09 September Full Board 16-1 p.m. item 1
Public Hearing Regarding Instructional Materials Submitted for Adoption by the State Board of Education Under Proclamation 2010
September 16, 2009
COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD: DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: NO ACTION
SUMMARY: A public hearing before the State Board of Education (SBOE) is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2009, in the William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104. Testimony will be presented regarding instructional materials submitted for adoption under Proclamation 2010. Texas residents who have registered to speak on this agenda item will be given priority over non-Texas residents. Oral testimony will be limited to three minutes and speakers are asked to provide 30 copies of their testimony for distribution. Representatives of publishing companies will be allowed to provide oral responses to testimony at the hearing. Publishers will also have the opportunity to file written responses following the hearing. These instructional materials were reviewed by the state review panels in June and July of 2009.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §66.60(b) and Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002.
BOARD RESPONSE: This item is presented for review and comment.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: Proclamation 2010 was presented to the SBOE for discussion in September 2007 and approved in November 2007. Proposed amendments to Proclamation 2010 were discussed at the March 2008 meeting and were approved in May 2008. Additional amendments were brought before the board in September 2008 to add the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Spanish Language Arts and Reading, Grades K-1; Spanish Reading, Grades 2-5; Spanish Literature, Grade 6; English for Speakers of Other Languages I and II; and to include college readiness standards.
FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED: Adoption of instructional materials is scheduled for the November 2009 SBOE meeting.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: 19 TAC Chapter 66 allows both Texas and non-Texas residents to register and testify at public hearings on textbooks. However, the rule gives priority to Texas residents. Oral responses to testimony at hearings before the SBOE are allowed from representatives of publishing companies.
This hearing will be transcribed and the transcript shall be provided to the SBOE members, education service centers, publishing companies, and other persons who file written requests for copies. Publishers and others interested in responding will have an opportunity to provide formal responses to the oral testimony and written comments.
FISCAL IMPACT: None.
PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: 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
John Lopez, Managing Director
Instructional Materials and Educational Technology
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