April 5, 2019 Consent Agenda

CONSENT AGENDA
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
April 5, 2019

(1) 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

(2) Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 114, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English, Subchapter C, High School, §114.53, Advanced Language for Career Applications (One Credit)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 114, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other than English, Subchapter C, High School, §114.53, Advanced Language for Career Applications (One Credit). The proposed amendment would eliminate language that is outdated and no longer necessary. 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).

(3) Approval of Update of Instructional Materials

ThinkCERCA is requesting approval to update content in three of its adopted products: ThinkCERCA, Texas Edition, for English language arts and reading, 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 item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003 and §31.022.

(4) Ratification of Texas Lesson Study Resources

This item gives the committee and board an opportunity to consider ratifying the current teacher-designed lesson study resources, which became available on the agency’s web portal November 1, 2018 – March 8, 2019. The statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §8.0531.

(5) Ratification of the Purchases and Sales of the Investment Portfolio of the Permanent School Fund for the Months of December 2018 and January 2019

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 2018 and January 2019. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

(6) Adoption of an Annual Report on the Status of the Bond Guarantee Program


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, §2 and §5, and Texas Education Code (TEC), §45.053(c).

(7) Decision on Real Estate Investments

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to review and consider possible real estate investments. Statutory authority for this action is Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

(8) Review of the Permanent School Fund Real Estate Policy and Tactical Plan


This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to review the real estate policy and annual tactical plan. The committee may take action based on this information. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

(9) Review of the Permanent School Fund Emerging Market Debt Asset Class


This item provides an opportunity for the board to review the emerging market debt asset class. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

(10) Presentation on the Permanent School Fund Private Equity Program Structure

This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to consider options regarding the private equity program structure. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, and 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33.

(11) Permanent School Fund Logo Contest Contribution

The State Board of Education will consider accepting a donation to cover part of the cost in providing replicas of the winning design in the Permanent School Fund logo contest. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(3).

(12) Recommendation for Appointments to the Boys Ranch School Independent School District Board of Trustees

This item provides an opportunity for board consideration of two appointments to the board of trustees of the Boys Ranch 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 item is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352 and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §61.2.