November 2019 Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund Item 12

Report of the Permanent School Fund Executive Administrator and Chief Investment Officer


November 14, 2019

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE/PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND:  DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION:  NO ACTION

SUMMARY:  The Permanent School Fund executive administrator will report to the committee on matters relating to the management of the Permanent School Fund and the Charter District Reserve Fund.  The report may present information on historical and current status of Fund holdings, current and proposed investment policies and procedures, and historical and current Fund performance and compliance.  The administrator may update the board on the bond guarantee program, the status of requests for proposal or for qualifications and current contracts for services and other administrative activities undertaken on behalf of the board.  The administrator may provide an update on the PSF distribution or on the effect of legislation impacting the PSF.  The administrator may provide an analysis of current and future investment market conditions, focusing upon the impact on the holdings of the Permanent School Fund.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

The Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5 establish the permanent school fund, the assets that comprise the permanent school fund, the bond guarantee program, the available school fund, and authorize the State Board of Education (SBOE) to manage and invest the permanent school fund in accordance with the prudent person standard.

Administrative rules found in 19 TAC Chapter 33 provide a statement of investment objectives, policies, and guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund and Bond Guarantee Program as adopted by the SBOE. 

The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED:  None 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION:  None

Staff Members Responsible:  
Holland Timmins, Executive Administrator and Chief Investment Officer, Texas Permanent School Fund