November 2023 Consent Agenda

CONSENT AGENDA
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
November 17, 2023

(1) Approval of Updates and Substitutions to Adopted Instructional Materials

This item provides the opportunity for the committee and board to approve update and/or substitution requests received since the last board meeting. The updated content has been reviewed by subject-area specialists and determined to address the pertinent student expectations in a manner equal to the content initially reviewed and approved by the state review panel. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003 and §31.022.

(2) Approval of Costs to Administer the 2023–2024 State-Developed Assessments to Private School Students

Texas Education Code, §39.033, allows a private school to voluntarily assess its students with the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) and the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) assessments. The State Board of Education (SBOE) must approve the per-student cost to private schools, which may not exceed the cost of administering the same assessment to a student enrolled in a public-school district. This item requests approval of these costs for the 2023–2024 school year. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §39.033.

(3) Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 109, Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing, Subchapter C, Adoptions By Reference, §109.41, Financial Accountability System Resource Guide
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

 This item presents for first reading and filing authorization a proposed amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 109, Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing, Subchapter C, Adoptions By Reference, §109.41, Financial Accountability System Resource Guide. The proposed amendment would adopt by reference the updated Financial Accountability System Resource Guide (FASRG), which would include allowable costs for dyslexia and related disorders added by House Bill (HB) 3928, 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(32), 44.007(a)-(d), and 44.008(b).

(4) Adoption of Rule Review of 19 TAC Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, Subchapter A, State Board of Education Rules, and Subchapter B, Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation Rules

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 adoption of review of 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, Subchapter A, State Board of Education Rules, and Subchapter B, Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation Rules. Subchapter A establishes distributions to the Available School Fund, SBOE duties related to the Texas Permanent School Fund (PSF) Corporation, ethical standards for SBOE members, the Bond Guarantee Program (BGP), and compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule 15c2-12 related to BGP disclosure as required by the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(a) and (f), and the Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 43. Subchapter B addresses the term length of SBOE members on the board of directors of the Texas PSF Corporation as required by TEC, §43.053. The statutory authority for the rule review is TGC, §2001.039. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 33, Subchapter A, is Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(a) and §5(f); TEC, §43.001 and §43.0031; and Senate Bill (SB) 1232, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 33, Subchapter B, is Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(a) and §5(f); and TEC, §43.001 and §43.053.

(5) Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, Subchapter A, State Board of Education Rules, §33.2, Distributions to the Available School Fund
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization a proposed amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, Subchapter A, State Board of Education Rules, §33.2, Distributions to the Available School Fund. The proposed amendment would reinsert information related to the Permanent School Fund (PSF) distribution policy that was mistakenly repealed when 19 TAC Chapter 33 was revised to implement Senate Bill (SB) 1232, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021. Statutory authority is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(a)(2) and (f).