January 29, 2020 Committee of the Full Board

WEDNESDAY
January 29, 2020 

1:00 p.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.    Amendments to Proclamation 2021 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials 

This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to amend Proclamation 2021 to reflect revisions to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 66, State Adoption of Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials adopted by the SBOE in November 2019. Proclamation 2021 calls for instructional materials for prekindergarten. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022.    

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


2.    Update on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Review

This item provides the opportunity for staff to present an update on the review of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). The item also provides the opportunity for the board to provide additional guidance to TEKS and ELPS review work groups. 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

3.    Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter B,  Special Purpose School Districts, §61.101, Applicability of State Law for Special Purpose School Districts
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed new 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter B, Special Purpose School Districts, §61.101, Applicability of State Law for Special Purpose School Districts, to identify provisions of the Texas Education Code (TEC) that are not applicable to the special-purpose school districts operated by Texas Tech University and The University of Texas at Austin. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.351.    

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


4.    Discussion of Proclamation 2022 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials 

This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to discuss the schedule of events and instructional materials to be included in Proclamation 2022. Instructional materials submitted in response to Proclamation 2022 would be scheduled for adoption by the SBOE in November 2021. Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022.    

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

5.     Discussion of Character Traits Instruction 

This item provides the opportunity for the board to discuss the integration of positive character traits into the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for kindergarten through grade 12 in accordance with House Bill (HB) 1026, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019. Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a) and (c), and 29.906 as amended by HB 1026, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019.    

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

6.     Discussion of Perkins Reauthorization and State Plan 

This item provides the opportunity for the committee to hear an update on the reauthorization of federal Perkins funding and the four-year career and technical education plan for the state of Texas in compliance with the reauthorization. Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.109.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

7.    Discussion of Pending Litigation

The State Board of Education may 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:

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