April 16, 2021 Consent Agenda

CONSENT AGENDA
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
April 16, 2021

(1) Ratification of Amendments to Proclamation 2022 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials


This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to ratify changes to the schedule of adoption procedures in Proclamation 2022, extending the deadline for submitting preliminary and final correlations, pre-adoption samples, and related deliverables and to allow publishers more time to create materials aligned to the newly revised Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Proclamation 2022 calls for instructional materials for health and physical education. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022.

(2) Ratification of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines Coverage in Materials Submitted for the Texas Resource Review

This item provides the opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to ratify the report from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (TPG) review committees regarding materials that were submitted for the Texas Resource Review (TRR). This item presents the final report from the commissioner of education regarding the coverage of the TEKS and TPG. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.081 and §31.082.

(3) Adoption of Review of 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Subchapter B, Implementation of Assessments, and Subchapter C, Local Option
(Adoption of Review)

Texas Government Code (TGC), §2001.039, establishes a four-year rule review cycle for all state agency rules, including State Board of Education (SBOE) rules. This item presents the review of 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Subchapter B, Implementation of Assessments, and Subchapter C, Local Option. The rules being reviewed address the development and administration of tests, voluntary assessment of private school students, the schedule for the release of tests, and administration and reporting of group-administered achievement tests. Statutory authority for the rule review is TGC, §2001.039. Statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 101, Subchapters A-C, is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§39.021, 39.022, 39.023, 39.025, 39.032, and 39.033.

(4) Approval of Update to Instructional Materials for EDUSPARK, Inc

EDUSPARK, Inc. is requesting approval to update content in its adopted products EDUSPARK PreK System (English) and Sistema EDUSPARK PreK (Spanish). The updated content has been reviewed by curriculum subject-area specialists and determined to address the pertinent student expectations in a manner equal to the content initially reviewed and approved by the state review panel. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003 and §31.022.

(5) Approval of Substitution of Instructional Materials for Cheng & Tsui Co., Inc.

Cheng & Tsui Co, Inc. is requesting approval to substitute instructional materials in its adopted product Integrated Chinese, Level 1. The substituted content has been reviewed by curriculum subject-area specialists and determined to address the pertinent student expectations in a manner equal to the content initially reviewed and approved by the state review panel. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003 and §31.022.

(6) Ratification of the Purchases and Sales of the Investment Portfolio of the Permanent School Fund for the Months of December 2020, January 2021, and February 2021

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 (PSF) for the months of December 2020, January 2021, and February 2021. Statutory authority is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5; and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 33.

(7) Report on the Permanent School Fund Liquid Account

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to receive a status update report on the liquid account and ratify transactions. Statutory authority is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5 and §2; Natural Resources Code (NRC), §51.414; and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 33.

(8) Adoption of an Annual Report on the Status of the Bond Guarantee Program

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to adopt an annual report on the status of the Bond Guarantee Program. Statutory authority is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5; Texas Education Code (TEC), §45.053(c).

(9) Approval of the Selection of a Firm(s) to Provide Investment Management for a Private Equity Emerging Manager Program and a Private Real Estate Emerging Manager Program for the Texas Permanent School Fund and the State Board of Education as outlined in Request for Proposal 701-21-001 and Authorization for Contract Execution by the Commissioner of Education

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to approve the selection of a firm(s) to provide investment management for a Private Equity Emerging Manager Program and a Private Real Estate Emerging Manager Program for the Texas Permanent School Fund and the State Board of Education as outlined in RFP 701-21-001 and authorization for contract execution by the Commissioner of Education. Statutory authority is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5; and Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 33.

(10) Review the Processes That Consider Board Member Nominees for State Board Positions

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to review the processes that consider board member nominees for state board positions. Statutory authority is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5 and §2; and the Texas Education Code (TEC), §45.053(c).

(11) Recommendation for Reappointments to the Randolph Field Independent School District Board of Trustees

This item provides an opportunity for the board to consider two reappointments to the board of trustees of Randolph Field Independent School District (ISD). The reappointments are necessary due to the expiration of the terms of office for two board members. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352, and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 61.2.