August 31, 2022 Committee of the Full Board

WEDNESDAY
August 31, 2022

9:00 a.m.

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD – Room 1-104

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. Commissioner’s Comments

This item provides an opportunity for the board to be briefed on current agenda items, agency operations, policy implementation, and public education-related legislation.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

2. Decision on the Percentage Distribution of the Permanent School Fund for Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025 and Related Fund Transfers

This item provides an opportunity for the board to evaluate and approve the Permanent School Fund percentage distribution rate for fiscal years 2024 and 2025. The board will consider various factors associated with the distribution rate such as expected returns, inflation, student growth, current economic conditions.  The board may also consider and approve any transfers in the current biennium that could impact the distribution in the best interest of the Permanent School Fund. Statutory authority is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – CONSENT

3. Amendments to Proclamation 2024 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials

This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education to approve amendments to the schedule of adoption procedures in Proclamation 2024, amending the deadline for submitting preliminary and final correlations, pre-adoption samples, and related deliverables. Proclamation 2024 calls for instructional materials for science, technology applications, specified courses in career and technical education, and Personal Financial Literacy and Economics. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

4. Approval of Proclamation 2024 Questions and Answers

Proclamation 2024, issued by the State Board of Education (SBOE) in April 2022, calls for instructional materials for science, technology applications, specified courses in career and technical education, and Personal Financial Literacy and Economics. Publishers and other stakeholders were given an opportunity to ask questions at a Proclamation 2024 introduction meeting held in June 2022 and subject-specific meetings held in July and August 2022 and encouraged to submit additional questions through email. Questions from publishers were added to existing questions common to all proclamations, and the resulting question and answer document for Proclamation 2024 is presented for SBOE approval. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

5. Ratification of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Coverage in Materials Selected for the Texas Resource Review

This item provides the opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to ratify the report from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) review committees regarding coverage of the TEKS in materials that were selected for the Texas Resource Review (TRR). This item presents the final report from the commissioner of education regarding the coverage of the TEKS. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.081 and §31.082.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

6. Approval of Long-Range Plan for Technology

This item provides the opportunity for the board to approve the updated Long-Range Plan for Technology (LRPT) 2018-2025.  Upon approval, staff will post the updated LRPT on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website for use as guidance to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) when planning technology needs for the upcoming school year. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §32.001.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

7. Discussion of Pending Litigation

The State Board of Education (SBOE) may enter into executive session in accordance with the Texas Government Code, §551.071(1)(A), to discuss pending and contemplated litigation with the general counsel, legal staff, and, if necessary, attorney(s) from the Attorney General's Office. The Committee of the Full Board will meet in Room 1-103 to discuss this item.

Cases to be discussed may include:

Student v. Conroe ISD, Texas Education Agency and State Board of Education, Civil Cause No. 1:21-CV-01048-LY (U.S. District Court – Western District of Texas (Austin)); and

any other litigation arising after the date of posting or reasonably contemplated as of the date of the board meeting.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION