S.B. No. 188
relating to a memorandum of understanding between the Texas School
for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Texas Education Agency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 30.005, Education Code, is amended to
read as follows:
Sec. 30.005. TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY
IMPAIRED MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING. The Texas Education Agency
and the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired shall
develop, agree to, and by commissioner rule adopt [
no later than
September 1, 1998,] a memorandum of understanding to establish:
(1) the method for developing and reevaluating a set
of indicators of the quality of learning at the Texas School for the
Blind and Visually Impaired;
(2) the process for the agency to conduct and report on
an annual evaluation of the school's performance on the indicators;
(3) the requirements for the school's board to
publish, discuss, and disseminate an annual report describing the
educational performance of the school; [ and]
(4) the process for the agency to:
(A) assign an accreditation status to the school;
(B) reevaluate the status on an annual basis; and
(C) if necessary, make on-site accreditation
(5) the type of information the school shall be
required to provide through the Public Education Information
Management System (PEIMS).
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 188 passed the Senate on
April 7, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 188 passed the House on
May 25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 144, Nays 0, two
present not voting.
Chief Clerk of the House