S.B. No. 168
  relating to temporary waiver of superintendent certification for
  employment of public school district superintendents.
         SECTION 1.  Section 21.003, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
         (c)  The commissioner may waive the requirement for
  certification of a superintendent if requested by a school district
  as provided by Section 7.056. A person who is not certified as a
  superintendent may not be employed by a school district as the
  superintendent before the person has received a waiver of
  certification from the commissioner. The commissioner may limit
  the waiver of certification in any manner the commissioner
  determines is appropriate. A person may be designated to act as a
  temporary or interim superintendent for a school district, but the
  district may not employ the person under a contract as
  superintendent unless the person has been certified or a waiver has
  been granted.
         SECTION 2.  A school district that on the effective date of
  this Act employs a person as superintendent who does not hold a
  superintendent certificate must obtain from the commissioner of
  education a temporary waiver of the certification requirement not
  later than October 1, 2015.
         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 hereby certify that S.B. No. 168 passed the Senate on
  April 20, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 168 passed the House on
  May 27, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0,
  two present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House