June 2022 Committee on School Initiatives

THURSDAY
June 16, 2022

9:00 a.m.

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES – Room 1-111

Members: Matt Robinson, chair; Aicha Davis, vice chair; Ruben Cortez, Jr; Will Hickman; Jay Johnson. 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. Adoption of Review of 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter A, Board of Trustees Relationship, and Subchapter B, Special Purpose School Districts

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 adoption of the review of 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter A, Board of Trustees Relationship, and Subchapter B, Special Purpose School Districts. The rules being reviewed relate to continuing education for school board members, nomination of trustees for military reservation school districts and Boys Ranch Independent School District, applicability of state law for special purpose school districts, and applicability of state law to Boys Ranch Independent School District. The statutory authority for the rule review is the Texas Government Code (TGC), §2001.039. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 61, Subchapter A, is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.159, as amended by House Bill (HB) 690, 87th Texas Legislature, 2021, and TEC, §§11.185, 11.186, and 11.352; and for Subchapter B, is TEC, §11.351 and §11.352.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

2. Open-Enrollment Charter School Generation 28 Application Updates

The director of the Division of Charter School Authorizing and Administration will discuss updates regarding the Generation 28 Open-Enrollment Charter Application cycle. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §12.101.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

3. Review of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter C, Assessment of Educators, §230.21, Educator Assessment

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 an amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter C, Assessment of Educators, §230.21, Educator Assessment. The proposed amendment would specify the timeline by which a passing score on a certification exam can be used for certification purposes; would update the figure specifying the required pedagogy certification exams for issuance of the probationary or standard certificate; and would remove certificate categories that are no longer operational. The statutory authority for 19 TAC §230.21 is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.041(b)(1), (2), and (4); 21.044(a); 21.048; 21.050; 22.082; and Texas Occupations Code (TOC), §54.003.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

4. Review of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter B, Prekindergarten–Grade 6 Assignments; Subchapter C, Grades 6–8 Assignments; and Subchapter E, Grades 9–12 Assignments

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 revisions to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter B, Prekindergarten–Grade 6 Assignments; Subchapter C, Grades 6–8 Assignments; and Subchapter E, Grades 9–12 Assignments. The proposed revisions would incorporate courses approved by the State Board of Education (SBOE), would add certificate areas to the list of credentials appropriate for placement into an assignment, and would incorporate technical edits where needed to improve readability and align citations. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 231 is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.003(a), 21.031(a), 21.041(b)(1) and (2), and 21.064.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

5. Review of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 250, Administration, Subchapter B, Rulemaking Procedures, §250.20, Petition for Adoption of Rules or Rule Changes

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 an amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 250, Administration, Subchapter B, Rulemaking Procedures, §250.20, Petition for Adoption of Rules or Rule Changes. The proposed amendment would update the SBEC’s petition procedures to allow for increased ease in submitting a petition for rulemaking for the SBEC’s consideration. The statutory authority for Chapter 250, Subchapter B, §250.20, is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §21.035(b) and §21.041(a) and (b)(1), and Texas Government Code (TGC), §2001.021.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION