September 2019 Committee of the Full Board Item 5
Approval of Proclamation 2021 Questions and Answers
September 13, 2019
COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: ACTION
SUMMARY: Proclamation 2021, issued by the State Board of Education (SBOE) in June 2019, calls for prekindergarten systems. Publishers and other stakeholders were given an opportunity to ask questions at a Proclamation 2021 introduction meeting held in May 2019 and encouraged to submit additional questions through email. Questions from publishers were added to existing questions common to all proclamations, and the resulting question and answer document for Proclamation 2021 is presented for SBOE approval.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022.
TEC, §31.022, requires the SBOE to adopt rules to provide for a full and complete investigation of instructional materials for each subject in the foundation curriculum and for each subject in the enrichment curriculum.
The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: The SBOE issued Proclamation 2021 June 14, 2019.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: Following the adoption of instructional materials in November 1999 under Proclamation 1997, the SBOE requested that staff responses to publishers’ questions related to interpretation of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the proclamation in general be presented to the SBOE for approval. Subsequently, the SBOE has approved staff responses to publishers’ questions for each proclamation beginning with Proclamation 1998.
PUBLIC BENEFIT AND COST TO PERSONS: The question and answer document for Proclamation 2021 will provide clarification to publishers regarding the proclamation and submission of instructional materials for adoption. There is no anticipated economic cost to persons who are required to comply with the proposal.
MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED: The State Board of Education:
Approve Proclamation 2021 Questions and Answers
Staff Members Responsible:
Monica Martinez, Associate Commissioner, Standards and Support Services
Kelly Callaway, Senior Director, Instructional Materials
Separate Exhibit: Proclamation 2021 Questions and Answers
(to be provided at the September SBOE meeting)