June-July 2020 Committee on School Initiatives

July 1, 2020

9 a.m.


Members: Barbara Cargill, chair; Marisa B. Perez-Diaz, vice chair; Ruben Cortez, Jr; Keven Ellis; Matt Robinson. A quorum of the State Board of Education may attend the committee meeting and discuss items on the committee agenda.

Public testimony – Individual testimony will be taken at the time the related item comes up for committee discussion or action. The procedures for registering and taking public testimony at State Board of Education committee meetings and general board meetings are provided online.

1. Review of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 232, General Certification Provisions

This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review the the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule actions that would propose revisions to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 232, General Certification Provisions. The proposed revisions would implement the statutory requirements of House Bills (HBs) 18 and 403 and Senate Bills (SBs) 11 and 37, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019. The proposed revisions would provide continuing professional education (CPE) instruction regarding mental health and substance abuse training; training requirements for superintendents regarding sexual abuse and human trafficking; and the removal of student loan default as grounds to deny the renewal of a certificate. Technical changes would also clarify processes and reorganize current provisions to improve readability and align citations. Statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 232 is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.003(a); 21.0031(f); 21.031; 21.041(b)(1)–(4) and (7)–(9); 21.054, as amended by SB 11 and HBs 18, 403, and 2424, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019; 21.0541; and 21.0543; and Texas Occupations Code, §55.002 and §55.003, for Subchapter A; and the TEC, §21.041(c) and §22.0831(f), for Subchapter B.


2. Recommendation for Appointment to the Lackland Independent School District Board of Trustees

This item provides an opportunity for board consideration of one reappointment to the board of trustees of the Lackland Independent School District (ISD). The reappointment is necessary due to the expiration of a term of office. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §61.2.