April 2016 Consent Agenda

(1) Approval for Update of Instructional Materials
(Committee on Instruction)

Texas State University is requesting approval to update content in two of its adopted products: Math Explorations I for grade 6 and Math Explorations II for grades 6-8. The updated content has been reviewed by curriculum subject-area specialists and determined to address the pertinent student expectations in a manner equal to the content initially reviewed and approved by the state review panel. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003 and §31.022.

(2) Ratification of the Purchases and Sales of the Investment Portfolio of the Permanent School Fund for the Months of December 2015, January and February 2016
(Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund)

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to consider approval of the purchases and sales of investments executed in the portfolio of the Permanent School Fund for the months of December 2015, January and February 2016. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(f).

(3) Adoption of an Annual Report on the Status of the Bond Guarantee Program
(Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund)

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to adopt an annual report on the status of the Bond Guarantee Program. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(f).

(4) Decision on Real Estate Investments
(Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund)

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to review and consider possible real estate investments. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(f).

(5) Overview of the Private Equity Asset Class
(Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund)

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to review the private equity investment policy. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(f).

(6) Authorization to Issue a Request for Proposals for Global Custody and Securities Lending Services for the Texas Permanent School Fund
(Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund)

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to consider the issuance of the Request for Proposals for Global Custody and Securities Lending Services for the Texas Permanent School Fund. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(f).

(7) Recommendation for Appointments to the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees
(Committee on School Initiatives)

This item provides an opportunity for board consideration of two appointments to the board of trustees of the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District. The appointments are necessary due to the expiration of the term of office for two board members. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §61.2.

(8) Recommendation for Appointment to the Lackland Independent School District Board of Trustees
(Committee on School Initiatives)

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