November 2017 Committee of the Full Board Tuesday 1 pm

TUESDAY
November 7, 2017

1 p.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 approved by the Texas Legislature.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

2. Ratification of Proclamation 2018 Deadline Extension for Publisher affected by Hurricane Harvey

The State Board of Education (SBOE) issued Proclamation 2018 in November 2016. This item gives the board the opportunity to ratify a deadline extension for Kendall Hunt, a publisher that was unable to meet the published deadline due to flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The published deadline to provide the Publisher’s Identification of Factual Errors and Editorial Changes was September 8, 2017. The board chair gave tentative approval to extend it to September 22, 2017. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

3. Public Hearing Regarding Instructional Materials Submitted for Adoption by the State Board of Education Under Proclamation 2018

A public hearing before the State Board of Education (SBOE) is scheduled for November 7, 2017, in the William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104. Testimony will be presented regarding instructional materials submitted for adoption under Proclamation 2018. This proclamation called for instructional materials covering ethnic studies including, but not limited to, African American studies, Mexican American studies, Asian American studies, and Native American studies, to be used in Special Topics in Social Studies. Products submitted in response to Proclamation 2018 were reviewed in the summer of 2017. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.110 and §31.022.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION