April 2019 Committee of the Full Board

WEDNESDAY
April 3, 2019

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, agency operations, policy implementation, and public education-related legislation.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION


2. Procedural Action Related to New 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter C, High School, §113.50, Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies (One Credit)
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


In order to correct a procedural error made by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), this item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter C, High School, §113.50, Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies (One Credit). This action would add new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies as adopted by the SBOE in September 2018 and would allow for implementation of the new course at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year on the same timeline as the original adoption. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.002.
 
COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT


3. Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.12, Foundation High School Program, and §74.13, Endorsements
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.12, Foundation High School Program, and §74.13, Endorsements, to update the rules to align with recent changes to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for fine arts and to establish courses to be included in a cybersecurity pathway for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) endorsement. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


4. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter C, High School, §126.51, Foundations of Cybersecurity (One Credit), and §126.52, Cybersecurity Capstone (One Credit)
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter C, High School, §126.51, Foundations of Cybersecurity (One Credit), and §126.52, Cybersecurity Capstone (One Credit). The proposal would add Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for two new technology applications courses in cybersecurity for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year. No changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


5. Proposed Repeal and New 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter C, High School, §126.36, Digital Forensics (One-Half to One Credit), Beginning with School Year 2012-2013
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed repeal and new 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter C, High School, §126.36, Digital Forensics (One-Half to One Credit), Beginning with School Year 2012-2013. The proposed repeal and new rule would update the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the Digital Forensics course and would update the amount of credit available for the course. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC),
§§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a), (c), and (f)(2); and 28.025(a), (c-1)(1), and (c-10).
 
COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


6. 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
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§110.1-110.7, Subchapter B, Middle School, §§110.21-110.24, and Subchapter C, High School, §§110.36-110.39, and 19 TAC Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§128.1-128.7, Subchapter B, Middle School, §§128.20-128.23, and Subchapter C, High School, §128.34 and §128.35, to make adjustments to align with recent revisions to the college and career readiness standards (CCRS) and to make technical adjustments, including the correction of inconsistencies that have been identified. This item also presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§110.10-110.16, and Subchapter B, Middle School, §§110.17-110.20, and 19 TAC Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§128.10-128.16, and Subchapter B, Middle School, §128.17 and §128.18. The proposed repeals would remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) adopted to be effective in 2009 for elementary and middle school English and Spanish language arts and reading and related implementation language that will be superseded by new 19 TAC §§110.1-110.7, 110.21-110.24, 128.1-128.7, and 128.20-128.23 beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a), (c), and (t); and 28.025(a).

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


7. Perkins V Transition Plan

This item provides the opportunity for the committee and the board to hear an update on the reauthorization of federal Perkins funding and approve the transition plan for the state of Texas in compliance with the reauthorization. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.109.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION


8. Instructional Materials Quality Evaluation Pilot Review

This item will provide the board with an update on the progress of the Instructional Materials Quality Evaluation (IMQE) Pilot. Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.081 and §31.082.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION


9. Ratification of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Coverage in Materials Submitted for Review for the Instructional Materials Quality Evaluation Pilot

This item gives the board an opportunity to ratify the report from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) review committees regarding materials that were submitted for review for the Instructional Materials Evaluation Pilot. This item presents the final report from the commissioner of education regarding the coverage of the TEKS and English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.081 and §31.082.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


10. Discussion of Proclamation 2021 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials

This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to discuss the schedule of events and instructional materials to be included in Proclamation 2021. Instructional materials submitted in response to Proclamation 2021 would be scheduled for adoption by the SBOE in November 2020. Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION


11. 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) and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). Statutory authority for this item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

12. Discussion of Pending Litigation

The State Board of Education may enter into 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:
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