Texas Commission on Virtual Education

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Commission Overview

House Bill 3643, 87th Texas Legislature, established the Texas Commission on Virtual Education. The commission is established to develop and make recommendations regarding the delivery of virtual education in the public school system and state funding for virtual education under the Foundation School Program. 

The commission consists of the 13 members appointed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House, and State Board of Education. The commission will meet once a month to review the past and current context of virtual education in Texas, as well as explore virtual education nationwide. 

Not later than December 31, 2022, the commission shall prepare and deliver a report to the governor and the legislature that recommends statutory changes regarding virtual education. 
 

Upcoming Meetings

September 28, 2022 — 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 19, 2022 — 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

November 30, 2022 — 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

December 14, 2022 — 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Past Meetings

August 24, 2022 — 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

August 23, 2022 — 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

July 27, 2022 — 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please see official posting for the July 27th Commission Meeting. 

June 29, 2022 -- 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Please see the official posting for the June 29th Commission Meeting.

May 25, 2022 — 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Rescheduled for August 23, 2022)

Please see the official posting for the May 25th Commission Meeting.

April 27, 2022 — 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Presentations

Please see the official posting for the April 27th Commission Meeting.

March 30, 2022 — 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Presentations

Please see the official posting for the March 30th Commission Meeting.

February 23, 2022 — 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please see the official posting for the February 23rd Commission Meeting.

 

Commission Members:

  • Rex Gore, SBEC (Chairman)
    — Governor Appointment
  • Hannah Smith
    — Governor Appointment
  • Bernie Francis
    — Governor Appointment
  • Josue Tamarez
    — Governor Appointment
  • Sen. Paul Bettencourt,
    District 7
    — Lt. Governor Appointment
  • Sen. Larry Taylor,
    District 11
    — Lt. Governor Appointment
  • Sen. Royce West,
    District 23
  • Dr. Annette Tielle,
    Superintendent Del Valle ISD
    — Lt. Governor Appointment
  • Rep. Ken King
    — House Appointment
  • Rep. Matt Shaheen
    — House Appointment
  • Rep. Eddie Morales
    — House Appointment
  • Dr. Danny Lovett, Region 5 Executive Director
    — House Appointment
  • Pam Little
    — SBOE Appointment