September 1, 2020 Committee on School Initiatives

TUESDAY
September 1, 2020

11 a.m.

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES (Virtual Meeting)

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. Recommendation for Appointments to the Randolph Field Independent School District Board of Trustees

This item provides an opportunity for board consideration of one appointment to the board of trustees of the Randolph Field Independent School District. The appointment is necessary because of a resignation. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352; and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §61.2.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

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

This item provides an opportunity for board consideration of one reappointment to the board of trustees of the Boys Ranch Independent School District. The reappointment is necessary because the current term of office is expiring. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352; and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §61.2.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

3. Open-Enrollment Charter School Generation 26 Application Updates

The director of the Division of Charter School Administration will discuss updates regarding the Generation Twenty-Six Open-Enrollment Charter Application cycle. Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §12.101.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

4. Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations Related to Trustee Team Building Training

The State Board of Education (SBOE) created an ad hoc committee on trustee team building training to review the SBOE’s Framework for School Board Development, the current requirements for team building training for local boards of trustees, and the prescribed qualifications for trainers that provide the team building training. The committee will share its findings and recommendations at the September 2020 meeting. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.159.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION