April 2017 Committee on School Finance Permanent School Fund Item 6

Adoption of an Annual Report on the Status of the Bond Guarantee Program

April 21, 2017

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE/PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: CONSENT

SUMMARY:
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:
Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(f).

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: None.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: Texas Education Code (TEC), §45.053, states that “The commissioner shall prepare and the board shall adopt an annual report on the status of the guaranteed bond program.”

FISCAL IMPACT: The distribution of the Permanent School Fund is projected to be $2.1 billion during the 2016-2017 biennium.

PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: The distribution of the Permanent School Fund will flow to the school districts and reduce the tax burden to the public and the state of Texas.

PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: Not applicable.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.

ALTERNATIVES: No alternative actions are proposed regarding this item.

OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.

Staff Member Responsible:

Holland Timmins, Executive Administrator
and Chief Investment Officer of the
Texas Permanent School Fund