January 2022 Consent Agenda

CONSENT AGENDA
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
January 28, 2022

1. Approval of Bylaws of The Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation

This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to consider the approval of the Bylaws of The Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation. Statutory authority is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5; and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 33.

2. 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
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


This item presents for second reading and final adoption 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 The proposed repeals would remove high school graduation requirements that are outdated and no longer necessary. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.025.

3. Approval of Updates and Substitutions to Adopted Instructional Materials

This item provides an opportunity for the committee to approve instructional materials update and/or substitution requests received from publishers since the last board meeting. The updated content has been reviewed by subject-area specialists and was 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 for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003 and §31.022.

4. Recommendations Regarding Renewal of Instructional Materials Contracts

This item recommends renewal of instructional materials contracts that expire on August 31, 2022. This action is recommended to ensure that these materials remain available for distribution to school districts until replacements become available. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.026.

5. Ratification of the Purchases and Sales of the Investment Portfolio of the Permanent School Fund for the Months of October and November 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 October and November 2021. Statutory authority is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5; and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 33.

6. Report on Permanent School Fund Liquid Account and Ratification of Purchases and Sales for the Months of October and November 2021

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 October and November 2021. Statutory authority is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5; Texas Natural Resources Code (NRC), §51.414, as repealed by SB 1232, 87th Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

7. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, Subchapter A, State Board of Education Rules, §33.21, Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed new 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, Subchapter A, State Board of Education Rules, §33.21, Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation. The proposed new section would address the term length of State Board of Education (SBOE) members on the board of directors of the Texas Permanent School Fund (PSF) Corporation as required by Senate Bill (SB) 1232, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(a) and (f); Texas Education Code (TEC), §43.001 and §43.053, as added by SB 1232, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021.

8. Approval of Special Purpose School District Advisory Board Member for University of Texas at Austin High School

This item provides an opportunity for the board to consider a nominee from The University of Texas (UT) at Austin High School to serve as a member of the district advisory board for UT Austin High School. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.351.

9. Recommendation for One Appointment to the Boys Ranch Independent School District Board of Trustees

This item provides an opportunity for the board to consider one appointment to the board of trustees of Boys Ranch Independent School District (ISD). The appointment is necessary because one board member has resigned. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352.

10. 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 of two board members. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC) 11.352.

11. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter A, Board of Trustees Relationship, §61.3, School Safety Training for School Board Members
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed new 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter A, Board of Trustees Relationship, §61.3, School Safety Training for School Board Members. The proposed new rule would reflect changes made by House Bill (HB) 690, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, to the State Board of Education's (SBOE's) duty to provide training courses for independent school district trustees. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.159(b-1), as added by HB 690, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021.