November 15, 2023 Committee of the Full Board

WEDNESDAY
November 15, 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. 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. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development and Career and Technical Education, Subchapter B, High School, and Subchapter F, Business, Marketing, and Finance
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed new 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development and Career and Technical Education, Subchapter B, High School, §127.19, Career and Technical Education Project-Based Capstone (One Credit), Adopted 2023; §127.20, Career Preparation I (Two Credits), Adopted 2023; §127.21, Career Preparation II (Two Credits), Adopted 2023; and §127.22, Extended Career Preparation (One Credit), Adopted 2023; and Subchapter F, Business, Marketing, and Finance, §127.275, Entrepreneurship I (One Credit), Adopted 2023; §127.276, Entrepreneurship II (One Credit), Adopted 2023; §127.277, Practicum in Entrepreneurship (One Credit), Adopted 2023; and §127.278, Extended Practicum in Entrepreneurship (One Credit), Adopted 2023. The proposal would update the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) to ensure the content of the courses remains current and would add TEKS for two new courses in entrepreneurship to support relevant and meaningful programs of study. This item also presents an opportunity for the board to consider changes to the course titles for Career Preparation I and II to clarify the differentiation between a course that aligns with a program of study and a more general course. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a) and (c), and 28.025(a).

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

3. Public Hearing on Proposed Revisions to Career and Technical Education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

A public hearing before the State Board of Education (SBOE) is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Testimony will be presented regarding proposed revisions to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for courses in the agribusiness, animal science, plant science, and aviation maintenance programs of study as well as two science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses that may satisfy science graduation requirements. In accordance with SBOE operating procedures, oral testimony will be limited to two minutes per person. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a), (c), and (j), and 28.025(a) and (b-2)(2).

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

4. Discussion of Proposed Revisions to Career and Technical Education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 

This item provides the opportunity for the committee to discuss proposed revisions to career and technical education (CTE) Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in agriculture, food, and natural resources; transportation, distribution, and logistics; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The proposal would add new courses and update existing courses in the agribusiness, animal science, plant science, and aviation maintenance programs of study as well as revise two STEM courses that may satisfy science graduation requirements to ensure the content of the courses remains current and supports relevant and meaningful programs of study. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a), (c), and (j), and 28.025(a) and (b-2)(2).

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

5. Discussion of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter C, High School, §113.52, Ethnic Studies: American Indian/Native Studies

This item provides the opportunity for the committee to discuss proposed new 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter C, High School, §113.52, Ethnic Studies: American Indian/Native Studies, to add Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a new ethnic studies course in American Indian/Native studies. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a) and (c); and 28.025(a).

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

6. 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 the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and for the board to provide additional guidance to TEKS review and ELPS work groups. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a) and (c), 28.025(a), and 29.051.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

7. Discussion of the Long-Range Plan for Public Education

This item provides the opportunity for the committee to discuss options and timelines for updating the State Board of Education Long-Range Plan for Public Education. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(1) and §32.001(a)(1)-(4).

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

8. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter B, Middle School, §112.26(b)(11)(A), Science, Grade 6, Adopted 2021
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization a proposed amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter B, Middle School, §112.26(b)(11)(A), Science, Grade 6, Adopted 2021. The proposed amendment would correct punctuation errors in one student expectation. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.002(a) and (c).

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

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

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION