.