April 5, 2019 SBOE General Meeting

OFFICIAL AGENDA

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
AUSTIN, TEXAS

April 5, 2019
9:00 a.m.

William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104
1701 N. Congress Avenue

Student Performance

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

State Board of Education, January 28 & February 1, 2019


1. Resolutions and Presentations


Resolution honoring Blue Ribbon Schools

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2. Approval of Consent Agenda

Any agenda item may be placed on the Consent Agenda by any State Board of Education committee.

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD

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.

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.

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).

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).

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.

8. 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 Quality Evaluation (IMQE) 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 ON INSTRUCTION

9. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.6, College and Career Readiness and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Alignment
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.6, College and Career Readiness and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Alignment. The proposed amendment would update the alignment charts for the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) to add a new alignment chart for English language arts and to reflect changes resulting from recent updates to the English language arts and mathematics CCRS. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.008(d).

10. Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses. The proposed revisions would repeal a rule that is outdated and duplicative of other SBOE rules and would add four new International Baccalaureate (IB) courses to the mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4); 28.002(a) and (c); and §28.025(a).

11. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.11, High School Graduation Requirements
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization a proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.11, High School Graduation Requirements. The proposed amendment would update the rule to align with the requirements of TEC, §28.025(b-7), which allows a student who completes the core curriculum of a Texas institution of higher education (IHE) while in high school to earn an endorsement, the distinguished level of achievement, and a high school diploma. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(4) and §28.025(b-7).

12. Proposed Approval of Innovative Courses

This item recommends approval of innovative courses that do not fall within any of the subject areas of the foundation or enrichment curriculum. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002(f).

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE AND PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND

13. Adoption of Review of 19 TAC Chapter 129, Student Attendance, Subchapter A, Student Attendance Allowed, and Subchapter B, Student Attendance Accounting
(Adoption of Review)


Texas Government Code (TGC), §2001.039, establishes a four-year rule review cycle for all state agency rules, including State Board of Education (SBOE) rules. This item presents the review of 19 TAC Chapter 129, Student Attendance, Subchapter A, Student Attendance Allowed, and Subchapter B, Student Attendance Accounting. Subchapter A addresses free attendance in general, and Subchapter B addresses requirements for student attendance accounting for state funding purposes. Statutory authority for the rule review is TGC, §2001.039. Statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 129, Subchapters A and B, is Texas Education Code (TEC), §42.004 and §12.106.

14. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 109, Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing, Subchapter C, Adoptions By Reference, §109.41, Financial Accountability System Resource Guide
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)


This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 109, Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing, Subchapter C, Adoptions By Reference, §109.41, Financial Accountability System Resource Guide. The proposed amendment would reference the updated Financial Accountability System Resource Guide (FASRG) and remove language relating to the commissioner's role in amending the FASRG. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.055(b)(32), 7.102(c)(32), 44.001(a) and (b), 44.007(a)-(d), and 44.008(b).

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES

15. Adoption of Review of 19 TAC Chapter 157, Hearings and Appeals, Subchapter A, General Provisions for Hearings Before the State Board of Education, and Subchapter D, Independent Hearing Examiners
(Adoption of Review)


Texas Government Code (TGC), §2001.039, establishes a four-year rule review cycle for all state agency rules, including State Board of Education (SBOE) rules. This item presents the review of 19 TAC Chapter 157, Hearings and Appeals, Subchapter A, General Provisions for Hearings Before the State Board of Education, and Subchapter D, Independent Hearing Examiners. Subchapter A establishes the procedures for appeals heard by the SBOE regarding administrative penalties for violations of textbook requirements. Subchapter D sets forth the certification criteria for independent hearing examiners who conduct due process termination, nonrenewal, and suspension without pay hearings at the school district level. The statutory authority for the rule review is the Texas Government Code (TGC), §2001.039. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 157, Subchapter A, is Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.151, and TGC, §2001.004. The statutory authority for Subchapter D is TEC, §21.252(a).

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS POSTED FOR DISCUSSION ON COMMITTEE AGENDAS

Committee chairs may provide an update about discussion items considered during the current meeting by any standing committee or ad hoc committee.

REPORTS OF OTHER STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND CONCERNS IN INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS

Members of the State Board of Education may present information regarding agenda items or other relevant information about public education.

Information Materials


1. State Board of Education Operating Rules, Amended January 28, 2019

2. Current Status of the Permanent School Fund

3. 2017-2021 Rule Review Plan for State Board of Education Rules

This item outlines the rule review plan for State Board of Education (SBOE) rules during the period of September 2017 through August 2021. Texas Government Code, §2001.039, requires an ongoing four-year rule review of existing state agency rules, including SBOE rules. The rule review requirement is designed to ensure that the reason for initially adopting or readopting a rule continues to exist.