April 2016 Committee of the Full Board Wednesday

WEDNESDAY
April 6, 2016

9 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, the operations and Texas Education Agency policies, and to be provided an update on implementation of public education-related legislation.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

2. Public Hearing on Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, and 19 TAC Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language

A public hearing before the State Board of Education (SBOE) is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in the William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104. Testimony will be presented regarding proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School, and Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

3. Discussion of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, and 19 TAC Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language

This item provides the opportunity for the committee to discuss proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School, and Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

4. Update on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Review

This item provides the opportunity for staff to present an update on the review of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

5. Discussion of Pending Litigation

The State Board of Education will enter executive session in accordance with the Texas Government Code, §551.071(1)(A), to discuss pending and contemplated litigation with the general counsel, legal staff, and, if necessary, attorney(s) from the Attorney General's Office. The Committee of the Full Board will meet in Room 1-103 to discuss this item.

Cases to be discussed may include:

The Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition, et al; Calhoun County ISD, et al; Edgewood ISD, et al; Fort Bend ISD, et al; Texas Charter School Association, et al. vs. Michael Williams, Commissioner of Education, in his official capacity; Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, in her official capacity; Texas State Board of Education. District Court of Travis County, Cause No. D-1-GN-003130;
 
Lyondell Chemical Company, No. 09-10023; Edward S. Weisfelner, as Trustee of the LB Creditor Trust v. Morgan Stanley, Adv. Pro. No. 10-04609 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) and Edward S. Weisfelner, as Trustee of the LB Litigation Trust v. Holmes, Adv. Pro. No. 10-05525 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.);
 
Tribune Company, No. 08-13141; The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Tribune Company v. Fitzsimmons, Adv. Pro. No. 10-54010 (Bankr. D. Del);
 
Deutsche Bank v Bank of America, No. 3:11-CV-01175-F (N. D. Tex., Dallas Div.) and Deutsche Bank v. Employees Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas, No. 3:11-CV-1167-F; ( N. D. Tex. Dallas Div. ) CONSOLIDATED in: In re: Tribune Company Fraudulent Conveyance Litigation; No. 11-MD-2296 Consolidated Multidistrict Action (S.D.N.Y.); and
 
any other litigation arising after the date of posting or reasonably contemplated as of the date of the board meeting.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION