January 26, 2021 General Meeting Item 2

Review and Adoption of State Board of Education Operating Rules

January 26, 2021

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: ACTION

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.107(b), at the first regular meeting after the election and qualification of new members, the board shall adopt rules of procedure. This item provides an opportunity for the board to review existing operating rules to determine if changes and revisions are needed.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.107(b).

TEC, §7.107(b) requires the State Board of Education (SBOE) to organize, adopt operating rules, and elect a vice chair and secretary at the first regular meeting after an election and qualification of new members.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: SBOE operating rules were approved on January 28, 2019 and amended on September 13, 2019.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: The board is required by state law to adopt rules of procedures at its first regular meeting after the election and qualification of new members. Current board operating rules and the areas of jurisdiction are shown in the information section of this agenda. The board's current operating rules contain a resolution which defines committees of the SBOE and their assignments.

MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED: The State Board of Education:

                            Review and adopt operating rules as amended.

Staff Member Responsible:    
Monica Martinez, Associate Commissioner, Standards and Support Services                                              

Separate Exhibit:       
State Board of Education Operating Rules
(Proposed for Amendment January 26, 2021)

Attachment:      
Registration Form for Public Testimony