June 2019 Consent Agenda

CONSENT AGENDA
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
June 14, 2019

(1) Approval of Nominees to Recommend to the Governor for Appointment on the Board of Trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas


The board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) is comprised of nine members. Two of the members are appointed by the governor, subject to Senate confirmation, from lists of nominees submitted by the State Board of Education (SBOE). The term of office for one of the board positions expires August 31, 2019. This item provides an opportunity for the SBOE to approve a list of nominees to be sent to the governor for his consideration for an appointment to the TRS board of trustees. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Government Code (TGC), §825.003 and §825.0032.

(2) One-Time Procedural Action to Correct the Effective Date of the Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 118, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Economics with an Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits

At the November 16, 2018 meeting, the State Board of Education (SBOE) approved for second reading and final adoption proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, Subchapter C, High School, and Subchapter D, Other Social Studies Courses, and proposed repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 118, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits, Subchapter A, High School, and Subchapter B, Other Economics Courses. The SBOE voted to establish an effective date of August 1, 2019, for the proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Subchapters B, C, and D. However, the motion did not specify the same effective date for the proposed repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 118, Subchapters A and B. This item requests that the SBOE take one-time action to amend the motion made at the November 16, 2018 meeting to specify an August 1, 2019 effective date for the proposed repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 118, Subchapters A and B, in order for the repeal to take effect at the same time as the proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Subchapters B, C, and D. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

(3) Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.30, Identification of Honors Courses
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization a proposed amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.30, Identification of Honors Courses. The proposed amendment would update the list of languages other than English (LOTE) courses designated as honors courses to align with recent changes to the LOTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §33.081.

(4) Per Capita Apportionment Rate for the 2018-2019 School Year


The board is responsible for setting a per capita apportionment rate for each school year based on an estimate of the amount available for expenditures from the Available School Fund. The board adopted a preliminary 2018–2019 per capita apportionment rate of $459.764 in September 2018. Agency staff members will propose a recommended rate of $459.764 for the 2018–2019 school year at the June meeting of the Committee on School Finance/ Permanent School Fund. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §42.004 and §43.001(b).

(5) Ratification of the Purchases and Sales of the Investment Portfolio of the Permanent School Fund for the Months of February, March and April 2019

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to consider approval of the purchases and sales of investments executed in the portfolio of the Permanent School Fund for the months of February, March and April 2019. Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

(6) Permanent School Fund Pending Contract Renewals

This item provides an opportunity for the committee to review the pending Permanent School Fund contract renewals. Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

(7) Review of the Bond Guarantee Program Charter Capacity

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to receive a presentation on bond guarantee program’s charter capacity. Statutory authority for this action is Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, Texas Education Code (TEC) §45.0532 and19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

(8) Review of the Permanent School Fund Emerging Market Equities Asset Class

This item provides an opportunity for the board to review the emerging market equities asset class and to make adjustments as needed. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

(9) Permanent School Fund Related Legislation, 86th Legislature, Regular Session

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to review legislation related to the Permanent School Fund from the 86th Legislature, regular session, and to take action as needed. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

(10) Review of the Permanent School Fund Asset Allocation


This item provides an opportunity for the board to review the asset allocation plan of the Permanent School Fund. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

(11) Recommendation for Appointment to the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees


This item provides an opportunity for board consideration of one appointment to the board of trustees of the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District. The appointment is necessary due to the expiration of the term of office for one board member. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §61.2.

(12) Recommendation for Appointment to the Lackland Independent School District Board of Trustees


This item provides an opportunity for board consideration of four appointments to the board of trustees of the Lackland Independent School District. The appointments are necessary due to the expiration of the term of office for four board members. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §61.2.

(13) Recommendation for Appointment to the Randolph Field Independent School District Board of Trustees

This item provides an opportunity for board consideration of one appointment to the board of trustees of the Randolph Field Independent School District. The appointment is necessary due to the expiration of the term of office for one board member. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §61.2.