June 2017 Committee on School Initiatives
June 22, 2017
Members: Barbara Cargill, Chair; Marisa B. Perez-Diaz, Vice Chair; Ruben Cortez, Jr;
Keven Ellis; Marty Rowley. 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 the Commissioner of Education’s Generation 22 Charter Proposals
This item provides the committee and board an opportunity to review the commissioner’s list of proposed Subchapter D Open-Enrollment Charter Schools scheduled to open in school year 2018-2019. If awarded, the charters will have an initial five-year term with a July 31, 2023 contract end date. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §12.101.
COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION
2. Discussion of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 157, Hearings and Appeals, Subchapter D, Independent Hearing Examiners, §157.41, Certification Criteria for Independent Hearing Examiners
This item provides the opportunity for the committee to discuss 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 is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §21.252.
COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION