H.B. No. 1706
  relating to reducing paperwork and duplicate reports required of a
  school district.
         SECTION 1.  Section 7.060, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (a-1) to read as follows:
         (a-1)  The review conducted under Subsection (a) must
  include a comparison of the reports and paperwork required by state
  law and the reports and paperwork required by federal law. The
  commissioner shall eliminate any reports or paperwork required by
  state law that duplicate the content of reports or paperwork also
  required by federal law.
         SECTION 2.  Section 11.201(d), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (d)  The duties of the superintendent include:
               (1)  assuming administrative responsibility and
  leadership for the planning, organization, operation, supervision,
  and evaluation of the education programs, services, and facilities
  of the district and for the annual performance appraisal of the
  district's staff;
               (2)  except as provided by Section 11.202, assuming
  administrative authority and responsibility for the assignment,
  supervision, and evaluation of all personnel of the district other
  than the superintendent;
               (3)  overseeing compliance with the standards for
  school facilities established by the commissioner under Section
               (4)  initiating the termination or suspension of an
  employee or the nonrenewal of an employee's term contract;
               (5)  managing the day-to-day operations of the district
  as its administrative manager, including implementing and
  monitoring plans, procedures, programs, and systems to achieve
  clearly defined and desired results in major areas of district
               (6)  preparing and submitting to the board of trustees
  a proposed budget as provided by Section 44.002 and rules adopted
  under that section, and administering the budget;
               (7)  preparing recommendations for policies to be
  adopted by the board of trustees and overseeing the implementation
  of adopted policies;
               (8)  developing or causing to be developed appropriate
  administrative regulations to implement policies established by
  the board of trustees;
               (9)  providing leadership for the attainment and, if
  necessary, improvement of student performance in the district based
  on the indicators adopted under Sections 39.053 and 39.301 and
  other indicators adopted by the commissioner or the district's
  board of trustees;
               (10)  organizing the district's central
               (11)  consulting with the district-level committee as
  required under Section 11.252(f);
               (12)  ensuring:
                     (A)  adoption of a student code of conduct as
  required under Section 37.001 and enforcement of that code of
  conduct; and
                     (B)  adoption and enforcement of other student
  disciplinary rules and procedures as necessary;
               (13)  submitting reports as required by state or
  federal law, rule, or regulation, and ensuring that a copy of any
  report required by federal law, rule, or regulation is also
  delivered to the agency;
               (14)  providing joint leadership with the board of
  trustees to ensure that the responsibilities of the board and
  superintendent team are carried out; and
               (15)  performing any other duties assigned by action of
  the board of trustees.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1706 was passed by the House on May 4,
  2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1706 was passed by the Senate on May
  27, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________