January 14, 2010
COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES - Room 1-111
Members: Bob Craig, Chair; Mavis B. Knight, Vice Chair; Mary Helen Berlanga; Pat Hardy; and Don McLeroy. A quorum of the State Board of Education may attend the committee meeting and discuss items on the committee agenda.
Public Testimony - Individual testimony will be taken at the time the related item comes up for committee discussion or action. 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=3958.
1. Recommendation for Appointments to the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees
This item provides an opportunity for board consideration of two appointments to the board of trustees of the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District. These appointments are necessary to fill the vacancies resulting from the expiration of the terms of office for two board members. Statutory authority for this action is Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.352, and 19 TAC §61.2.
COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT
2. Proposed Award of Residential Treatment Facility Charter
This item provides the board an opportunity to approve the operation of a residential treatment facility charter as established by HB 3689 in Texas Human Resources Code. Statutory authority for this action is Texas Education Code (TEC), §12.101.
COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION
3. Status of Imagine International Academy of North Texas and Imagine International Academy Williamson County
This item provides the committee an opportunity to discuss the status of Imagine International Academy of North Texas and Imagine International Academy Williamson County, the two charters awarded by the SBOE on November 21, 2008, that have not received charter contracts.
COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION
NOTE: The chair may permit the board to take up and discuss any of the discussion items on a committee agenda, including hearing any invited presentations to a committee, based upon a recommendation from the committee or inability of the committee to complete its agenda on a preceding day.
If, during the course of the State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting or any committee meeting of the SBOE, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the SBOE or committee of the SBOE may conduct a closed meeting in accordance with Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E. Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting.