April 2013 General Meeting

 

OFFICIAL AGENDA

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
AUSTIN, TEXAS

April 19, 2013
9 a.m.

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

Student Performance

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Comments from Legislators

Approval of Minutes
State Board of Education, January 30, 2013
State Board of Education, February 1, 2013

Public Testimony - Individual testimony will be taken to address items other than those on the board agenda. The procedures for registering and taking public testimony at State Board of Education committee meetings and general board meetings are provided at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769804094.

1. Resolutions and Presentations

Resolution honoring winners of 2012 National History Day contest
(No Exhibit)

Resolution opposing efforts to reduce funding to public schools
(No Exhibit)

Resolution regarding CSCOPE review
(No Exhibit)

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 New 19 TAC Chapter 117, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts, Subchapter D, Elementary, Subchapter E, Middle School, and Subchapter F, High School
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 117, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts, Subchapter D, Elementary, Subchapter E, Middle School, and Subchapter F, High School, with a recommended implementation date of the 2015-2016 school year. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

4. Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter F, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2007-2008, and Subchapter G, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2012-2013
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)
 

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter F, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2007-2008, and Subchapter G, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2012-2013. The proposed amendments would add course options for students to satisfy the fourth mathematics and the fourth science credit requirements under the Recommended High School Program and the Distinguished Achievement Program. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

5. Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education, Subchapter A, Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Subchapter H, Health Science, and Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)
 

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education. The proposal would amend Subchapter A, Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, §130.6, Veterinary Medical Applications (One Credit), and §130.12, Advanced Environmental Technology (One Credit), so that the courses can be added as options to satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement. The proposal would add new §130.210, Human Body Systems (One Credit), to Subchapter H, Health Science, as an additional option to satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement. The proposal would add new §130.375, Principles of Engineering (One Credit), and new §130.376, Digital Electronics (One Credit), to Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, as additional options to satisfy the fourth mathematics graduation requirement. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

6. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter C, High School, §111.46, Discrete Mathematics, Adopted 2013 (One-Half to One Credit)
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)
 

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter C, High School, §111.46, Discrete Mathematics, Adopted 2013 (One-Half to One Credit). The proposal would add a new mathematics course to satisfy the fourth mathematics graduation requirement. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

7. Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter C, High School
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)
 

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter C, High School. The proposal would amend §126.40, Robotics Programming and Design (One-Half to One Credit), Beginning with School Year 2012-2013, so that the course can be added as an option to satisfy the fourth mathematics graduation requirement. The proposal would also repeal §126.37, Discrete Mathematics (One-Half to One Credit), Beginning with School Year 2012-2013, in order to add Discrete Mathematics to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

8. Proclamation 2015 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials 

Proclamation 2015 advertises for bids on new instructional materials to be used by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools beginning in school year 2015-2016. The proposed proclamation contains Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in each subject for which bids are being invited, specifications for providing computerized files to produce Braille versions of adopted instructional materials, and a schedule for the adoption. The subjects and grade levels proposed for Proclamation 2015 include social studies, grades K-12; mathematics, grades 9-12, and fine arts. Instructional materials submitted under Proclamation 2015 are scheduled for adoption by the SBOE in November 2014. The proclamation is presented for approval in accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022.

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION

9. Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 115, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Health Education, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§115.2-115.7, and Subchapter B, Middle School, §115.22 and §115.23
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)
 

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 115, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Health Education, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§115.2-115.7, and Subchapter B, Middle School, §115.22 and §115.23. The proposed amendments would add student expectations for bullying prevention to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Health Education as required by House Bill (HB) 1942, 82nd Texas Legislature, 2011. No additional 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(s).

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE/PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND
No action items

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES
No action items

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS ON COMMITTEE AGENDAS
Committee chairs will present information concerning agenda items presented in the committees.

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 30, 2013

2. Registration Form for Public Testimony at State Board of Education Meetings

3. Current Status of the Permanent School Fund

4. Report of Commissioner of Education Action on Amendments to Open-Enrollment Charters
This item lists charter school amendments that were acted upon by the commissioner of education between January 1, 2013 and February 28, 2013.

5. 2009-2013 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 2009 through August 2013. 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.

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