September 2022 SBOE General Meeting

OFFICIAL AGENDA

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
AUSTIN, TEXAS

September 2, 2022

9:00 a.m.

William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104
1701 N. Congress Avenue

Student Performance

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

State Board of Education, June 17, 2022

1. Resolutions

Resolution honoring the 2022 Heroes for Children Award Recipients

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.

2. Approval of Consent Agenda

Any agenda item may be placed on the Consent Agenda by any State Board of Education committee.

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD

3. Update on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Review

This item provides the opportunity for staff to present an update on the review of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and for the board to provide additional guidance to TEKS review work groups, as necessary. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a), and (c), and 28.025(a).

4. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter C, Local Operations, §66.105, Certification by School Districts
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


This item presents for second reading and final adoption a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter C, Local Operations, §66.105, Certification by School Districts. The proposed amendment would update the rules related to local operations and certification requirements from school districts. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102, 31.003, 31.004, 31.005, 31.0211, and 31.101; SB 1, Article III, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; and 47 USC §254(h)(5)(B) and (C).

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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 ON INSTRUCTION

9. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.27, Innovative Courses and Programs
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization a proposed amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.27, Innovative Courses and Programs. The amendment would update the rule to require that applicants for innovative courses must have piloted the proposed course in a Texas public school prior to seeking approval. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002(f).

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES

10. 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).

11. 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.


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS POSTED FOR DISCUSSION ON COMMITTEE AGENDAS

Committee chairs may provide an update about discussion items considered during the current meeting by any standing committee or ad hoc committee.

REPORTS OF OTHER STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND CONCERNS IN INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS

Members of the State Board of Education may present information regarding agenda items or other relevant information about public education.

Information Materials

1. State Board of Education Operating Rules (amended January 26, 2021)

2. Current Status of the Permanent School Fund

3. 2021-2025 Rule Review Plan for State Board of Education Rules

This item outlines the rule review plan for State Board of Education (SBOE) rules during the period of September 2021 through August 2025. Texas Government Code (TGC), §2001.039, requires an ongoing four-year rule review of existing state agency rules, including SBOE rules. The rule review requirement in TGC, §2001.039, is designed to ensure that the reason for initially adopting or readopting a rule continues to exist.

4. State Board of Education Meeting Schedule for 2023

According to the Texas Education Code, §7.106, the State Board of Education (SBOE) is to hold four meetings a year in Austin, Texas on dates determined by the chair. The SBOE may also hold other meetings as may be called by the chair. The purpose of this item is to announce SBOE meeting dates in 2023.