September 2022 Committee on School Initiatives

THURSDAY
September 1, 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. Recommendation for Reappointment to the Boys Ranch Independent School District Board of Trustees

This item provides an opportunity for the board to consider one reappointment to the board of trustees of Boys Ranch Independent School District (ISD). The reappointment is necessary due to the expiration of the term of office of one board member. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

2. Recommendation for Reappointments to the Lackland Independent School District Board of Trustees

This item provides an opportunity for the board to consider two reappointments to the board of trustees of Lackland 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.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

3. Recommendation for Reappointment to the Randolph Field Independent School District Board of Trustees

This item provides an opportunity for the board to consider one reappointment to the board of trustees of Randolph Field Independent School District (ISD). The reappointment is necessary due to the expiration of the term of office of one board member. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

4. 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

5. Review of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter E, Educational Aide Certificate, §230.55, Certification Requirements for Educational Aide I

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 E, Educational Aide Certificate, §230.55, Certification Requirements for Educational Aide I. The proposed amendment would update requirements for issuance of the Educational Aide I certificate to high school students who qualify for industry-based certification. The proposed amendment would also provide technical cross-reference and State Board of Education (SBOE) action updates. Statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 230, §230.55, is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §21.041(a) and (b)(1)-(4).

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

6. Review of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 232, General Certification Provisions, Subchapter A, Certificate Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requirements, §232.7, Requirements for Certificate Renewal

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 232, General Certification Provisions, Subchapter A, Certificate Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requirements, §232.7, Requirements for Certificate Renewal. The proposed amendment would require that to renew an educator's certificate, the educator must be in compliance with the terms of any SBEC order resulting from an educator discipline case against the educator. This requirement would allow the SBEC to enforce its disciplinary orders more efficiently and consistently, particularly when the order requires an educator to take training or continuing education but does not suspend the educator's certificate. Statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 232, Subchapter A, §232.7, is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.003(a); 21.0031(f); 21.031; 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (7)-(9); 21.054; 21.0541; and 21.0543; and Texas Occupations Code (TOC), §55.002 and §55.003.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION