TEA Committee of the Full Board - March 11, 2010

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REGULAR AGENDA - COMMITTEE OF FULL BOARD - 3/11/10

Item 1. Discussion of Parliamentary Procedures

This item provides an opportunity for the committee to discuss and receive training about parliamentary procedures.

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2. Item 2. Commissioner's Comments Regarding the SBOE Agenda

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

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3. Continued from 3/10/10 Committee of Full Board Meeting

Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School, and 19 TAC Chapter 118, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits, Subchapter A, High School (First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School. This item also presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 118, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits, Subchapter A, High School. The proposed rule actions recommend an implementation date of the 2011-2012 school year for the revised social studies and economics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Statutory authority for this action is Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, 28.008, and 28.025.

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Social Studies TEKS Discussion

World History

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4. Social Studies TEKS item (continued)

World History (continued)

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5. Social Studies TEKS item (continued)

U. S. Government

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6. Social Studies TEKS item (continued)

Psychology, Sociology, and Economics

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7. Social Studies TEKS item (continued)

Amendments to Previously Discussed Areas

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8. Social Studies TEKS item (continued)

Amendments to Previously Discussed Areas (continued)

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9. Social Studies TEKS item (continued)

Amendments to Previously Discussed Areas (continued)

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10. Social Studies TEKS item (continued)

Amendments to Previously Discussed Areas (continued)

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11. Item 3. Proclamation 2012 of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials

Proclamation 2012 advertises for bids on new instructional materials to be used by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools beginning in school year 2012-2013. The proposed proclamation contains Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in each subject for which bids are being invited, an average cost to the state for adopted instructional materials in each subject for which bids are being invited, an estimated number of units to be purchased during the first contract year for each subject in the proclamation, specifications for providing computerized files to produce Braille versions of adopted instructional materials, and a schedule for the adoption. Subjects and grade levels proposed for Proclamation 2012 include Science, Grades K-12; Spanish Science, Grades K-6; and Engineering. In July 2009, the board postponed action on Proclamation 2012 until the September 2009 meeting. In September 2009, the board postponed action on Proclamation 2012 and asked to have the proclamation brought back in March 2010. The proclamation is presented for approval in accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.022. Statutory authority for this action is TEC, §31.022.

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Continued to General Meeting Agenda - Committee of Full Board

12. Item 4. Update on Commissioner’s List of Electronic Textbooks

House Bill 4294 passed by the 81st Texas Legislature, 2009, requires the commissioner of education to adopt a list of electronic textbooks and instructional materials that conveys information to the student, including tools, models, and investigative materials intended for use in science, Grades K-5. The bill allows expenditure of state textbook funds for technological equipment necessary to utilize electronic textbooks and instructional materials on the list adopted by the commissioner under the provisions of the bill. This item provides an opportunity for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to discuss the Commissioner’s list of electronic textbooks. Statutory authority is Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.0231.

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Continued to General Meeting Agenda - Committee of Full Board

13. Item 5. Report and Recommendations from the Commissioner of Education Regarding Instructional Materials Offered for Adoption under Midcycle 2010 Proclamation

This item will present the report and recommendations from the commissioner of education that instructional materials offered for adoption be placed on the conforming list, be placed on the nonconforming list, or be rejected. The Midcycle 2010 Proclamation instructional materials will be used by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools beginning with school year 2010-2011. Midcycle 2010 Proclamation programs that were submitted for adoption include Mathematics, Technology Applications, and Languages Other Than English. Recommendations will also be made regarding manufacturing standards and specifications. In January 2010, the board postponed action on this item until March 2010. Statutory authority for this action is Texas Education Code (TEC), §§31.022, 31.0221, 31.023, and 31.024.

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Continued to General Meeting Agenda - Committee of Full Board

14. Item 6. Midcycle 2011 Proclamation of the State Board of Education Advertising for Bids on Instructional Materials

The Midcycle 2011 Proclamation advertises for bids on instructional materials to be available to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools beginning in school year 2011-2012. The proposed proclamation contains links to the current Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in each subject for which bids are being invited, an average cost to the state for adopted instructional materials 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 2011 adoption. The subject areas eligible for inclusion in the Midcycle 2011 Proclamation are Career and Technical Education and Health. In January 2010, the board postponed action on this item until March 2010. This item provides an opportunity for the committee to discuss and take action regarding the Midcycle 2011 Proclamation. Statutory authority for this action is Texas Education Code (TEC), §§31.022, 31.0221, 31.023 and 31.024.

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Continued to General Meeting Agenda - Committee of Full Board

15. Item 7. Proposed New 19 TAC §66.67, Adoption of Open-Source Instructional Materials, and Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §66.69, Ancillary Materials (Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed new 19 TAC §66.67, Adoption of Open-Source Instructional Materials, and proposed amendment to 19 TAC §66.69, Ancillary Materials. Recent legislative changes to the instructional materials review and adoption process required changes in 19 TAC Chapter 66. In January 2010, the State Board of Education (SBOE) approved revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 66 for second reading and final adoption, with the exception of proposed new 19 TAC §66.67. Also in January 2010, the SBOE approved for first reading and filing authorization the proposed amendment to 19 TAC §66.69. Statutory authority for this action is Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(23) and §31.003.

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Continued to General Meeting Agenda - Committee of Full Board

16. Item 8. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, §33.5, Code of Ethics (Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, §33.5, Code of Ethics. The proposed amendment would clarify and update the code of ethics policy. Statutory authority for this action is Texas Education Code (TEC), §43.0031, and the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(f).

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Continued to General Meeting Agenda - Committee of Full Board

17. Item 9. Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, §33.2, Distributions to the Available School Fund (Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, §33.2, Distributions to the Available School Fund. The proposed new rule would implement Texas Attorney General Opinion No. GA-0707 regarding transfers from the Permanent School Fund to the Available School Fund. Statutory authority for this action is Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(31) and (33), and the Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(a)(2) and (f).

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Continued to General Meeting Agenda - Committee of Full Board

18. Item 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 litigation with the general counsel, legal staff, and if necessary, attorney(s) from the Attorney General's Office as listed in the agenda. The Committee of the Full Board will meet in Room 1-103 to discuss this item.

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