COMMITTEE:    Education 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Thursday, May 18, 2017 

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



HB 22         Huberty | et al.        SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to public school accountability.

HB 61         Guillen | et al.        SP: Uresti
Relating to consideration under the public school accountability system of performance on assessment instruments by certain students formerly receiving special education services.

SB 155        Hinojosa
Relating to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.

HB 156        Raymond                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to establishing a pilot program in designated public high schools in certain municipalities for placement of students in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs as an alternative to placement in disciplinary or juvenile justice alternative education programs.

HB 441        Martinez, "Mando"       SP: Lucio
Relating to operation of public schools on Memorial Day.

HB 755        Parker                  SP: Nelson
Relating to the use by certain tax-exempt organizations of certain payments made in connection with real property transfers to provide educational activities through certain schools.

HB 1081       Arévalo | et al.        SP: Watson
Relating to the new instructional facility allotment under the foundation school program.

HB 1342       Parker | et al.         SP: Hughes
Relating to child sexual abuse prevention training for public school students.

HB 1560       Guillen                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the removal of an obsolete reference regarding open-enrollment charter schools and the State Board of Education.

HB 1593       Bohac                   SP: Hughes
Relating to the engagement strategies included in a school district's family engagement plan.

HB 1669       King, Tracy O.          SP: Zaffirini
Relating to certain complaints concerning a student's participation in an extracurricular activity.

HB 1886       Miller | et al.         SP: Huffman
Relating to dyslexia screening and testing, the employment of dyslexia specialists by regional education service centers, and the development by the Texas Education Agency of a list of training opportunities for educators regarding dyslexia.

HB 2010       Bonnen, Greg            SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to providing workplace safety training information for use in the public school curriculum.

HB 2039       Huberty | et al.        SP: Zaffirini
Relating to creating an early childhood certification to teach students in prekindergarten through grade three.

HB 2442       King, Ken               SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the minutes of operation required for public school districts, charter schools, and other education programs and to calculating the average daily attendance for certain education programs.

HB 2537       Guerra                  SP: West
Relating to requiring public schools to provide information to certain students on the availability of financial assistance for postsecondary education.

HB 2614       Huberty                 SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to school district discretion to administer college preparation assessment instruments to public school students at state cost.

HB 2623       Allen | et al.          SP: Zaffirini
Relating to requiring school districts and certain facilities to assist students in making the transition back to school after certain prolonged placements outside of school.

HB 2729       Lucio III               SP: Miles
Relating to an inventory of credentials and certificates that may be earned by a public high school student through a career and technology education program.

HB 2782       Wilson                  SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the method used in rating public school districts and campuses for accountability purposes.

HB 3075       Huberty                 SP: Garcia
Relating to excluding certain students from the computation of dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.

HB 3270       Bohac                   SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to criminal background checks for persons employed by certain public school contractors.

HB 3632       Moody                   SP: Rodríguez
Relating to extension of the timeline for a parent to request a special education impartial due process hearing in certain circumstances.

HB 3706       Lucio III               SP: Lucio
Relating to certain alternative education programs designed to address workforce development needs for at-risk students.

HB 3887       Coleman                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to trauma training for public school personnel.



Those wishing to give public testimony, please limit prepared remarks to 2 minutes. If submitting written testimony, please submit 20 copies, with your name on each copy, to the Committee during the hearing.


The Committee may consider pending business.





Bills added after last posting:

HB 2537

HB 3270

HB 3706

SB 155


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