Wednesday, August 20, 2008

10:00 a.m.

Lubbock, Texas






Pursuant to HCR 70, a public hearing of the Select Committee on Public School Accountability was held on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, in Lubbock, Texas.







Senator Florence Shapiro

Representative Rob Eissler

Representative Diane Patrick

Salem Abraham

Lawrence Kellner

Sandy Kress

Susan Lewis

Thomas Randle

Robert Scott


Senator Tommy Williams

Raymund Paredes

Dalia Benavides

Beto Gonzalez

David Splitek

Ronald Steinhart




Senator Shapiro called the meeting to order at 10:18 a.m.  The following business was transacted: 


The Chair recognized the following persons to make opening remarks:  Bob Craig, State Board of Education member; Wayne Havens, Superintendent of Lubbock ISD;  Gordon Wilkerson, President, Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees; Steve Massengale, Member, Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees;  and State Representative, Joe Heflin.


At 11:20 a.m. Representative Eissler assumed the chair.


At 11:21 a.m. a quorum was established.


Representative Patrick moved adoption of the minutes from the previous hearings held on August 4, 2008, and July 14, 2008; without objection, it was so ordered. 


At 12:39 p.m. Representative Eissler opened public testimony.  Witnesses testifying and registering 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 1:13 p.m. Representative Eissler moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 







Senator Florence Shapiro, Co-Chair




Representative Rob Eissler, Co-Chair




Holly Mabry, Clerk