November 2021 Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund Item 4

Report on Permanent School Fund Liquid Account and Ratification of Purchases and Sales for the Months of July, August, and September 2021

November 19, 2021


SUMMARY: This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to receive a status update report on the liquid account and consider approval of the purchases and sales of investments executed in the liquid account for the months of July, August, and September 2021.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5; Texas Natural Resources Code (NRC), §51.414, as amended by the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

The Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5 establish the permanent school fund, the assets that comprise the permanent school fund, the bond guarantee program, the available school fund, and authorize the State Board of Education (SBOE) to manage and invest the permanent school fund in accordance with the prudent person standard.

NRC, §51.414, created the Liquid Account within the Permanent School Fund to be managed by the SBOE.

19 TAC Chapter 33 codifies administrative rules that provide a statement of investment objectives, policies, and guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund and Bond Guarantee Program as adopted by the SBOE.

The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: At the September 2021 meeting, the board approved purchases in the amount of $156,071,850 and sales in the amount of $44,518,526 for the Permanent School Fund Liquid Account for the period May 1, 2021, through June 30, 2021.

Staff Member Responsible:
Holland Timmins, Executive Administrator and Chief Investment Officer, Texas Permanent School Fund