SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Capitol Extension, Room E1.028
Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education was held on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028, at Austin, Texas.
MEMBERS PRESENT: MEMBERS ABSENT:
Senator Florence Shapiro Senator Royce West
Senator Kip Averitt
Senator Kyle Janek
Senator Steve Ogden
Senator Todd Staples
Senator Leticia Van de Putte
Senator Tommy Williams
Senator Judith Zaffirini
The chair called the meeting to order at 10:03 a.m. The following business was transacted:
Senator Shapiro made opening remarks.
The Committee heard testimony from invited witnesses on Interim Charge 5: Review and make recommendations, if necessary, that streamline and clarify Chapter 37 of the Education Code dealing with student discipline. Include a study of state accountability measures for disciplinary alternative education programs to evaluate academic performance and effectiveness in modifying behavior. Include a study of the effects of zero tolerance practices and other changes made by the 79th Legislature. Include a review of after school prevention programs.
Witnesses testifying and registering on Interim Charge 5 are shown on the attached list.
The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.
There being no further business, at 2:33 p.m. Senator Shapiro moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair
Tara Korstad, Clerk