COMMITTEE: Education

TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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


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


Study school choice programs enacted in states across the nation, examining education savings account and tax credit scholarship programs in particular. Examine the implementation process used in other states and what impact these programs have had on student academics and state and local district budgets Make recommendations on which choice plan could best serve Texas students.


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:

                Legislation establishing state intervention procedures for public schools with academically unsuccessful ratings of at least two consecutive school years; and providing school districts the ability to be designated as a district of innovation;


                Legislation to require a minimum number of minutes of instruction for each school year.



Public testimony will be limited to two minutes.





** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **