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September 2019 Committee of the Full Board Item 1

Public Hearing Regarding Instructional Materials Submitted for Adoption by the State Board of Education Under Proclamation 2020

September 11, 2019


SUMMARY:  A public hearing before the State Board of Education (SBOE) is scheduled for September 11, 2019, in the William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104. Testimony will be presented regarding instructional materials submitted for adoption under Proclamation 2020. This proclamation called for instructional materials in high school English language arts and reading and English for speakers of other languages. Products submitted in response to Proclamation 2020 were reviewed in the summer of 2019.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:  Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.110 and §31.022.

TEC, §7.110, requires the SBOE to create and implement policies that allow the public an opportunity to appear before and speak to the board. 

TEC, §31.022(b), requires the SBOE to adopt rules to provide for a full and complete investigation of instructional materials for each subject in the foundation curriculum.

The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION:  Proclamation 2020 was issued by the SBOE in April 2018. Amendments to Proclamation 2020 were approved at the November 2018 SBOE meeting.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION:  The review of Proclamation 2020 instructional materials concluded in July 2019.

PUBLIC BENEFIT AND COST TO PERSONS:  Benefits include the availability of instructional materials aligned to new and revised standards in the year in which new and revised standards are implemented. There is no anticipated economic cost to persons who are required to comply with the proposal.

Staff Members Responsible:
Monica Martinez, Associate Commissioner, Standards and Support Services    
Kelly Callaway, Senior Director, Instructional Materials