September 2016 Committee on School Initiatives

THURSDAY

September 15, 2016
9 a.m.

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES - Room 1-111
Members: Marty Rowley, Chair; Martha M. Dominguez, Vice Chair; Donna Bahorich; Erika Beltran; Ruben Cortez, Jr. A quorum of the State Board of Education may attend the committee meeting and discuss items on the committee agenda.


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. Review of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates, Subchapter A, Admission to Educator Preparation Programs

This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule actions that would amend 19 TAC Chapter 227, Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates, Subchapter A, Admission to Educator Preparation Programs. The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§227.1, 227.5, 227.10, 227.15, 227.17, 227.19, and 227.20 would include changes to provide clarification to questions that Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff has received from educator preparation programs (EPPs) and applicants to EPPs. In addition, the proposed amendments would clarify minimum standards for all EPPs, allow for flexibility, and ensure consistency among EPPs in the state. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 227, Subchapter A, is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.031, 21.044(a) and (g)(3), 21.0441, 21.049(a), and 21.050(a).

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

2. Charter School Updates

The director of the Charter School Administration Division will present to the committee any updates on the timeline for the Generation Twenty-Two Open-Enrollment Charter School Application.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

3. Training New and Existing Members of Local School Boards

This item will provide the committee an opportunity to discuss the requirements for training new and existing members of local school boards, particularly as it relates to the monitoring and assimilation of data on student outcomes, along with possible changes in the current requirements for qualifying providers of training of local school boards. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.159.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION