November 14, 2023 Committee of the Full Board

TUESDAY
November 14, 2023

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 public testimony at State Board of Education committee meetings and general board meetings are provided in SBOE Operating Rules.

1. Report from the Commissioner of Education Regarding Instructional Materials Offered for Adoption under Proclamation 2024

This item provides the opportunity for the State Board of Education to adopt materials submitted for review in response to Proclamation 2024. The State Board of Education issued Proclamation 2024 in April 2022, calling for instructional materials for science, technology applications, specified career and technical education courses, and Personal Financial Literacy and Economics. All materials submitted in response to Proclamation 2024 were reviewed for standards alignment in the summer 2023. Additionally, reviews through the Texas Resource Review began in May 2023 for materials submitted for science. This item presents the final report from the commissioner of education regarding the coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), alleged factual errors, and the final reports from the Texas Resource Review. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022 and §31.023.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

2.  Rule Review of 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials, and Subchapter C, Local Operations

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 review of 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials, and Subchapter C, Local Operations. The rules being reviewed establish procedures for the adoption, purchase, and distribution of instructional materials. The statutory authority for the rule review is TGC, §2001.039. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 66, Subchapters A–C, is Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003(a), as amended by House Bill (HB) 1605, 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

3. Consideration of Instructional Materials Review and Approval Criteria and Instructional Materials Contract Terms and Conditions

This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to consider the criteria for the new Instructional Materials Review and Approval (IMRA) process. This item also includes consideration of the standard terms and conditions for publishers and manufacturers of instructional materials. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§31.003(a), 31.022, 31.023, and 31.151, as amended by HB 1605, 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023; and 31.154, as added by HB 1605, 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

4. Consideration of Instructional Materials Review and Approval Process Components

This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to consider the process and procedure for the new Instructional Materials Review and Approval (IMRA) process. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003(a) and §31.023, as amended by House Bill (HB) 1605, 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

5. Discussion Suitability of Instructional Materials                               

This item provides the opportunity for the committee to discuss criteria to be used in the instructional materials review and approval process to determine suitability and appropriateness of instructional materials for the subject and grade level for which the materials are designed, as required by House Bill (HB) 1605, 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003 and §31.022 as amended by HB 1605, 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION