NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Education

TIME & DATE: 10:00AM, Wednesday, September 20, 2006

PLACE: E1.028

CHAIR: Senator Florence Shapiro

The Senate Committee on Education will hold a hearing at 10:00 a.m.
on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028.

The Committee will hear invited and public testimony on Charge #5, to
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.