NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Education

TIME & DATE:  8:30AM, Tuesday, May 13, 2003

PLACE: E1.028

CHAIR: Senator Florence Shapiro

I.    Call to Order

II.   Roll Call

III.  Approval of Minutes

IV.   The Committee will consider the following:

HB 195            Griggs                   SP: Nelson
Relating to the collection and distribution of delinquent ad
valorem taxes imposed by county education districts.

HB 411            Grusendorf               SP: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to improvement of science instruction and student
performance in public schools.

HB 558            Grusendorf               SP: Shapiro
Relating to rehiring experienced teachers under probationary

HB 567            Berman                   SP: Deuell
Relating to the expulsion of a public school student who assaults,
murders, or attempts to murder another student.

HB 1339            Eissler                  SP: Williams
Relating to certain information that a school district must provide
to the parent of or person standing in parental relation to a
district student and to evaluation of a student for special
education services.

HB 1440            Eissler                  SP: Van de Putte
Relating to the frequency of public school teacher appraisals.

HB 1441            Eissler                  SP: Williams
Relating to school districts that place an excessive number of
students in certain special education instructional arrangements.

HB 1776            Hughes                   SP: Nelson
Relating to Celebrate Freedom Week and to certain instruction in
social studies classes in public schools.

HB 2061            Grusendorf               SP: Janek
Relating to notice of disciplinary action taken against certain
public school students.

HB 2072            Grusendorf               SP: Shapiro
Relating to payment by teachers for missing textbooks in public

HB 2169            Telford                  SP: Shapiro
Relating to the payment of retirement benefits to retirees who are
employed by certain public educational institutions.

HCR 15            Woolley                  SP: Janek
Directing the State Board of Education to consider including
personal finance knowledge among the essential knowledge and skills
in the required public school curriculum.

V.    Subcommittee Reports:

SB 26            Zaffirini
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program for retention of
students in higher education.

SB 1200            Lucio
Relating to the creation of the TexasNextStep grant program to pay
tuition and required fees and textbook costs of certain students
enrolled in two-year public institutions of higher education in
this state.

SB 1292            Ratliff
Relating to extending the boundaries of a junior college district
to include territory in the district's service area.

SB 1367            Duncan
Relating to student union fees at component institutions of the
Texas Tech University System.

SB 1546            Janek
Relating to the limitation on a laboratory charge that may be set
by a public junior college.

SB 1747            Lucio
Relating to minimum personal leave for faculty members at public
institutions of higher education.

HB 1649            Mercer / et al.          SP: Van de Putte
Relating to student fees charged at The University of Texas at San

HB 1650            Mercer                   SP: Van de Putte
Relating to student fees charged at The University of Texas at San

VI.   Recess