COMMITTEE:   Public Education 

TIME & DATE: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 

PLACE:       E2.036 
CHAIR:       Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock 


SB 13         Perry | et al.
Relating to measures to support public school student academic achievement and career preparation, including measures to improve and support dual credit courses and the development of public outreach materials.

SB 14         Taylor, Larry | et al. 
Relating to empowering the parents of students to petition for the reconstitution, repurposing, alternative management, or closure of low-performing public school campuses.

SB 107        Whitmire | et al.      
Relating to the designation of campus behavior coordinators to serve at public school campuses and issues to be considered when removing a student from class.

SB 168        Uresti
Relating to temporary waiver of superintendent certification for employment of public school district superintendents.

SB 382        Uresti                 
Relating to public school educator continuing education credit for instruction on the use of an automated external defibrillator.

SB 471        Rodríguez | et al.     
Relating to reviews and investigations conducted by the Texas Education Agency.

SB 945        Taylor, Larry | et al.
Relating to funding under the public school finance system for a school district with a compressed tax rate below the state maximum compressed tax rate.

SB 968        West                   
Relating to a prescription drug misuse awareness component of the health curriculum used in public schools.

SB 1200       Taylor, Larry | et al. 
Relating to the creation of a commission to recommend a new system for student assessment and public school accountability.

SB 1241       Taylor, Larry
Relating to authority of school districts, home-rule school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools to establish innovation zones and the authority of school districts to obtain designation as districts of innovation.

SB 1309       Menéndez               
Relating to eligibility requirements for issuance of a teaching certificate to an applicant who holds a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor teaching certification.

SB 1896       Taylor, Larry          
Relating to providing public school students tutorials through the state virtual school network for end-of-course assessment instruments required for graduation.

SB 2062       Watson | et al.        
Relating to authorizing certain charter holders to provide combined services for certain adult and high school dropout recovery programs.

The order in which bills are heard is at the discretion of the Chair.

Public testimony may be limited to two (2) minutes.



Notice of this meeting was announced from the house floor.




Bills added after last posting:

SB 168

SB 945

SB 1241


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