November 19, 2021 SBOE General Meeting

OFFICIAL AGENDA

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
AUSTIN, TEXAS

November 19, 2021

9:00 a.m.

William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104
1701 N. Congress Avenue


Student Performance

Invocation 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

            State Board of Education, September 3, 2021

1. Resolutions and Presentations

Resolution honoring the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) state finalists

2021 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year, Anthony Lopez-Waste

2021 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, Eric Hale

Portrait unveiling for former Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams

Public testimony – Individual testimony will be taken at the time the related item comes up for Committee discussion or action. The procedures for registering and taking public testimony at State Board of Education committee meetings and general board meetings are provided at https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/leadership/state-board-of-education/sboe-meetings/sboe-operating-rules or in the information section of the agenda.

2. Approval of Consent Agenda

Any agenda item may be placed on the Consent Agenda by any State Board of Education committee.

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD

3. Report from the Commissioner of Education Regarding Instructional Materials Offered for Adoption under Proclamation 2022

This item provides the opportunity for the State Board of Education to adopt materials submitted for review in response to Proclamation 2022. The board issued Proclamation 2022 in April 2020, calling for instructional materials for health and physical education. Products submitted in response to Proclamation 2022 were reviewed in the summer of 2021. This item presents the final report from the commissioner of education regarding the coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, alleged factual errors, and information regarding whether a publisher on the list has previously refused to rebid instructional materials. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.023 and §31.024.

4. Consideration of Amendment to Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency Contract

This item provides the opportunity for the State Board of Education to consider an amendment to the current Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency Examination Provider contract requested by the vendor. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.111.

5. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development, Subchapter G, Education and Training; Subchapter I, Health Science; Subchapter J, Hospitality and Tourism; Subchapter M, Law and Public Service; and Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed new 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development, Subchapter G, Education and Training, §§127.315, 127.316, 127.319-127.321, and 127.324-127.326; Subchapter I, Health Science, §§127.416-127.433; Subchapter J, Hospitality and Tourism, §127.481 and §127.482; Subchapter M, Law and Public Service, §127.651 and §127.652; and Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, §§127.777-127.782 and 127.785-127.787. The proposed new rules would update the standards to ensure the standards remain current and better support the revised career and technical education (CTE) programs of study. Changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a), (c), (n), and (o); and 28.025(a), (b-2), and (b-17).

6. Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education, Subchapter E, §§130.161-130.166; Subchapter G, §§130.201-130.211; Subchapter H, §§130.221-130.234; Subchapter I, §§130.251-130.263; Subchapter L, §§130.331-130.343; Subchapter O, §§130.401-130.435; and Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development, Subchapter G, §§127.309-127.314; Subchapter I, §§127.402-127.415; Subchapter J, §§127.468-127.480; Subchapter M, §§127.625-127.648; and Subchapter O, §§127.742-127.776
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization the proposed repeal of 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education, Subchapter E, Education and Training, §§130.161-130.166; Subchapter G, Government and Public Administration, §§130.201-130.211; Subchapter H, Health Science, §§130.221-130.234; Subchapter I, Hospitality and Tourism, §§130.251-130.263; Subchapter L, Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security, §§130.331-130.343; and Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, §§130.401-130.435; and proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development, Subchapter G, Education and Training, §§127.309-127.314; Subchapter I, Health Science, §§127.402-127.415; Subchapter J, Hospitality and Tourism, §§127.468-127.480; Subchapter M, Law and Public Service, §§127.625-127.648 ; and Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, §§127.742-127.776. The proposed rule actions would repeal Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for career and technical education (CTE) in subchapters that are being revised and move the TEKS for existing CTE courses in these subchapters to 19 TAC Chapter 127 in order to keep all the TEKS for revised subchapters together in administrative rule and avoid confusion. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a), (c), (n), and (o); and 28.025(a), (b-2), and (b-17).

7. Update on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Review

This item provides the opportunity for staff to present an update on the review of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and for the board to provide additional guidance to TEKS and ELPS review work groups, as necessary. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a) and (c), and 28.025(a).

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION

8. Proposed Approval of Innovative Courses

This item recommends approval of innovative courses that do not fall within any of the subject areas of the foundation or enrichment curriculum. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002(f).

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES

9. Approval of Required School Safety Training for District Trustees

House Bill 690, passed by the 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, requires the State Board of Education (SBOE) to require a trustee to complete training on school safety. The SBOE, in coordination with the Texas School Safety Center, must develop the curriculum and materials for the training. This item provides an opportunity for the board to approve the school safety training curriculum developed by the Texas School Safety Center. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.159(b-1), as amended by HB 690, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021.

10. Review of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs

This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule actions that would propose amendments to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs. Chapter 229 establishes the performance standards and procedures for educator preparation program (EPP) accountability. The proposed amendments would provide for adjustments to the 2020–2021 Accountability System for Educator Preparation (ASEP) Manual due to the ongoing public health situation; implement House Bill (HB) 159, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, to add students with disabilities to the student achievement ASEP performance indicator regarding student performance; provide additional clarity for certificate category calculations; and provide updates to the ASEP Manual. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 229 is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.041(a), (b)(1), and (d); 21.043(b) and (c), 21.0441(c) and (d); 21.0443; 21.045, as amended by HB 159, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; 21.0451; and 21.0452.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS POSTED FOR DISCUSSION ON COMMITTEE AGENDAS

Committee chairs may provide an update about discussion items considered during the current meeting by any standing committee or ad hoc committee.

REPORTS OF OTHER STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND CONCERNS IN INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS

Members of the State Board of Education may present information regarding agenda items or other relevant information about public education.

Information Materials

State Board of Education Operating Rules (amended January 26, 2021)

Current Status of the Permanent School Fund

2021-2025 Rule Review Plan for State Board of Education Rules

This item outlines the rule review plan for State Board of Education (SBOE) rules during the period of September 2021 through August 2025. Texas Government Code (TGC), §2001.039, requires an ongoing four-year rule review of existing state agency rules, including SBOE rules. The rule review requirement in TGC, §2001.039, is designed to ensure that the reason for initially adopting or readopting a rule continues to exist.