November 2021 Committee on Instruction

THURSDAY
November 18, 2021

9:00 a.m.

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION – Room 1-100

Members: Sue Melton-Malone, chair; Audrey Young, vice chair; Rebecca Bell-Metereau; Pam Little; and Georgina C. Pérez. A quorum of the State Board of Education may attend the committee meeting and discuss items on the committee agenda.

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 online.

1. Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter D, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2001-2002, and Subchapter E, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2004-2005
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization the proposed repeal of 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter D, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2001-2002, and Subchapter E, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2004-2005. The proposed repeals would remove high school graduation requirements that are outdated and no longer necessary. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.025.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

2. Adoption of Review of 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements

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 74, Curriculum Requirements. The rules being reviewed provide for curriculum requirements for school districts and include other provisions that relate to curriculum requirements. Statutory authority for this action is the TGC, §2001.039. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 74, Subchapters A-G, is Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102; 25.007; 28.002, as amended by House Bill (HB) 4509, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021 and Senate Bill (SB) 3, 87th Texas Legislature, Second Called Session, 2021; 28.0023; 28.008; 28.011 as amended by HB 2681, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; 28.012; 28.014; 28.018; 28.023; 28.025, as amended by HB 1603 and SB 1063, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; 28.0256, as amended by SB 369, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; 28.053; 29.907; 33.081; and 38.003.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

3. Approval of Updates and Substitutions to Adopted Instructional Materials

This item provides the opportunity for the committee to approve update and/or substitution requests received since the last board meeting. The updated content has been reviewed by 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.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

4. 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 - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION