January 28, 2020 Committee of the Full Board

TUESDAY

January 28, 2020

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.    Presentation by the Texas Teachers of the Year and Superintendent of the Year

The 2020 Texas Teachers of the Year and the 2019 Texas Superintendent of the Year will offer  their perspectives on the state of Texas education.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

2.    Commissioner’s Comments

This item provides an opportunity for the board to be briefed on current agenda items, agency operations, policy implementation, and public education-related legislation.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

3.    Public Hearing on Proposed New African American Studies Course

A public hearing before the State Board of Education (SBOE) is scheduled for Tuesday, January 28, 2020, in the William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104. Testimony will be presented regarding the proposed addition of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a new high school African American studies course. Due to the anticipated volume of testimony, oral testimony will be limited to two minutes per person. Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a) and (c), and 28.025(a).    

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

4.    One-Time Procedural Action to Correct Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials

At the November 15, 2019 meeting, the State Board of Education (SBOE) approved for second reading and final adoption proposed revisions to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials. In response to public comment, the SBOE voted to amend 19 TAC §66.28(d)(2). For the rules to comply with the intent of the SBOE, the amendment should have been made to 19 TAC §66.28(d)(7). This item requests that the SBOE take a one-time action to amend the motion made at the November 15, 2019 meeting to reinstate the sentence "Samples of submitted prekindergarten materials must match the format of the products to be provided to schools upon ordering" in §66.28(d)(2) and remove the sentence "Samples of adopted prekindergarten materials must match the format of the products to be provided to schools upon ordering" from §66.28(d)(7). Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§31.002, 31.003; 31.023, and 31.035, and House Bill (HB) 3526, Section 5, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017.    

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

5.    Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.12, Foundation High School Program, and §74.13, Endorsements
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)
 


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed amendments to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.11, High School Graduation Requirements, §74.12, Foundation High School Program, and §74.13, Endorsements. The proposed amendments would update the rules to align with the requirements of House Bill (HB) 678, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, and revisions to career and technical education (CTE) programs of study. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a) and (c), and 28.025(a) and (c-1).  

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

6.    Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter C, High School, and Subchapter D, Other Social Studies Courses
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter C, High School, and Subchapter D, Other Social Studies Courses, to add Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a new African American studies ethnic studies course, to renumber sections, and to update references to course numbers and titles to reflect recent revisions to the social studies TEKS. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a) and (c), and 28.025(a).    

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

7.    Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, and Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter C, High School, and Subchapter D, Other Technology Applications Courses, and Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education, Subchapter A, Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Subchapter C, Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Subchapter K, Information Technology, and Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and Subchapter Q, Energy. The proposed revisions would update the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) to align with recent legislation requiring the board to consolidate high school technology applications TEKS into career and technical education (CTE) TEKS and eliminate TEKS for duplicative courses. The proposed revisions would also update the TEKS for CTE to add a new career cluster in energy to align with revised programs of study. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a) and (c), and 28.025(a).    

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION