November 2022 Committee on School Initiatives

THURSDAY
November 17, 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. Open-Enrollment Charter School Generation 28 Application Updates

This item provides an opportunity for the committee to receive 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

2. 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 2021–2022 Accountability System for Educator Preparation (ASEP) Manual; would implement Senate Bill (SB) 2066, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; would clarify assessments used for accountability; would update procedures for EPP commendations; would provide the SBEC additional flexibility when sanctioning programs; and would clarify what data is used for the determination of accreditation statuses. 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, as amended by House Bill (HB) 159, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; 21.045, as amended by HB 159, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; 21.0451; and 21.0452, as amended by Senate Bill 2066, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

3. Review of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 241, Certification as Principal

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 241, Certification as Principal. The proposed revisions would implement House Bill (HB) 159, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, to update the educator standards for the Principal as Instructional Leader certificate to reflect the qualifications of certification as a principal. The proposed revisions would also repeal outdated Subchapter B, Principal Certificate, and would provide technical edits where needed. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 241 is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.003(a); 21.040(2); 21.041(b)(1)–(4); 21.046(b), as amended by HB 159, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, (c), and (d); and 21.054(a) and (e).

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

4. Discussion of Ongoing State Board for Educator Certification Activities

This item provides an opportunity for the committee to receive updates on current and upcoming State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) activities and proposed SBEC rules and amendments. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.031, 21.035, 21.041, and 21.042.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION