September 9, 2020 Committee of the Full Board

WEDNESDAY
September 9, 2020

8:00 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 registering and taking public testimony at State Board of Education committee meetings and general board meetings are provided online

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. Decision on the Percentage Distribution of the Permanent School Fund for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 and Related Fund Transfers

This item provides an opportunity for the board to evaluate and approve the Permanent School Fund percentage distribution rate for fiscal years 2022 and 2023. The board will consider various factors associated with the distribution rate such as expected returns, inflation, student growth, and current economic conditions. The board may also consider and approve any transfers in the current biennium that could impact the distribution in the best interest of the Permanent School Fund. Additionally, this item provides the opportunity for the board to discuss anticipated instructional material needs for the 2022-2023 biennium. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5; Texas Education Code (TEC), §43.0051; and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – CONSENT

3. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter C, High School, §§112.41-112.45
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed new 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter C, High School, §§112.41, Implementation of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, High School, Adopted 2020; 112.42, Biology (One Credit), Adopted 2020; 112.43, Chemistry (One Credit), Adopted 2020; 112.44, Integrated Physics and Chemistry (One Credit), Adopted 2020; and 112.45, Physics (One Credit), Adopted 2020. The proposed new sections would provide updated standards to ensure they remain current. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a), (c), (j), and (n), and 28.025(a).

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

4. 
Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 116, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§116.11-116.17, Subchapter B, Middle School, §§116.25-116.28, and Subchapter C, High School, §§116.61-116.64
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 116, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§116.11-116.17, Subchapter B, Middle School, §§116.25-116.28, and Subchapter C, High School, §§116.61-116.64. The proposed new sections would update the standards to reflect current physical education research and best practices and align with changes to requirements in state statute. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a), (c), and (d), and 28.025(a).

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

5. 
Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 115, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Health Education, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§115.11-115.17, Subchapter B, Middle School, §§115.25-115.28, and Subchapter C, High School, §§115.37-115.39
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed new 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 115, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Health Education, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§115.11-115.17, Subchapter B, Middle School, §§115.25-115.28, and Subchapter C, High School, §§115.37-115.39. The proposed new sections would update the standards to reflect current health education research and best practices and align with changes to requirements in statute. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002(a), (c), (r), and (s), and 28.025(a).

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

6. 
Update on the Review of Proclamation 2021 Instructional Materials

The State Board of Education issued Proclamation 2021 in June 2019, calling for instructional materials for prekindergarten. Products submitted in response to Proclamation 2021 were reviewed in the summer of 2020. This item provides an opportunity for staff to update the SBOE on the review of Proclamation 2021 instructional materials. Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

7. 
Update on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Coverage in Materials Submitted for Evaluation for the Texas Resource Review

The commissioner of education called for materials in English prekindergarten, English foundational literacy K–2, and mathematics K–8 to be evaluated for the Texas Resource Review (TRR). Products submitted for the TRR were reviewed for coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the summer of 2020. This item provides an opportunity for staff to update the State Board of Education on the TEKS review of TRR instructional materials. Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.081 and §31.082.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION