Review of 19 TAC Chapter 102, Educational Programs, Subchapter A, Grants
April 14, 2011
COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION: DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: NO ACTION
SUMMARY: Texas Government Code, §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 102, Educational Programs, Subchapter A, Grants. The rule being reviewed provides guidelines for the State Engineering and Science Recruitment Fund (SENSR) Grant Program.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: The statutory authority for the rule review is Texas Government Code, §2001.039. The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 102, Subchapter A, is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §51.603 and §51.605.
BOARD RESPONSE: This item is presented for review and comment.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: The SBOE adopted 19 TAC Chapter 102, Subchapter A, to be effective May 28, 2006.
FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED: The review of 19 TAC Chapter 102, Subchapter A, will be presented to the SBOE for adoption at the July 2011 board meeting.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: The State Engineering and Science Recruitment Fund was created by the 70th Texas Legislature, 1987, through the TEC, Title 3, Higher Education, Chapter 51, Provisions Generally Applicable to Higher Education, Subchapter M, Engineering and Science Recruitment Fund. The SENSR grant has been administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), in collaboration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, through a request for applications for several years. Statute requires the SBOE to adopt rules for administration of the grant.
ANTICIPATED REVISIONS TO RULES: No changes to the rule in 19 TAC Chapter 102, Subchapter A, are anticipated.
RULE REVIEW: The TEA plans to file the notice of proposed review of 19 TAC Chapter 102, Subchapter A, with the Texas Register following the April 2011 SBOE meeting. The TEA will accept comments as to whether reasons for adopting 19 TAC Chapter 102, Subchapter A, continue to exist. The official comment period will begin with the publication of the notice of proposed review in the Texas Register.
The filing of the notice of proposed review soliciting comments as to whether the reasons for adoption continue to exist would not preclude any amendments that may be proposed at different dates through a separate rulemaking process.
FISCAL IMPACT: None.
PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: The rule will continue to provide additional support to women and minorities for participation in programs leading to an undergraduate degree in engineering or science from a university or college.
PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: None.
LOCALLY MAINTAINED PAPERWORK REQUIREMENTS: None.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.
Commissioner of Education
Staff Members Responsible:
Anita Givens, Associate Commissioner
Standards and Programs
Norma Torres-Martinez, Deputy Associate Commissioner
Standards and Alignment
Monica Martinez, Managing Director
I. Statutory Citations
II. Text of 19 TAC Chapter 102, Educational Programs, Subchapter A, Grants