November 18, 2020 Committee of the Full Board Item 3

Legislative Recommendations for the 87th Texas Legislature

November 20, 2020

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: ACTION

SUMMARY:
This item provides an opportunity for the board to make decisions on legislative recommendations to the 87th Texas Legislature.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: None.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: In preparation for each legislative session, the board adopts recommendations for legislative action which are designed to improve the public education system of Texas. A handout compiling the board members' priority issues will be provided at the meeting.

FISCAL IMPACT: Fiscal implications will be determined based on actions taken with respect to the legislative recommendations.

PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: If enacted, these legislative initiatives would help improve student performance.

MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED: The State Board of Education:

Approve the adoption of the board’s legislative recommendations to the 87th Texas Legislature.

Staff Member Responsible:  
Hunter Thompson, Director of Governmental Relations