Amend SECTION 1 of SB 1158 as follows: 1. Amend, Sec. 8.051 as follows: Delete the title and insert "CORE SERVICES AND SERVICES TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE". Add subsection (d) to read as follows: (d) Each regional education service center shall maintain core services for purchase by school districts and campuses. The core services are: (1) training and assistance in teaching each subject area assessed under Section 39.023; (2) training and assistance in providing each program that qualifies for a funding allotment under Section 42.151, 42.152, 42.153, or 42.156; (3) assistance specifically designed for a school district rated academically unacceptable under Section 39.072(a) or a campus whose performance is considered unacceptable based on the indicators adopted under Section 39.051; (4) training and assistance to teachers, administrators, members of district boards of trustees, and members of site-based decision-making committees; and (5) assistance in complying with state laws and rules. 2. Amend, Sec. 8.055 by deleting subsection (a) and inserting a new subsection (a), adding a new subsection (b), and renumbering as follows: (a) Each regional education service center may purchase or lease property or acquire property through lease-purchase and may incur debts for that purpose. Any transaction under this subsection is subject to the approval of the board of directors; (b) Any transaction under this subsection involving real property is subject to the approval of the board of directors and the commissioner; (c) Each regional education service center may dispose of property in the manner and on the terms that the board of directors determines. 3. Amend, Sec. 8.101 by deleting the language after the period and inserting the following: "Performance standards and indicators must include the following: 1) student performance in districts served; 2) district effectiveness and efficiency in districts served resulting from technical assistance and program support; 3) direct services provided, or regionally shared services arranged by the service center which produced more economical and efficient school operations; 4) direct services provided or regionally shared services arranged by the service center which provide for assistance in core services; and 5) grants received for implementation of state initiatives and the results achieved by the service center under the terms of the grant contract." 4. Amend Section 8.121 by deleting the title and inserting, "FUNDING FOR CORE SERVICES AND SERVICES TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE." 5. Amend Section 8.121(c), page 4, line 40 by inserting the word "core" after the word "of" and before the word "services".