Feb. 1, 2019 SBOE General Meeting

OFFICIAL AGENDA

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
AUSTIN, TEXAS

February 1, 2019
9:00 a.m.

William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104
1701 N. Congress Avenue

Student Performance

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

State Board of Education, November 16, 2018

1. Resolutions and Presentations
 
Resolution honoring recipient of the Employers for Education Excellence Award

Resolution and presentation of Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Resolution and presentation to the Permanent School Fund (PSF) Logo Contest winners

Resolution for the professional graphic artists for their service during the PSF logo contest

Resolution regarding Career and Technical Education Month

Public Testimony - Individual testimony will be taken to address items other than those on the board agenda. The procedures for registering and taking public testimony at State Board of Education committee meetings and general board meetings are provided online.
 
2. Approval of Consent Agenda

Any agenda item may be placed on the Consent Agenda by any State Board of Education committee.

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD

3. Consideration of Petition for Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.12, Foundation High School Program

A petition to amend 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.12, Foundation High School Program, has been received from the Texas Speech Communication Association. The petition requests that the rule be changed to allow students to satisfy a fine arts graduation requirement by successfully completing Debate I, II, or III; Oral Interpretation I, II, or III; or Public Speaking I, II, or III and competing in speech or debate competitions. This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to consider the petition. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Government Code, (TGC), §2001.021; 19 TAC §30.1; and Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002 and §28.025.

4. 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 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.12, Foundation High School Program, and §74.13, Endorsements, to update the rules to align with recent changes to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for fine arts and to establish courses to be included in a cybersecurity pathway for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) endorsement. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and §28.025.

5. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter C, High School, §126.51, Principles of Cybersecurity (One Credit), and §126.52, Cybersecurity (One Credit)
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter C, High School, §126.51, Principles of Cybersecurity (One Credit), and §126.52, Cybersecurity (One Credit). The proposal would add Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for two new technology applications courses in cybersecurity for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

6. Action on Renewal of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency Contracts


This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to review test vendor-requested amendments and determine action on vendor contract renewals related to 19 TAC Chapter 89 Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency. The current 3-year contracts expire August 31, 2019 and allow for up to two 1-year extensions. Statutory authority for this action item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.111.

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION


7. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.28, Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


This item presents for second reading and final adoption a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.28, Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders, to adopt in rule as a figure the updated Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (Dyslexia Handbook). No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(28) and §38.003.

8. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 117, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts, Subchapter C, High School, Adopted 2013, §117.327, International Baccalaureate (IB) Film Standard Level (Two Credits), and §117.328, International Baccalaureate (IB) Film Higher Level (Two Credits)
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 117, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts, Subchapter C, High School, Adopted 2013, §117.327, International Baccalaureate (IB) Film Standard Level (SL) (Two Credits), and §117.328, International Baccalaureate (IB) Film Higher Level (HL) (Two Credits). The proposal would add two IB courses to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for fine arts to align with current course offerings by the International Baccalaureate Organization. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

9. Proposed Approval of Innovative Courses

This item recommends approval of innovative courses that do not fall within any of the subject areas of the foundation or enrichment curriculum. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002(f).

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES

10. Review of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs, §229.4, Determination of Accreditation Status

This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review a State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule action that would propose an amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs, §229.4, Determination of Accreditation Status. The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §229.4 would adjust the performance standard for the accountability indicator for principal appraisals, would clarify performance standards, and would remove outdated provisions. The statutory authority for the proposed amendment to 19 TAC §229.4 is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.041(a), (b)(1), and (d), 21.0441(c) and (d), 21.0443, 21.045, as amended by Senate Bill (SB) 1839, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, 21.0451, and 21.0452(a)-(d).

11. Review of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 235, Classroom Teacher Certification Standards, Subchapter A, General Provisions, and Subchapter D, Secondary School Certificate Standards

This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review a State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule action that would propose revisions to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 235, Classroom Teacher Certification Standards, Subchapter A, General Provisions, and Subchapter D, Secondary School Certificate Standards. The proposed revisions would add the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)-based certification standards; would add reference to the new certification standards for the Trade and Industrial Workforce Training: Grades 6-12 certificate to implement the statutory requirements of House Bill (HB) 3349, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017; and would clarify the effective date of Subchapter D. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 235, Subchapter A, is Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.003(a), 21.031, and 21.041(b)(1), (2), and (4). The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 235, Subchapter D, is TEC, §§21.0442(a) and (c), as added by HB 3349, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, and 21.040(4).

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS POSTED FOR DISCUSSION ON COMMITTEE AGENDAS
Committee chairs may provide an update about discussion items considered during the current meeting by any standing committee or ad hoc committee.

REPORTS OF OTHER STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND CONCERNS IN INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS
Members of the State Board of Education may present information regarding agenda items or other relevant information about public education.


Information Materials

1. State Board of Education Operating Rules, Amended January 31, 2017
Public testimony information begins on page V-7.


2. Current Status of the Permanent School Fund

3. 2017-2021 Rule Review Plan for State Board of Education Rules

This item outlines the rule review plan for State Board of Education (SBOE) rules during the period of September 2017 through August 2021. Texas Government Code, §2001.039, requires an ongoing four-year rule review of existing state agency rules, including SBOE rules. The rule review requirement is designed to ensure that the reason for initially adopting or readopting a rule continues to exist.

4.  Annual Report of the Division of Financial Compliance

This item provides the board with an annual review of the work accomplished by the division responsible for state financial reviews. The report describes the division’s organization and legal responsibilities, deviations from the 2017-2018 audit plan, and the status of reports on the division's reviews.