November 2019 Consent Agenda

CONSENT AGENDA
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
November 15, 2019


(1)    Approval of Costs to Administer the 2019–2020 State-Developed Assessments to Private School Students

Texas Education Code, §39.033, allows a private school to voluntarily assess its students with the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) and the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) assessments. The State Board of Education (SBOE) must approve the per-student cost to private schools, which may not exceed the cost of administering the same assessment to a student enrolled in a public-school district. This item requests approval of these costs for the 2019–2020 school year. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §39.033.

(2)    Ratification of the Purchases and Sales of the Investment Portfolio of the Permanent School Fund for the Months of August and September 2019

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to consider approval of the purchases and sales of investments executed in the portfolio of the Permanent School Fund for the months of August and September 2019. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33. 

(3)    Adoption of Review of 19 TAC Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, Subchapter A, State Board of Education Rules
(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 review of 19 TAC Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, Subchapter A, State Board of Education Rules. The rules being reviewed establish definitions, requirements, and procedures for the investment of the Permanent School Fund (PSF).The statutory authority for the rule review is the Texas Government Code (TGC), §2001.039. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 33 is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(31) and (33), 43.0031-43.004, and 45.051-45.063; TGC, §2263.004; and the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(f).
 
(4)    Authorization to Issue a Request for Qualifications for Bond Guarantee Program Counsel for the Permanent School Fund

This item provides the opportunity for the committee and board to approve the issuance of a request for qualifications for legal counsel for the Bond Guarantee Program (BGP) of the Permanent School Fund. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, Texas Education Code (TEC), §45.051-§45.063, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

(5)    Review of the Permanent School Fund Liquid Account

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to review the bill requirements contained in House Bill (HB) 4388, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019.  The committee will consider implementation of the liquid account. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, Texas Education Code (TEC), §43.0052, Natural Resource Code (NRC), §§32.068, 51.402, and 51.414, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.
 
(6)    Recommendation for Appointments to the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees

This item provides an opportunity for board consideration of three appointments to the board of trustees of the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District. The appointments are necessary due to the expiration of the term of office for three board members. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352 and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §61.2.