August 30, 2023 Committee of the Full Board

WEDNESDAY
August 30, 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. Public Hearing on 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

A public hearing before the State Board of Education (SBOE) is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, 2023. Testimony will be presented regarding 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, Project-Based Research (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. 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) and (c), and 28.025(a).

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

3. 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
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization 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, Project-Based Research (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. 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

4. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 100, Charters, Subchapter A, Open-Enrollment Charter Schools, §100.1, Selection Process
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption a proposed amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 100, Charters, Subchapter A, Open-Enrollment Charter Schools, §100.1, Selection Process. The proposed amendment would modify the no-contact period for open-enrollment charter applicants or any person or entity acting on their behalf. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§12.101.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

5. Introduction of the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation Acting Chief Executive Officer

This item provides an opportunity for the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation to introduce Acting Chief Executive Officer, Britt Harris, to members of the State Board of Education. Statutory authority is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5.

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 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