January 2021 SBOE Agenda

SCHEDULE AND AGENDAS
State Board of Education
William B. Travis Building
1701 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 
 

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Complete SBOE January 2021 Agenda (PDF, 7 MB)

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Meeting Dates

January 26-29, 2021      

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 

10:00 a.m.      General Meeting (Room 1-104)

12:00 p.m.      Committee of the Full Board (Room 1-104)

 List of Public Testimony Registrants                      

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

9:00 a.m.        Committee of  the Full Board (Room 1-104)

List of Public Testimony Registrants           

Thursday, January 28, 2021

9:00 a.m.       Committee on Instruction (Room 1-100)

9:00 a.m.       Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund (Room 1-104)

9:00 a.m.       Committee on School Initiatives (Room 1-111)

List of Public Testimony Registrants

Friday, January 29, 2021

9:00 a.m.      General Meeting (Room 1-104)

List of Public Testimony Registrants

Consent Agenda

Information Materials

Agenda Certification Letter

If the General Meeting does not finish on Tuesday, it will resume its meeting on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. If the Committee of the Full Board does not complete its agenda Tuesday, it will resume its meeting on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. If the Committee of the Full Board does not complete its agenda Wednesday, it will resume its meeting on Thursday, or Friday. If the Committee on Instruction does not complete  its agenda Thursday, it will resume its meeting on Friday. If the Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund does not complete its agenda Thursday, it will resume its meeting on Friday. If the Committee on School Initiatives does not complete its agenda Thursday, it will resume its meeting on Friday.

Current State Board of Education (SBOE) Operating Rules, §1.2, Committees of the Board, establish the standing committees of the SBOE as the Committee on Instruction, the Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund, and the Committee on School Initiatives.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Texas Education Code, §7.107, at the board’s first regular meeting after the election and qualification of new members, the board shall organize and adopt rules of procedure. Adoption of SBOE Operating Rules may change the existing standing committees. However, due to deadlines for posting notices of open meetings with the Texas Register, it is necessary for the existing standing committees of the SBOE to meet during the January 26-29, 2021 board meeting.

If the SBOE elects to retain the existing committee structure, newly-selected members of the Committee on Instruction, the Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund, and the Committee on School Initiatives will meet and will have the opportunity to elect new committee chairs. If the SBOE elects to revise the committee structure, the prior standing committees of the SBOE must meet during this first meeting because of Texas Register requirements. New members of the SBOE would serve on the prior committees of former members who represented the districts to which the new members were elected. Election of new committee chairs would take place at the next scheduled 2021 SBOE meeting as the first item of business on each standing committee schedule.

NOTE: The chair may permit the board to take up and discuss any of the discussion items on a committee agenda, including hearing any invited presentations to a committee, based upon a recommendation from the committee or inability of the committee to complete its agenda on a preceding day.

The SBOE or a committee of the SBOE may conduct a closed meeting on any agenda item in accordance with Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E. Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.

The agenda is online at https://tea.texas.gov/sboe/agenda/ on the Texas Education Agency website. The posted information contains links to board action items including rule items and rule text, and selected discussion items. Public comments on proposed rules may be submitted electronically. All agenda items and rule text are subject to change at any time prior to each board meeting. To the extent possible, copies of changes made after the agenda and the schedule are published will be available at the board meeting.