The House Committee on Public School-S/C on Completion  
         & Dropout 
         Subcommittee on Completion and Dropout 
         78th Legislature 
         December 12, 2003 
         9:00 a.m. or upon final adjourn./recess 
         Capitol Extension, E2.028 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on December 5, 2003, the House  
         Committee on Public School-S/C on Completion & Dropout, met in a  
         public hearing and was called to order by the chair,  
         Representative Dutton, at 9:32 a.m. 
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:  Representatives Dutton; Dawson; Hughes; Madden;  
                   Villarreal (5). 
         Absent:   Representatives Garza; Keffer, Jim; Luna; Pitts (4). 
         A quorum was present. 
         The chair recognized invited testimony from the following  
         Testimony was taken. (See attached witness list.) 
              Ms. Criss Clout, Associate Commissioner- Texas Education  
              Mr. Albert Cortez, Director- Institute for Policy  
         Leadership, IDRA 
              Mr. Don Warren, Program Director- Texas Legislative Council 
              Mr. David Anderson-Texas Education Agency 
         At 12:05 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair. 
         Rep. Dutton, Chair 
         Nicole Bates, Clerk