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  S.B. No. 1566
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to certain powers and duties of the board of trustees of an
  independent school district and the governing body of an
  open-enrollment charter school and to abolishing certain county
  boards of education, boards of county school trustees, and offices
  of county school superintendent.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 11.151, Education Code, is amending by
  adding Subsection (f) to read as follows:
         (f)  For purposes of this section, a county board of
  education, as defined by a board of county school trustees, and
  office of county school superintendent in a county with a
  population of 2.2 million or more and that is adjacent to a county
  with a population of more than 800,000 are included within the
  definition of a school district and subject to the oversight of the
  agency.
         SECTION 2.  Section 11.1511, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
         (d)  The board may require a school district's chief business
  official or curriculum director or a person holding an equivalent
  position to appear at an executive session of the board or to
  testify at a public hearing held by the board. A superintendent may
  not interfere with an appearance or testimony required by the board
  under this subsection.
         SECTION 3.  Section 11.1512, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsections (c-1), (c-2), (c-3),
  and (g) to read as follows:
         (c)  A member of the board of trustees of the district, when
  acting in the member's official capacity, has an inherent right of
  access to information, documents, and records maintained by the
  district, and the district shall provide the information,
  documents, and records to the member without requiring the member
  to submit a public information request under Chapter 552,
  Government Code.  The district shall provide the information,
  documents, and records to the member without regard to whether the
  requested items are the subject of or relate to an item listed on an
  agenda for an upcoming meeting.  The district may withhold or redact
  information, a document, or a record requested by a member of the
  board to the extent that the item is excepted from disclosure or is
  confidential under Chapter 552, Government Code, or other law.  
  [This subsection does not require the district to provide
  information, documents, and records that are not subject to
  disclosure under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
  1974 (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g).]
         (c-1)  Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a
  district shall provide a member of the board of trustees with
  information, documents, and records requested under Subsection (c)
  not later than the 20th business day after the date the district
  receives the request. The district may take a reasonable
  additional period of time, not to exceed the 30th business day after
  the date the district receives the request, to respond to a request
  if compliance by the 20th business day would be unduly burdensome
  given the amount, age, or location of the requested information.
  The district shall inform the trustee of the reason for the delay in
  providing the requested information and the date by which the
  information will be provided.
         (c-2)  If a district does not provide requested information
  to a member of the board of trustees in the time required under
  Subsection (c-1), the member may bring suit against the district
  for appropriate injunctive relief.  A member who prevails in a suit
  under this subsection is entitled to recover court costs and
  reasonable attorney's fees.  The district shall pay the costs and
  fees from the budget of the superintendent's office.
         (c-3)  A board member shall maintain the confidentiality of
  information, documents, and records received under Subsection (c)
  as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
  (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g) and any other applicable privacy laws.
         (g)  A district shall create a policy on visits to a district
  campus or other facility by a member of the board of trustees of the
  district.
         SECTION 4.  Subchapter D, Chapter 11, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Sections 11.1515 and 11.1516 to read as follows:
         Sec. 11.1515.  OVERSIGHT OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. The board
  of trustees of an independent school district or the governing body
  of an open-enrollment charter school shall provide oversight
  regarding student academic achievement and strategic leadership
  for maximizing student performance.
         Sec. 11.1516.  DISTRICT DATA ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT.
  (a)  On request by the board of trustees of an independent school
  district, the agency shall create an Internet website that members
  of the board may use to review campus and district academic
  achievement data.  The website must also be made available to
  campuses in a similar manner that access is provided to the board.
         (b)  The Internet website must:
               (1)  include district information, disaggregated by
  campus, grade, sex, race, academic quarter or semester, as
  applicable, and school year, regarding the following:
                     (A)  student academic achievement and growth;
                     (B)  teacher and student attendance; and
                     (C)  student discipline records; and
               (2)  be updated at least once each quarter of the school
  year.
         (c)  The commissioner shall provide information that permits
  a board member to compare the district's academic performance with
  the academic performance of other districts of similar size and
  racial and economic demographics.
         (d)  A district must provide requested information to the
  commissioner for the creation of an Internet website under this
  section.
         (e)  Confidential information received by the commissioner
  under this section from a district remains confidential. The
  commissioner shall design the Internet website to ensure that:
               (1)  public information is made available to the
  public; and 
               (2)  information submitted by districts noted as
  confidential is not made available to the public.
         (f)  A request for public information under this section
  shall be submitted to the district that provides the agency with the
  information. The agency may not release information submitted by a
  district that is noted as confidential information.
         (g)  The agency may contract with a private entity as
  necessary to implement this section.
         (h)  The commissioner may adopt rules for the implementation
  of this section.
         SECTION 5.  Section 11.159, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsections (c) and (d) to read
  as follows:
         (b)  A trustee must complete any training required by the
  State Board of Education. The minutes of the last regular meeting
  of the board of trustees held before an election of trustees [during
  a calendar year] must reflect whether each trustee has met or is
  deficient [delinquent] in meeting the training required for the
  trustee [to be completed] as of the first anniversary of the date of
  the trustee's election or appointment [date of the meeting].  If the
  minutes reflect that a trustee is deficient, the district shall
  post the minutes on the district's Internet website within 10
  business days of the meeting and maintain the posting until the
  trustee meets the requirements.
         (c)  The State Board of Education shall require a trustee to
  complete at least three hours of training every two years on
  evaluating student academic performance. The training must be
  research-based and designed to support the oversight role of the
  board of trustees under Section 11.1515.  A candidate for trustee
  may complete the training up to one year before the candidate is
  elected. A new trustee shall complete the training within 120 days
  after the date of the trustee's election or appointment. A
  returning trustee shall complete the training by the second
  anniversary of the completion of the trustee's previous training.
         (d)  A trustee or candidate for trustee may complete training
  required under Subsection (c) at a regional education service
  center or through another authorized provider.  A provider must
  certify the completion of the training by a trustee or candidate.
         SECTION 6.  Subchapter D, Chapter 11, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 11.182 to read as follows:
         Sec. 11.182.  BOARD IMPROVEMENT AND EVALUATION TOOL.
  (a)  The commissioner shall develop a board of trustees improvement
  and evaluation tool. The evaluation tool must be research-based
  and designed to assist a school district in improving board
  oversight and academic achievement.
         (b)  A board of trustees may determine whether to use the
  evaluation tool, except as required by Section 39.102(a).
         SECTION 7.  Chapter 12A, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Section 12A.0071 to read as follows:
         Sec. 12A.0071.  POSTING OF LOCAL INNOVATION PLAN. (a)  A
  school district designated as a district of innovation shall ensure
  that a copy of the district's current local innovation plan is
  available to the public by posting and maintaining the plan in a
  prominent location on the district's Internet website.
         (b)  Not later than the 15th day after the date on which the
  board of trustees adopts a proposed local innovation plan, adopts a
  proposed amendment of a local innovation plan, or renews a local
  innovation plan, the district shall provide a copy of the current
  local innovation plan to the agency. The agency shall promptly post
  the current local innovation plan on the agency's Internet website.
         SECTION 8.  Subchapter C, Chapter 25, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 25.0822 to read as follows:
         Sec. 25.0822.  PATRIOTIC SOCIETY ACCESS TO STUDENTS.
  (a)  In this section, "patriotic society" means a youth membership
  organization listed in Title 36 of the United States Code with an
  educational purpose that promotes patriotism and civic
  involvement.
         (b)  At the beginning of each school year, the board of
  trustees of an independent school district shall adopt a policy to
  allow the principal of a public school campus to provide
  representatives of a patriotic society with the opportunity to
  speak to students during regular school hours about membership in
  the society and the ways in which membership may promote a student's
  educational interest and level of civic involvement, leading to the
  student's increased potential for self-improvement and ability to
  contribute to improving the student's school and community.
         (c)  The board policy shall give a principal complete
  discretion over the specific date and time of the opportunity
  required to be provided under this section, except that the policy
  shall allow the principal to limit:
               (1)  the opportunity provided to a patriotic society to
  a single school day; and
               (2)  any presentation made to students as a result of
  the opportunity to 10 minutes in length.
         SECTION 9.  Section 26.011, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 26.011.  COMPLAINTS.  (a)  The board of trustees of
  each school district shall adopt a grievance procedure under which
  the board shall address each complaint that the board receives
  concerning violation of a right guaranteed by this chapter.
         (b)  The board of trustees of a school district is not
  required by Subsection (a) or Section 11.1511(b)(13) to address a
  complaint that the board receives concerning a student's
  participation in an extracurricular activity that does not involve
  a violation of a right guaranteed by this chapter.  This subsection
  does not affect a claim brought by a parent under the Individuals
  with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1400 et seq.) or
  a successor federal statute addressing special education services
  for a child with a disability.
         SECTION 10.  Section 29.918, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (d), (e), and (f) to read as follows:
         (d)  A school district or open-enrollment charter school to
  which this section applies shall, in its plan submitted under
  Subsection (a):
               (1)  design a dropout recovery plan that includes
  career and technology education courses or technology applications
  courses that lead to industry or career certification;
               (2)  integrate into the dropout recovery plan
  research-based strategies to assist students in becoming able
  academically to pursue postsecondary education, including:
                     (A)  high-quality, college readiness instruction
  with strong academic and social supports;
                     (B)  secondary to postsecondary bridging that
  builds college readiness skills, provides a plan for college
  completion, and ensures transition counseling; and
                     (C)  information concerning appropriate supports
  available in the first year of postsecondary enrollment to ensure
  postsecondary persistence and success, to the extent funds are
  available for the purpose; and
               (3)  plan to offer advanced academic and transition
  opportunities, including dual credit courses and college
  preparatory courses, such as advanced placement courses.
         (e)  A school district to which this section applies may
  enter into a partnership with a public junior college in accordance
  with Section 29.402 in order to fulfill a plan submitted under
  Subsection (a).
         (f)  Any program designed to fulfill a plan submitted under
  Subsection (a) must comply with the requirements of Sections
  29.081(e) and (f).
         SECTION 11.  Subchapter Z, Chapter 33, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 33.9031 to read as follows:
         Sec. 33.9031.  BEFORE-SCHOOL AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.  
  (a)  The board of trustees of a school district may establish
  before-school or after-school programs for students enrolled in
  elementary or middle school grades.  A program established under
  this section may operate before, after, or before and after school
  hours.
         (b)  A student is eligible to participate in a school
  district's before-school or after-school program if the student:
               (1)  is enrolled in a public or private school; or
               (2)  resides within the boundaries of the school
  district.
         (c)  A school district shall conduct a request for proposals
  procurement process to enable the district to determine if
  contracting with a child-care facility that provides a
  before-school or after-school program, as defined by Section
  42.002, Human Resources Code, to provide the district's
  before-school or after-school program would serve the district's
  best interests. Following the request for proposals procurement
  process, the district may enter into a contract with a child-care
  facility or implement a before-school or after-school program
  operated by the district. If the district enters into a contract
  with a child-care facility, the contract must comply with the
  requirements of Section 44.031 and may not exceed a term of three
  years.
         (d)  The board of trustees of a school district may adopt
  rules in accordance with Section 11.165 to provide access to school
  campuses before or after school hours for the purpose of providing a
  before-school or after-school program.
         SECTION 12.  Section 33.908, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 33.908.  GRACE PERIOD POLICY FOR EXHAUSTED OR
  INSUFFICIENT MEAL CARD OR ACCOUNT BALANCE.  The board of trustees of
  a [A] school district that allows students to use a prepaid meal
  card or account to purchase meals served at schools in the district
  [the school] shall adopt a grace period policy regarding the use of
  the cards or accounts.  The policy:
               (1)  must allow a student whose meal card or account
  balance is exhausted or insufficient to continue, for a period
  determined by the board [district], to purchase meals by:
                     (A)  accumulating a negative balance on the
  student's card or account; or
                     (B)  otherwise receiving an extension of credit
  from the district;
               (2)  must require the district to notify the parent of
  or person standing in parental relation to the student that the
  student's meal card or account balance is exhausted;
               (3)  may not permit the district to charge a fee or
  interest in connection with meals purchased under Subdivision (1);
  and
               (4)  may permit the district to set a schedule for
  repayment on the account balance as part of the notice to the parent
  or person standing in parental relation to the student.
         SECTION 13.  Subchapter C, Chapter 37, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 37.0815 to read as follows:
         Sec. 37.0815.  TRANSPORTATION OR STORAGE OF FIREARM AND
  AMMUNITION BY LICENSE HOLDER IN SCHOOL PARKING AREA.  (a)  A school
  district or open-enrollment charter school may not prohibit a
  person, including a school employee, who holds a license to carry a
  handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, from
  transporting or storing a handgun or other firearm or ammunition in
  a locked, privately owned or leased motor vehicle in a parking lot,
  parking garage, or other parking area provided by the district or
  charter school, provided that the handgun, firearm, or ammunition
  is not in plain view.
         (b)  This section does not authorize a person to possess,
  transport, or store a handgun, a firearm, or ammunition in
  violation of Section 37.125 of this code, Section 46.03 or 46.035,
  Penal Code, or other law.
         SECTION 14.  Subchapter A, Chapter 38, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 38.031 to read as follows:
         Sec. 38.031.  NOTICE OF LICE. (a)  The board of trustees of
  an independent school district shall adopt a policy requiring a
  school nurse of a public elementary school who determines or
  otherwise becomes aware that a child enrolled in the school has lice
  shall provide written or electronic notice of that fact to:
               (1)  the parent of the child with lice as soon as
  practicable but not later than 48 hours after the administrator or
  nurse, as applicable, determines or becomes aware of that fact; and
               (2)  the parent of each child assigned to the same
  classroom as the child with lice not later than the fifth school day
  after the date on which the administrator or nurse, as applicable,
  determines or becomes aware of that fact.
         (b)  The notice provided under Subsection (a):
               (1)  must include the recommendations of the Centers
  for Disease Control and Prevention for the treatment and prevention
  of lice; and
               (2)  if the notice is provided under Subsection (a)(2),
  may not identify the child with lice.
         (c)  The commissioner shall adopt rules as necessary to
  implement this section in a manner that complies with federal law
  regarding confidentiality of student medical or educational
  information, including the Health Insurance Portability and
  Accountability Act of 1996 (42 U.S.C. Section 1320d et seq.) and the
  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 U.S.C.
  Section 1232g), and any state law relating to the privacy of student
  information.
         SECTION 15.  Section 39.102(a), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  If a school district does not satisfy the accreditation
  criteria under Section 39.052, the academic performance standards
  under Section 39.053 or 39.054, or any financial accountability
  standard as determined by commissioner rule, or if considered
  appropriate by the commissioner on the basis of a special
  accreditation investigation under Section 39.057, the commissioner
  shall take any of the following actions to the extent the
  commissioner determines necessary:
               (1)  issue public notice of the deficiency to the board
  of trustees;
               (2)  order a hearing conducted by the board of trustees
  of the district for the purpose of notifying the public of the
  insufficient performance, the improvements in performance expected
  by the agency, and the interventions and sanctions that may be
  imposed under this section if the performance does not improve;
               (3)  order the preparation of a student achievement
  improvement plan that addresses each academic achievement
  indicator under Section 39.053(c) for which the district's
  performance is insufficient, the submission of the plan to the
  commissioner for approval, and implementation of the plan;
               (4)  order a hearing to be held before the commissioner
  or the commissioner's designee at which the president of the board
  of trustees of the district and the superintendent shall appear and
  explain the district's low performance, lack of improvement, and
  plans for improvement;
               (5)  arrange a monitoring review of the district;
               (6)  appoint an agency monitor to participate in and
  report to the agency on the activities of the board of trustees or
  the superintendent;
               (7)  appoint a conservator to oversee the operations of
  the district;
               (8)  appoint a management team to direct the operations
  of the district in areas of insufficient performance or require the
  district to obtain certain services under a contract with another
  person;
               (9)  if a district has a current accreditation status
  of accredited-warned or accredited-probation, fails to satisfy any
  standard under Section 39.054(e), or fails to satisfy financial
  accountability standards as determined by commissioner rule,
  appoint a board of managers to exercise the powers and duties of the
  board of trustees;
               (10)  if for two consecutive school years, including
  the current school year, a district has received an accreditation
  status of accredited-warned or accredited-probation, has failed to
  satisfy any standard under Section 39.054(e), or has failed to
  satisfy financial accountability standards as determined by
  commissioner rule, revoke the district's accreditation and:
                     (A)  order closure of the district and annex the
  district to one or more adjoining districts under Section 13.054;
  or
                     (B)  in the case of a home-rule school district or
  open-enrollment charter school, order closure of all programs
  operated under the district's or school's charter; [or]
               (11)  if a district has failed to satisfy any standard
  under Section 39.054(e) due to the district's dropout rates, impose
  sanctions designed to improve high school completion rates,
  including:
                     (A)  ordering the development of a dropout
  prevention plan for approval by the commissioner;
                     (B)  restructuring the district or appropriate
  school campuses to improve identification of and service to
  students who are at risk of dropping out of school, as defined by
  Section 29.081;
                     (C)  ordering lower student-to-counselor ratios
  on school campuses with high dropout rates; and
                     (D)  ordering the use of any other intervention
  strategy effective in reducing dropout rates, including mentor
  programs and flexible class scheduling; or 
               (12)  order the use of the board improvement and
  evaluation tool as provided by Section 11.182.
         SECTION 16.  Section 39.107(b-1), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b-1)  A campus turnaround plan must include:
               (1)  a detailed description of the academic programs to
  be offered at the campus, including instructional methods, length
  of school day and school year, academic credit and promotion
  criteria, and programs to serve special student populations;
               (2)  the term of the charter, if a district charter is
  to be granted for the campus under Section 12.0522;
               (3)  written comments from the campus-level committee
  established under Section 11.251, if applicable, parents, and
  teachers at the campus; [and]
               (4)  a detailed description of the budget, staffing,
  and financial resources required to implement the plan, including
  any supplemental resources to be provided by the district or other
  identified sources; and
               (5)  a detailed description for developing and
  supporting the oversight of academic achievement and student
  performance by the board of trustees under Section 11.1515.
         SECTION 17.  A person serving on the board of trustees of a
  school district on the effective date of this Act must complete the
  training required by Section 11.159(c), Education Code, as added by
  this Act, not later than September 1, 2018.
         SECTION 18.  (a)  Each county board of education, board of
  county school trustees, and office of county school superintendent
  in a county with a population of 2.2 million or more and that is
  adjacent to a county with a population of more than 800,000 is
  abolished effective November 15, 2017, unless the continuation of
  the county board of education, board of county school trustees, and
  office of county school superintendent is approved by a majority of
  voters at an election held on the November 2017 uniform election
  date in the county in which the county board of education, board of
  county school trustees, and office of county school superintendent
  are located.  Subsections (b)-(q) of this section do not take effect
  in a county if the continuation of the county board of education,
  board of county school trustees, and office of county school
  superintendent is approved at the election held in the county under
  this subsection.
         (a-1)  In an election held in a county under Subsection (a)
  of this section, the ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or
  against the proposition:  "Authorizing the continued operation of
  the county board of education, board of county school trustees, and
  office of the county school superintendent in ____ County and the
  collection of the ____ County school equalization ad valorem tax."
         (b)  Not later than November 15, 2017, a dissolution
  committee shall be formed for each county board of education or
  board of county school trustees to be abolished as provided by
  Subsection (a) of this section.  The dissolution committee is
  responsible for all financial decisions for each county board of
  education or board of county school trustees abolished by this Act,
  including asset distribution and payment of all debt obligations.
         (c)  A dissolution committee required by this Act shall be
  appointed by the comptroller and include:
               (1)  one financial advisor;
               (2)  the superintendent or the superintendent's
  designee of each participating component school district that
  chooses to participate in the dissolution committee;
               (3)  one certified public accountant;
               (4)  one auditor who holds a license or other
  professional credential;
               (5)  one bond counsel who holds a license or other
  professional credential; and
               (6)  one additional representative appointed by the
  commissioner of education.
         (d)  A dissolution committee created under this Act is
  subject to the open meetings requirements under Chapter 551,
  Government Code, and public information requirements under Chapter
  552, Government Code.
         (e)  Members of a dissolution committee may not receive
  compensation but are entitled to reimbursement for actual and
  necessary expenses incurred in performing the functions of the
  dissolution committee.
         (f)  Subject to the other requirements of this Act, the
  dissolution committee shall determine the manner in which all
  assets, liabilities, contracts, and services of the county board of
  education or board of county school trustees abolished by this Act
  are divided, transferred, or discontinued.  The dissolution
  committee shall create a sinking fund to deposit all money received
  in the abolishment of each county board of education or board of
  county school trustees for the payment of all debts of the county
  board of education or board of county school trustees.
         (g)  The dissolution committee shall continue providing
  transportation services to participating component school
  districts for the 2017-2018 school year.  The dissolution committee
  shall maintain current operations and personnel needed to provide
  the transportation services.
         (h)  At the end of the 2017-2018 school year all school
  buses, vehicles, and bus service centers shall be transferred to
  participating component school districts in proportionate shares
  equal to the amount of buses currently assigned to each district.  
  The dissolution committee shall audit and confirm assignment of
  buses by vehicle identification numbers or some other agreed upon
  means assigned to applicable districts.  Final distribution and
  assignment of these assets will be not later than September 1, 2018,
  at no cost to the districts.
         (i)  The dissolution committee may employ for the 2017-2018
  school year one person to assist in the abolishment of the county
  board of education or board of county school trustees.
         (j)  On November 15, 2017, the participating component
  school district with the largest number of students in average
  daily attendance has the right of first refusal to buy, at fair
  market value, the administrative building of the county board of
  education or board of county school trustees.
         (k)  An ad valorem tax assessed by a county board of
  education or board of county school trustees shall continue to be
  assessed by the county on behalf of the board for the purpose of
  paying the principal of and interest on any bonds issued by the
  county board of education or board of county school trustees until
  all bonds are paid in full.  This subsection applies only to a bond
  issued before the effective date of this Act for which the tax
  receipts were obligated.  On payment of all bonds issued by the
  county board of education or board of county school trustees the ad
  valorem tax may not be assessed.
         (l)  In the manner provided by rule of the commissioner of
  education, the county shall collect and use any delinquent taxes
  imposed by or on behalf of the county board of education or board of
  county school trustees.
         (m)  The dissolution committee shall distribute the assets
  remaining after discharge of the liabilities of the county board of
  education or board of county school trustees to the component
  school districts in the county in proportionate shares equal to the
  proportion that the amount of money a district has submitted to the
  county board of education or board of county school trustees has to
  the total amount of money submitted by all districts.  The
  dissolution committee shall liquidate board assets as necessary to
  discharge board liabilities and facilitate the distribution of
  assets.  A person authorized by the dissolution committee shall
  execute any documents necessary to complete the transfer of assets,
  liabilities, or contracts.
         (n)  The dissolution committee shall encourage the component
  school districts to:
               (1)  continue sharing services received through the
  county board of education or board of county school trustees; and
               (2)  give preference to private sector contractors to
  continue services provided by the county board of education or
  board of county school trustees.
         (o)  The chief financial officer and financial advisor for
  the county board of education or board of county school trustees
  shall provide assistance to the dissolution committee in abolishing
  the county board of education or board of county school trustees.
         (p)  The Texas Education Agency shall provide assistance to a
  dissolution committee in the distribution of assets, liabilities,
  contracts, and services of a county board of education or board of
  county school trustees abolished by this Act.
         (q)  Any dissolution committee created as provided by this
  Act is abolished on the date all debt obligations of the county
  board of education or board of county school trustees are paid in
  full and all assets distributed to component school districts.
         SECTION 19.  Chapter 266 (S.B. 394), Acts of the 40th
  Legislature, Regular Session, 1927 (Article 2700a, Vernon's Texas
  Civil Statutes), is repealed.
         SECTION 20.  Section 25.0822, Education Code, as added by
  this Act, applies beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.
         SECTION 21.  Section 38.031, Education Code, as added by
  this Act, applies beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.
         SECTION 22.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1566 passed the Senate on
  April 26, 2017, by the following vote: Yeas 29, Nays 2; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendments on May 27, 2017, by the
  following vote: Yeas 26, Nays 5.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1566 passed the House, with
  amendments, on May 24, 2017, by the following vote: Yeas 138,
  Nays 4, one present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor