Full agenda today for House Public Education Committee with votes anticipated on bad bills
Date Posted: 4/28/2015 | Author: Jennifer Mitchell, CAE
The House Public Education Committee is meeting now to hear several bills, including Senate Bill (SB) 6 by Sen. Larry Taylor (R) calling for public school campuses to be rated with "A through F" accountability grades. While the bill contains improved language supplied in a Senate floor amendment by Sen. Jose Menendez (D), many educators remain opposed to SB 6 and giving letter grades to campuses. Read more about SB 6 here. Below are the other bills slated to be heard by the House committee today:
- HB 233 by Rep. Jessica Farrar (D) relating to school social work services in public schools.
- HB 1231 by Rep. Allen Fletcher (R) relating to the membership of school district and open-enrollment charter school concussion oversight teams.
- HB 1783 by Rep. Joe Moody (D) relating to the right of a school employee to report a crime and persons subject to the prohibition on coercing another into suppressing or failing to report information to a law enforcement agency; creating a criminal offense.
- HB 1935 by Rep. Ken King (R) relating to additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts.
- HB 2017 Rep. Rick Miller (R) relating to permissible locations of open-enrollment charter schools created by institutions of higher education.
- HB 2151 by Rep. Tracy King (D) relating to consideration by the board of trustees of a school district of parental complaints concerning student participation in extracurricular activities.
- HB 2156 by Rep. Gary VanDeaver (R) relating to requirements for providers of certain technology services in public schools.
- HB 2218 by Rep. Garnet Coleman (D) relating to instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide in educator training programs.
- HB 2593 by Rep. Four Price (R) relating to the method of determining the average daily attendance in certain school districts.
- HB 2928 by Rep. Ryan Guillen (D) relating to enrollment in public schools by a child without a parent, guardian, or other person with legal control of the child under a court order.
- HB 3260 by Rep. Abel Herrero (D) relating to a study and report regarding the use of open-source instructional materials at public schools.
- HB 3281 by Rep. James Frank (R) relating to public school accountability.
- HB 3282 by Rep. Ron Simmons (R) relating to the establishment by the commissioner of education of an autism program to provide applied behavior analysis services to students with autism spectrum disorder and to the coordination of autism services in this state.
- HB 3417 by Rep. Diego Bernal (D) relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs.
- HB 3546 by Rep. Morgan Meyer (R) relating to the provision of credit by examination for public school students.
- HB 3815 by Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R) relating to instruction in positive character traits in public schools.
- HB 3896 by Rep. Sylvester Turner (D) relating to access to school textbooks.
- HB 4047 by Rep. Alma Allen (D) relating to the extension to open-enrollment charter school employees of certain rights granted to school district employees. This bill was filed at the request of ATPE.
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