November 15, 2018 Committee on School Initiatives

THURSDAY
November 15, 2018

9 a.m.

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES - Room 1-111
Members: Barbara Cargill, chair; Marisa B. Perez-Diaz, vice chair; Ruben Cortez, Jr;
Keven Ellis; Marty Rowley. A quorum of the State Board of Education may attend the committee meeting and discuss items on the committee agenda.


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. Recommendation for Appointment to the Boys Ranch Independent School District Board of Trustees

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

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT

2. Charter School Open-Enrollment Application Update

The director of the Charter School Administration Division will present to the committee any updates on the timeline for Generation Twenty-Four Open-Enrollment Charter School Application.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION


3. Review of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs

This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule actions that would propose amendments to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs. The proposed amendments would implement the statutory requirements of Senate Bills (SBs) 7 and 1839 and House Bills (HBs) 2039, 3349, and 1963, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017. The proposed changes would also implement changes based on stakeholder input and Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff recommendations. Texas Education Code (TEC), §21.042, requires the SBEC to submit a written copy of each rule it proposes to adopt to the SBOE for review. At its September 14, 2018 meeting, the SBOE rejected the proposed amendments to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs. To address SBOE’s concerns, at the October 5, 2018 SBEC meeting, the SBEC removed the proposed amendment to §228.35 that allowed educator preparation programs (EPPs) to provide candidates seeking certification in Marketing: Grades 6-12 and Health Science: Grades 6-12 with fewer than 300 clock-hours of coursework and/or training. The SBEC made no additional changes to this item from what was presented to the SBOE for review at the September 13-14, 2018 SBOE meeting. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 228 is the TEC, §§21.031; 21.041(b)(1); 21.044, as amended by SBs 7, 1839, and 1963, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017; 21.0442(c), as added by HB 3349, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017; 21.0443; 21.0453; 21.0454; 21.0455; 21.046(b); 21.0485; 21.0487(c); 21.0489(c), as added by SB 1839 and HB 2039, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017; 21.049(a); 21.0491, as added by HB 3349, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017; 21.050(b) and (c); 21.051, as amended by SB 1839, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017; and the Texas Occupations Code (TOC), §55.007.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


4. Review of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter C, Assessment of Educators; Subchapter D, Types and Classes of Certificates Issued; Subchapter E, Educational Aide Certificate; Subchapter G, Certificate Issuance Procedures; and Subchapter H, Texas Educator Certificates Based on Certification and College Credentials from Other States or Territories of the United States

This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule actions that would propose amendments to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter C, Assessment of Educators; Subchapter D, Types and Classes of Certificates Issued; Subchapter E, Educational Aide Certificate; Subchapter G, Certificate Issuance Procedures; and Subchapter H, Texas Educator Certificates Based on Certification and College Credentials from Other States or Territories of the United States. Chapter 230 serves as a foundation for the practices and procedures related to educator preparation and certification. The subchapters being amended outline testing requirements for certification; provide general eligibility, recommendation, and issuance requirements for several types of certificates; identify fees for certification services; and confirm the overall process for individuals already certified in other states or countries to obtain Texas certification. The proposed amendments would provide necessary updates to certification and/or testing requirements and would align SBEC rules where applicable with provisions from recent legislation. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapter C, is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.041(b)(1), (2), and (4), 21.044(a), 21.048, 21.050, and 22.082, and Texas Occupations Code (TOC), §54.003. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapter D, is the TEC, §§21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(5) and (9), 21.051, as amended by Senate Bill (SB) 1839, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, and 22.0831(c) and (f). The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapter E, is the TEC, §§21.041(a) and (b)(1)-(4). The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapter G, is the TEC, §§21.031(a), 21.041(b)(1)-(5) and (9) and (c), 21.044(a), (e), and (f), 21.048, 21.0485, 21.050, 21.054(a), 22.082, and 22.0831(f), and TOC, §53.105. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapter H, is the TEC, §§21.040(6), 21.041(b)(4) and (5) and (c), 21.048, 21.050, 21.052, as amended by House Bill (HB) 1934, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, and 21.054(a).

COMMITTEE –ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


5. Review of Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 241, Principal Certificate, and New 19 TAC Chapter 241, Certification as Principal

This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review a State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule action that would propose the repeal of 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 241, Principal Certificate, and new 19 TAC Chapter 241, Certification as Principal. The proposed repeal of and new 19 TAC Chapter 241 would reorganize the chapter to allow for the chapter title to reflect both the proposed new principal certificate as well as the current principal certificate, would establish the requirements for the proposed new principal certificate, and would provide for a proposed new endorsement for individuals who hold a certificate to serve in the role of principal. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 241 is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.003(a), 21.040(4), 21.041(b)(1)-(4), 21.046(b)-(d), and 21.054(a), (e), and (e-2), as amended by Senate Bills (SBs) 7, 179, and 1839, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION