NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Education (Interim)

TIME & DATE:  9:30AM, Wednesday, March 4, 1998

PLACE: Capitol Extension, E1.012

CHAIR: Senator Teel Bivins


The Senate Interim Committee on Education will hold its organizational
hearing and consider the following:

1.  Call to Order

2.  Roll Call

3.  Committee Business

    A.  Adoption of Committee Rules

    B.  Discussion of Interim Objectives

        Invited testimony on:

        Charge #1: Study issues related to the safety of students, teachers
        and visitors on public school campuses, and, if necessary, make
        recommendations for legislative action.  The Committee should
        determine the amount and sources of funds spent on security
        efforts; consider the accountability of security officers and
        police officers on campuses; and review the reporting of security
        practices to appropriate education and law enforcement officials.

        Charge #2: Review the availability of drug and alcohol prevention
        and treatment services to students in public schools, and consider
        whether legislative action is necessary.  The Committee should
        consider the services provided by schools, the amount and sources
        of available funds, and the existence and implementations of
        standards to determine the effectiveness of the services.

        Charge #3: Evaluate programs and services in public schools to
        assist students with dyslexia, hearing difficulties, or vision
        problems to determine whether any improvements are needed.

        Charge #4: Evaluate bilingual education efforts in public schools
        to determine the impact of such efforts.

        Charge #6: Evaluate whether the State should provide public school
        teachers with home access to computers and consider other means
        to promote computer literacy among public school teachers.

4.  Other Business

5.  Adjourn/Recess