COMMITTEE: Education

TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Tuesday, August 16, 2016

PLACE: E1.028 (Hearing Room)
CHAIR: Senator Larry Taylor


The Senate Committee on Education will meet to hear the following interim charges:


Examine current school board governance policies and practices and make recommendations that could improve the focus, attitudes, and outcomes of Texas school boards, districts, and students. Study existing board training requirements for public schools and make suggestions to education school board trustees of policies that could achieve better student outcomes, particularly within the framework set for low-performing schools in House Bill 1842 (HB1842)(84R).


Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Education and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following:

                Initiatives to build a high-quality pre-kindergarten grant program; and

                Legislation to raise standards of teacher preparation programs and establish a more consistent, high-quality accountability system.



Public testimony will be limited to two minutes.