Review and Adoption of State Board of Education Operating Rules
January 19, 2011
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: ACTION
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.107, at the first regular meeting after the election and qualification of new members, the board shall adopt rules of procedure. This item provides an opportunity for the board to review existing operating rules to determine if changes and revisions are needed.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: TEC, §7.107.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: State Board of Education (SBOE) operating rules were approved on November 20, 2009.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: The board is required by state law to adopt rules of procedures at its first regular meeting after the election and qualification of new members. Current board operating rules and the areas of jurisdiction are shown in the information section of this agenda. The board's current operating rules contain a resolution which defines committees of the SBOE and their assignments.
FISCAL IMPACT: None.
PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: A review of SBOE operating rules will enable the board to organize and perform its statutory duties relating to public education.
PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: None.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.
BOARD ACTION: Review and adopt operating rules as required by the TEC, §7.107.
Commissioner of Education
Staff Members Responsible:
Debbie Graves Ratcliffe, Director
Division of Communications and SBOE Support
David Anderson, General Counsel
I. State Board of Education Operating Rules (Proposed for Amendment January 19, 2011)
II. Registration Form for Public Testimony