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TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY

- State Board of Education -- Committee of the Full Board -

Thursday, January 26, 2012
9:00 a.m. CT

Room 1-104, William B. Travis Bldg
1701 N. Congress Ave
Austin, TX

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1. Commissioner's Comments Regarding the SBOE Agenda

This item provides an opportunity for the board to be briefed on current agenda items and activities at the Texas Education Agency.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION


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2. Public Hearing on Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, Subchapter C, High School, and Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses

A public hearing before the State Board of Education (SBOE) is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2012, in the William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104. Testimony will be presented regarding proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, Subchapter C, High School, and Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION


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3. Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, Subchapter C, High School, and Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, Subchapter C, High School, and Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses. The proposed revisions recommend an implementation date of the 2013-2014 school year for the revised mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), 7.102(c)(4), 28.002, 28.0021, and 28.025.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


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4. Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter A, Elementary, 111.11-111.17, Subchapter B, Middle School, 111.21-111.24, Subchapter C, High School, 111.31-111.37, and Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses, 111.52
(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization the proposed repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter A, Elementary, 111.11-111.17, Subchapter B, Middle School, 111.21-111.24, Subchapter C, High School, 111.31-111.37, and Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses, 111.52. The proposed repeal would remove the mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) currently in effect for Kindergarten-Grade 8 and high school courses that will be superseded by proposed new 19 TAC 111.1-111.7, 111.25-111.28, and 111.38-111.45 beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), 7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - CONSENT


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5a. Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, 74.1, Essential Knowledge and Skills, and 74.3, Description of a Required Secondary Curriculum, and Proposed New Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter G, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2012-2013
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, 74.1, Essential Knowledge and Skills, and 74.3, Description of a Required Secondary Curriculum, and proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter G, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2012-2013. The proposed amendments would update requirements for school districts to align with recently passed legislation and provide additional clarification regarding requirements. The proposed new subchapter would update the graduation requirements to align with recently passed legislation, allow additional courses to satisfy certain graduation requirements, and provide additional clarification regarding requirements. 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), 28.002, 28.025, and 28.027.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION

Public Testimony


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5b. Item 5. Continued

Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, 74.1, Essential Knowledge and Skills, and 74.3, Description of a Required Secondary Curriculum, and Proposed New Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter G, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2012-2013
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)


Board Discussion


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6. Update on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Review

This item provides the opportunity for staff to present an update on the review of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and for the board to provide guidance regarding the TEKS review process. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), 7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


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7. Adoption of Review of and Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials
(Adoption of Review)
(First Reading and Filing Authorization of Revisions)

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 adoption of the review of 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter A, General Provisions; Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials; Subchapter C, Local Operations; Subchapter D, Special Instructional Materials; and Subchapter E, Disposition of Instructional Materials. The rules being reviewed establish procedures for the adoption, purchase, and distribution of instructional materials. This item also presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 66 that would incorporate changes resulting from Senate Bill (SB) 6, 82nd Texas Legislature, First Called Session, 2011. Statutory authority for the rule review is Texas Government Code, 2001.039. Statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 66 is the Texas Education Code (TEC), 7.102(c)(23) and 31.003.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


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8. Proposed Cycle for the Adoption of Instructional Materials

The Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 31, requires the State Board of Education (SBOE) to adopt a review and adoption cycle for textbooks for elementary grade levels, including prekindergarten, and secondary grade levels for each subject in the required curriculum. Senate Bill 6, passed by the 82nd Texas Legislature gives direction for developing a new review and adoption cycle. The SBOE conducted a work session in November 2011 to discuss possible options and made recommendations for a new review and adoption cycle. This item provides an opportunity for the SBOE to approve a new review and adoption cycle. Statutory authority for this action is the TEC, 31.022.

COMMITTEE - ACTION
SBOE - ACTION


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9. Discussion of Proclamation 2014 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials

The new adoption cycle for instructional materials is scheduled to be approved by the State Board of Education (SBOE) in January 2012. Instructional materials submitted under Proclamation 2014 are scheduled for adoption by the SBOE in November 2013. This item provides an opportunity for the SBOE to discuss the schedule of events and instructional materials to be included in Proclamation 2014. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), 31.022.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION


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10. Discussion of Pending Litigation

The State Board of Education will enter executive session in accordance with the Texas Government Code, 551.071(1)(A), to discuss pending and contemplated litigation with the general counsel, legal staff, and, if necessary, attorney(s) from the Attorney General's Office. The Committee of the Full Board will meet in Room 1-103 to discuss this item. Cases to be discussed may include:

Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition; Hillsboro ISD, Hutto ISD, Nacogdoches ISD, Pflugerville ISD, San Antonio ISD, Taylor ISD, Van ISD, Randy Pittenger, Chip Langston; and Shelby Davidson, as Next of Friend of Cortland, Carli and Casi Davidson v. Robert Scott, Commissioner of Education, in his Official Capacity; Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, in her Official Capacity; Texas State Board of Education; in the 200th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas D-1-GN-11-003130;

Calhoun County ISD; Abernathy ISD; Aransas County ISD; Frisco ISD; Lewisville ISD; Richardson ISD v. Robert Scott, et al in his Official Capacity as Texas Commissioner of Education, in the 419th Judicial District Court; Docket No. D-1-GV-11-001917;

Fort Bend ISD v. Robert Scott, TEA; Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts; and the Texas State Board of Texas, Barbara Cargill; in the 200th Judicial District Court of Texas, Cause No D-1-GV-11-002028;

Edgewood ISD, McAllen ISD, San Benito CISD, La Feria ISD, Yolanda Canales, Individually and as Next Friend for her Minor Child, E. Canales, Rudy Pedraza, Individually as Next Friend for his Minor Child, C. Pedraza, and J. Pedraza, and Arturo Robles, Individually and as Next Friend for his Minor Child, A. Robles v. Robert Scott, in his Official Capacity as the Commissioner of Education, The State of Texas Board of Education, and Susan Combs, in her Official Capacity as the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, in the District Courts of Travis County, Texas; and

any other litigation arising after the date of posting or reasonably contemplated as of the date of the board meeting.

COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION
SBOE - NO ACTION

No discussion of Pending Litigation




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