By Longoria                                           H.B. No. 1129
         76R3625 BDH-F                           
                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to the implementation of a public education curriculum
 1-3     based on scientific research.
 1-5           SECTION 1.  Section 7.102(c)(4), Education Code, is amended
 1-6     to read as follows:
 1-7                 (4)  The board shall establish curriculum and
 1-8     graduation requirements as required by Chapter 28.
 1-9           SECTION 2.  Section 8.051(d), Education Code, is amended to
1-10     read as follows:
1-11           (d)  Each regional education service center shall maintain
1-12     core services for purchase by school districts and campuses.  The
1-13     core services are:
1-14                 (1)  training and assistance in teaching each subject
1-15     area assessed under Section 39.023 using methods based on
1-16     scientific research;
1-17                 (2)  training and assistance in providing each program
1-18     that qualifies for a funding allotment under Section 42.151,
1-19     42.152, 42.153, or 42.156;
1-20                 (3)  assistance specifically designed for a school
1-21     district rated academically unacceptable under Section 39.072(a) or
1-22     a campus whose performance is considered unacceptable based on the
1-23     indicators adopted under Section 39.051;
1-24                 (4)  training and assistance to teachers,
 2-1     administrators, members of district boards of trustees, and members
 2-2     of site-based decision-making committees; and
 2-3                 (5)  assistance in complying with state laws and rules.
 2-4           SECTION 3.  Section 11.201(d), Education Code, is amended to
 2-5     read as follows:
 2-6           (d)  The duties of the superintendent include:
 2-7                 (1)  assuming administrative responsibility and
 2-8     leadership for the planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation
 2-9     of:
2-10                       (A)  the education programs, services, and
2-11     facilities of the district;
2-12                       (B)  [and for] the annual performance appraisal
2-13     of the district's staff; and
2-14                       (C)  curricula based on scientific research for
2-15     elementary reading, spelling, and mathematics;
2-16                 (2)  assuming administrative authority and
2-17     responsibility for the assignment and evaluation of all personnel
2-18     of the district other than the superintendent;
2-19                 (3)  making recommendations regarding the selection of
2-20     personnel of the district other than the superintendent, as
2-21     provided by Section 11.163;
2-22                 (4)  initiating the termination or suspension of an
2-23     employee or the nonrenewal of an employee's term contract;
2-24                 (5)  managing the day-to-day operations of the district
2-25     as its administrative manager;
2-26                 (6)  preparing and submitting to the board of trustees
2-27     a proposed budget as provided by Section 44.002;
 3-1                 (7)  preparing recommendations for policies to be
 3-2     adopted by the board of trustees and overseeing the implementation
 3-3     of adopted policies;
 3-4                 (8)  developing or causing to be developed appropriate
 3-5     administrative regulations to implement policies established by the
 3-6     board of trustees;
 3-7                 (9)  providing leadership for the attainment of student
 3-8     performance in the district based on the indicators adopted under
 3-9     Section 39.051 and other indicators adopted by the State Board of
3-10     Education or the district's board of trustees;
3-11                 (10)  organizing the district's central administration;
3-12     and
3-13                 (11)  performing any other duties assigned by action of
3-14     the board of trustees.
3-15           SECTION 4.  Section 11.202(b), Education Code, is amended to
3-16     read as follows:
3-17           (b)  Each principal shall:
3-18                 (1)  except as provided by Subsection (d), approve all
3-19     teacher and staff appointments for that principal's campus from a
3-20     pool of applicants selected by the district or of applicants who
3-21     meet the hiring requirements established by the district, based on
3-22     criteria developed by the principal after informal consultation
3-23     with the faculty;
3-24                 (2)  set specific education objectives for the
3-25     principal's campus, including for elementary school principals the
3-26     implementation of curricula based on scientific research for
3-27     reading, spelling, and mathematics, through the planning process
 4-1     under Section 11.253;
 4-2                 (3)  develop budgets for the principal's campus;
 4-3                 (4)  assume the administrative responsibility and
 4-4     instructional leadership, under the supervision of the
 4-5     superintendent, for discipline at the campus;
 4-6                 (5)  assign, evaluate, and promote personnel assigned
 4-7     to the campus;
 4-8                 (6)  recommend to the superintendent the termination or
 4-9     suspension of an employee assigned to the campus or the nonrenewal
4-10     of the term contract of an employee assigned to the campus; and
4-11                 (7)  perform other duties assigned by the
4-12     superintendent pursuant to the policy of the board of trustees.
4-13           SECTION 5.  Section 11.252(a), Education Code, is amended to
4-14     read as follows:
4-15           (a)  Each school district shall have a district improvement
4-16     plan that is developed, evaluated, and revised annually, in
4-17     accordance with district policy, by the superintendent with the
4-18     assistance of the district-level committee established under
4-19     Section 11.251.  The purpose of the district improvement plan is to
4-20     guide district and campus staff in the improvement of student
4-21     performance for all student groups in order to attain state
4-22     standards in respect to the academic excellence indicators adopted
4-23     under Section 39.051.  The district improvement plan must include
4-24     provisions for:
4-25                 (1)  a comprehensive needs assessment addressing
4-26     district student performance on the academic excellence indicators,
4-27     and other appropriate measures of performance, that are
 5-1     disaggregated by all student groups served by the district,
 5-2     including categories of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sex, and
 5-3     populations served by special programs;
 5-4                 (2)  measurable district performance objectives for all
 5-5     appropriate academic excellence indicators for all student
 5-6     populations, appropriate objectives for special needs populations,
 5-7     and other measures of student performance that may be identified
 5-8     through the comprehensive needs assessment;
 5-9                 (3)  strategies for improvement of student performance
5-10     that include:
5-11                       (A)  instructional methods, including methods
5-12     based on scientific research for reading, spelling, and
5-13     mathematics, for addressing the  needs of student groups not
5-14     achieving their full potential;
5-15                       (B)  methods for addressing the needs of students
5-16     for special programs, such as suicide prevention, conflict
5-17     resolution, violence prevention, research-based reading programs,
5-18     or dyslexia treatment programs;
5-19                       (C)  dropout reduction;
5-20                       (D)  integration of technology in instructional
5-21     and administrative programs;
5-22                       (E)  discipline management;
5-23                       (F)  staff development, including where
5-24     appropriate,  training in the  use of curricula based on scientific
5-25     research for reading, spelling, and mathematics, for professional
5-26     staff of the district;
5-27                       (G)  career education to assist students in
 6-1     developing the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for a
 6-2     broad range of career opportunities; and
 6-3                       (H)  accelerated education;
 6-4                 (4)  resources needed to implement identified
 6-5     strategies;
 6-6                 (5)  staff responsible for ensuring the accomplishment
 6-7     of each strategy;
 6-8                 (6)  timelines for ongoing monitoring of the
 6-9     implementation of each improvement strategy; and
6-10                 (7)  formative evaluation criteria for determining
6-11     periodically whether strategies are resulting in intended
6-12     improvement of student performance.
6-13           SECTION 6.  Section 12.013(b), Education Code, is amended to
6-14     read as follows:
6-15           (b)  A home-rule school district is subject to:
6-16                 (1)  a provision of this title establishing a criminal
6-17     offense;
6-18                 (2)  a provision of this title relating to limitations
6-19     on liability; and
6-20                 (3)  a prohibition, restriction, or requirement, as
6-21     applicable, imposed by this title or a rule adopted under this
6-22     title, relating to:
6-23                       (A)  the Public Education Information Management
6-24     System (PEIMS) to the extent necessary to monitor compliance with
6-25     this subchapter as determined by the commissioner;
6-26                       (B)  educator certification under Chapter 21 and
6-27     educator rights under Sections 21.407, 21.408, and 22.001;
 7-1                       (C)  criminal history records under Subchapter C,
 7-2     Chapter 22;
 7-3                       (D)  student admissions under Section 25.001;
 7-4                       (E)  school attendance under Sections 25.085,
 7-5     25.086, and 25.087;
 7-6                       (F)  inter-district or inter-county transfers of
 7-7     students under Subchapter B, Chapter 25;
 7-8                       (G)  elementary class size limits under Section
 7-9     25.112, in the case of any campus in the district that is
7-10     considered low-performing under Section 39.131(b);
7-11                       (H)  curriculum requirements under Sections
7-12     28.002(a)(1)(A) and (B);
7-13                       (I)  high school graduation under Section 28.025;
7-14                       (J) [(I)]  special education programs under
7-15     Subchapter A, Chapter 29;
7-16                       (K) [(J)]  bilingual education under Subchapter
7-17     B, Chapter 29;
7-18                       (L) [(K)]  prekindergarten programs under
7-19     Subchapter E, Chapter 29;
7-20                       (M) [(L)]  safety provisions relating to the
7-21     transportation of students under Sections 34.002, 34.003, 34.004,
7-22     and 34.008;
7-23                       (N) [(M)]  computation and distribution of state
7-24     aid under Chapters 31, 42, and 43;
7-25                       (O) [(N)]  extracurricular activities under
7-26     Section 33.081;
7-27                       (P) [(O)]  health and safety under Chapter 38;
 8-1                       (Q) [(P)]  public school accountability under
 8-2     Subchapters B, C, D, and G, Chapter 39;
 8-3                       (R) [(Q)]  equalized wealth under Chapter 41;
 8-4                       (S) [(R)]  a bond or other obligation or tax rate
 8-5     under Chapters 42, 43, and 45; and
 8-6                       (T) [(S)]  purchasing under Chapter 44.
 8-7           SECTION 7.  Section 12.056(b), Education Code, is amended to
 8-8     read as follows:
 8-9           (b)  A campus or program for which a charter is granted under
8-10     this subchapter is subject to:
8-11                 (1)  a provision of this title establishing a criminal
8-12     offense; and
8-13                 (2)  a prohibition, restriction, or requirement, as
8-14     applicable, imposed by this title or a rule adopted under this
8-15     title, relating to:
8-16                       (A)  the Public Education Information Management
8-17     System (PEIMS) to the extent necessary to monitor compliance with
8-18     this subchapter as determined by the commissioner;
8-19                       (B)  criminal history records under Subchapter C,
8-20     Chapter 22;
8-21                       (C)  curriculum requirements under Sections
8-22     28.002(a)(1)(A) and (B);
8-23                       (D)  high school graduation under Section 28.025;
8-24                       (E) [(D)]  special education programs under
8-25     Subchapter A, Chapter 29;
8-26                       (F) [(E)]  bilingual education under Subchapter
8-27     B, Chapter 29;
 9-1                       (G) [(F)]  prekindergarten programs under
 9-2     Subchapter E, Chapter 29;
 9-3                       (H) [(G)]  extracurricular activities under
 9-4     Section 33.081;
 9-5                       (I) [(H)]  health and safety under Chapter 38;
 9-6     and
 9-7                       (J) [(I)]  public school accountability under
 9-8     Subchapters B, C, D, and G, Chapter 39.
 9-9           SECTION 8.  Section 12.104(b), Education Code, is amended to
9-10     read as follows:
9-11           (b)  An open-enrollment charter school is subject to:
9-12                 (1)  a provision of this title establishing a criminal
9-13     offense; and
9-14                 (2)  a prohibition, restriction, or requirement, as
9-15     applicable, imposed by this title or a rule adopted under this
9-16     title, relating to:
9-17                       (A)  the Public Education Information Management
9-18     System (PEIMS) to the extent necessary to monitor compliance with
9-19     this subchapter as determined by the commissioner;
9-20                       (B)  criminal history records under Subchapter C,
9-21     Chapter 22;
9-22                       (C)  curriculum requirements under Sections
9-23     28.002(a)(1)(A) and (B);
9-24                       (D)  high school graduation under Section 28.025;
9-25                       (E) [(D)]  special education programs under
9-26     Subchapter A, Chapter 29;
9-27                       (F) [(E)]  bilingual education under Subchapter
 10-1    B, Chapter 29;
 10-2                      (G) [(F)]  prekindergarten programs under
 10-3    Subchapter E, Chapter 29;
 10-4                      (H) [(G)]  extracurricular activities under
 10-5    Section 33.081;
 10-6                      (I) [(H)]  health and safety under Chapter 38;
 10-7    and
 10-8                      (J) [(I)]  public school accountability under
 10-9    Subchapters B, C, D, and G, Chapter 39.
10-10          SECTION 9.  Section 19.004(c), Education Code, is amended to
10-11    read as follows:
10-12          (c)  The district shall:
10-13                (1)  develop educational and vocational training
10-14    programs specifically designed for persons eligible under Section
10-15    19.005, including an educational curriculum based on scientific
10-16    research to teach reading, spelling, and mathematics to those
10-17    persons who test at or below the sixth grade level on approved
10-18    placement tests; and
10-19                (2)  coordinate educational programs and services in
10-20    the department with those provided by other state agencies, by
10-21    political subdivisions, and by persons who provide programs and
10-22    services under contract.
10-23          SECTION 10.  Section 21.045, Education Code, is amended by
10-24    adding Subsection (e) to read as follows:
10-25          (e)  Not later than September 1, 2000, the educator
10-26    preparation accreditation standards must include the requirement
10-27    that elementary teachers display knowledge of educational curricula
 11-1    based on scientific research for teaching reading, spelling, and
 11-2    mathematics.  This subsection expires January 1, 2001.
 11-3          SECTION 11.  Section 21.046(b), Education Code, is amended to
 11-4    read as follows:
 11-5          (b)  The qualifications for certification as a principal must
 11-6    be sufficiently flexible so that an outstanding teacher may qualify
 11-7    by substituting approved experience and professional training for
 11-8    part of the educational requirements.  Supervised and approved
 11-9    on-the-job experience in addition to required internship shall be
11-10    accepted in lieu of classroom hours.  The qualifications must
11-11    emphasize:
11-12                (1)  instructional leadership;
11-13                (2)  administration, supervision, and communication
11-14    skills;
11-15                (3)  curriculum and instruction management, including
11-16    for elementary school principals knowledge of effective
11-17    implementation methods for educational curricula based on
11-18    scientific research for elementary reading, spelling, and
11-19    mathematics;
11-20                (4)  performance evaluation;
11-21                (5)  organization; and
11-22                (6)  fiscal management.
11-23          SECTION 12.  Section 21.047(c), Education Code, is amended to
11-24    read as follows:
11-25          (c)  A center may develop and implement a comprehensive
11-26    field-based educator preparation program to supplement the
11-27    internship hours required in Section 21.050.  This comprehensive
 12-1    field-based teacher program must:
 12-2                (1)  be designed on the basis of current research into
 12-3    state-of-the-art teaching practices, curriculum theory and
 12-4    application, evaluation of student outcomes, and the effective
 12-5    application of technology;
 12-6                (2)  for elementary teachers, emphasize the use of
 12-7    educational methods and curricula based on scientific research for
 12-8    teaching elementary reading, spelling, and mathematics; and
 12-9                (3) [(2)]  have rigorous internal and external
12-10    evaluation procedures that focus on content, delivery systems, and
12-11    teacher and student outcomes.
12-12          SECTION 13.  Section 21.451(b), Education Code, is amended to
12-13    read as follows:
12-14          (b)  The staff development must be predominantly
12-15    campus-based, related to achieving campus performance objectives
12-16    established under Section 11.253, and developed and approved by the
12-17    campus-level committee established under Section 11.251.  Campus
12-18    staff development may include activities that enable the campus
12-19    staff to plan together to enhance existing skills, to share
12-20    effective strategies, to reflect on curricular and instructional
12-21    issues, to analyze student achievement results, to reflect on means
12-22    of increasing student achievement, to study research, to practice
12-23    new methods, to study educational methods based on scientific
12-24    research, to identify students' strengths and needs, to develop
12-25    meaningful programs for students, to appropriately implement
12-26    site-based decision-making, and to conduct action research.  The
12-27    campus staff development activities may be conducted using study
 13-1    teams, individual research, peer coaching, workshops, seminars,
 13-2    conferences, or other reasonable methods that have the potential to
 13-3    improve student achievement.
 13-4          SECTION 14.  Section 28.002, Education Code, is amended by
 13-5    amending Subsections (a) and (i) and adding Subsection (l) to read
 13-6    as follows:
 13-7          (a)  Each school district that offers kindergarten through
 13-8    grade 12 shall offer, as a required curriculum:
 13-9                (1)  a foundation curriculum that includes:
13-10                      (A)  English language arts, including elementary
13-11    reading using educational methods based on scientific research and
13-12    morphographic spelling using educational methods based on
13-13    scientific research;
13-14                      (B)  mathematics, including elementary
13-15    mathematics using educational methods based on scientific research;
13-16                      (C)  science; and
13-17                      (D)  social studies, consisting of Texas, United
13-18    States, and world history, government, and geography; and
13-19                (2)  an enrichment curriculum that includes:
13-20                      (A)  to the extent possible, languages other than
13-21    English;
13-22                      (B)  health;
13-23                      (C)  physical education;
13-24                      (D)  fine arts;
13-25                      (E)  economics, with emphasis on the free
13-26    enterprise system and its benefits;
13-27                      (F)  career and technology education; and
 14-1                      (G)  technology applications.
 14-2          (i)  The State Board of Education shall adopt rules for the
 14-3    implementation of this subchapter.  Except as provided by
 14-4    Subsection (j) and (l), the board may not adopt rules that
 14-5    designate the methodology used by a teacher or the time spent by a
 14-6    teacher or a student on a particular task or subject.
 14-7          (l)  Any method used to teach elementary reading, spelling,
 14-8    or mathematics must be based on scientific research.
 14-9          SECTION 15.  Section 29.057, Education Code, is amended by
14-10    adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
14-11          (d)  The curriculum used for teaching reading, spelling, and
14-12    mathematics in bilingual education or special language programs
14-13    must be based on scientific research.
14-14          SECTION 16.  Sections 29.081(b) and (e), Education Code, are
14-15    amended to read as follows:
14-16          (b)  Each district shall provide accelerated instruction to a
14-17    student enrolled in the district who has taken the secondary
14-18    exit-level assessment instrument and has not performed
14-19    satisfactorily on each section or who is at risk of dropping out of
14-20    school.  The accelerated instruction must consist of educational
14-21    methods based on scientific research.
14-22          (e)  A school district may use a private or public
14-23    community-based dropout recovery education program based on
14-24    scientific research to provide alternative education programs for
14-25    students at risk of dropping out of school.  The program must grade
14-26    students' work, offer course credit, modify instructional time
14-27    requirements, and establish methods of evaluating subject mastery.
 15-1          SECTION 17.  Section 29.084(a), Education Code, is amended to
 15-2    read as follows:
 15-3          (a)  Each school district may provide at the district's
 15-4    schools tutorial services based on scientific research [at the
 15-5    district's schools].
 15-6          SECTION 18.  Section 29.153(f), Education Code, is amended to
 15-7    read as follows:
 15-8          (f)  A district's prekindergarten program must [shall] be
 15-9    designed to develop skills necessary for success in the regular
15-10    public school curriculum, including language, mathematics, and
15-11    social skills, and must be based on scientific research.
15-12          SECTION 19.  Section 29.253, Education Code, is amended to
15-13    read as follows:
15-14          Sec. 29.253.  PROVISION OF ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS.  Adult
15-15    education programs shall be provided by public school districts,
15-16    public junior colleges, public universities, public nonprofit
15-17    agencies, and community-based organizations approved in accordance
15-18    with state statutes and rules adopted by the State Board of
15-19    Education.  The programs must be based on scientific research and
15-20    must be designed to meet the education and training needs of adults
15-21    to the extent possible within available public and private
15-22    resources.  Bilingual education may be the method of instruction
15-23    for students who do not function satisfactorily in English whenever
15-24    it is appropriate for their optimum development.
15-25          SECTION 20.  Section 31.029, Education Code, is amended to
15-26    read as follows:
15-27          Sec. 31.029.  BILINGUAL TEXTBOOKS.  The board shall purchase
 16-1    or otherwise acquire textbooks that are based on scientific
 16-2    research for use in bilingual education classes.
 16-3          SECTION 21.  Section 37.002(a), Education Code, is amended to
 16-4    read as follows:
 16-5          (a)  A teacher may send a student to the principal's office
 16-6    to maintain effective discipline in the classroom.  The first time
 16-7    a student is referred to the principal, the principal must
 16-8    determine the student's educational performance level by
 16-9    administering a reading decoding and comprehension placement test
16-10    and a mathematics placement test.  If the student's test
16-11    performance is two or more grade levels below the student's
16-12    assigned grade level, the principal must place the student in an
16-13    appropriate corrective reading or mathematics program that uses
16-14    methods based on scientific research.  If the student's test
16-15    performance is equal to or greater than the student's assigned
16-16    grade level, or if the student continues to act in an inappropriate
16-17    manner after being placed in a corrective educational program that
16-18    uses methods based on scientific research, the principal shall
16-19    respond by employing appropriate discipline management techniques
16-20    consistent with the student code of conduct adopted under Section
16-21    37.001.
16-22          SECTION 22.  Section 37.008(a), Education Code, is amended to
16-23    read as follows:
16-24          (a)  Each school district shall provide an alternative
16-25    education program that:
16-26                (1)  is provided in a setting other than a student's
16-27    regular classroom;
 17-1                (2)  is located on or off of a regular school campus;
 17-2                (3)  provides for the students who are assigned to the
 17-3    alternative education program to be separated from students who are
 17-4    not assigned to the program;
 17-5                (4)  focuses on English language arts, mathematics,
 17-6    science, history, and self-discipline;
 17-7                (5)  provides a reading, spelling, and mathematics
 17-8    curriculum based on scientific research;
 17-9                (6)  provides for students' educational and behavioral
17-10    needs; and
17-11                (7) [(6)]  provides supervision and counseling.
17-12          SECTION 23.  Section 37.011(h), Education Code, is amended to
17-13    read as follows:
17-14          (h)  Academically, the mission of juvenile justice
17-15    alternative education programs shall be to enable students to
17-16    perform at grade level.  A student who is not performing at grade
17-17    level on entering a juvenile justice alternative education program,
17-18    as determined by the student's performance on a reading decoding
17-19    and comprehension placement test and a mathematics placement test,
17-20    must be placed in a corrective educational program that uses
17-21    methods based on scientific research.  For purposes of
17-22    accountability under Chapter 39, a student enrolled in a juvenile
17-23    justice alternative education program is reported as if the student
17-24    were enrolled at the student's assigned campus in the student's
17-25    regularly assigned education program, including a special education
17-26    program.  Annually the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, with
17-27    the agreement of the commissioner, shall develop and implement a
 18-1    system of accountability consistent with Chapter 39, where
 18-2    appropriate, to assure that students make progress toward grade
 18-3    level while attending a juvenile justice alternative education
 18-4    program.  The Texas Juvenile Probation Commission shall adopt rules
 18-5    for the distribution of funds appropriated under this section to
 18-6    juvenile boards in counties required to establish juvenile justice
 18-7    alternative education programs.  A student served by a juvenile
 18-8    justice alternative education program on the basis of an expulsion
 18-9    under Section 37.007(a), (d), or (e) is not eligible for Foundation
18-10    School Program funding under Chapter 42 or 31.
18-11          SECTION 24.  Section 37.055, Education Code, is amended to
18-12    read as follows:
18-13          Sec. 37.055.  PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT.  (a)  On admitting a
18-14    student to a school-community guidance center, a representative of
18-15    the school district, the student, and the student's parent shall
18-16    develop an agreement that specifies the responsibilities of the
18-17    parent and the student.  The agreement must include:
18-18                (1)  a statement of the student's behavioral and
18-19    learning objectives, including a description of the educational
18-20    methods based on scientific research and the behavioral
18-21    modification methods that the school district intends to use to
18-22    meet the objectives;
18-23                (2)  a requirement that the parent attend specified
18-24    meetings and conferences for teacher review of the student's
18-25    progress; [and]
18-26                (3)  the parent's acknowledgement that the parent
18-27    understands and accepts the responsibilities imposed by the
 19-1    agreement regarding attendance at meetings and conferences and
 19-2    assistance in meeting other objectives, defined by the district, to
 19-3    aid student remediation; and
 19-4                (4)  the school district's acknowledgement that the
 19-5    district will use the best educational methods based on scientific
 19-6    research available to accomplish the learning objectives.
 19-7          (b)  The superintendent of the school district may obtain a
 19-8    court order from a district court in the school district requiring
 19-9    a parent to comply with an agreement made under this section.  A
19-10    parent who violates a court order issued under this subsection may
19-11    be punished for contempt of court.
19-12          (c)  A parent may obtain a court order from a district court
19-13    in the county in which a school district is located requiring the
19-14    superintendent of the school district to comply with an agreement
19-15    made under this section.  A superintendent who violates a court
19-16    order issued under this subsection may be punished for contempt of
19-17    court.
19-18          (d)  In this section, "parent" includes a legal guardian.
19-19          SECTION 25.  Section 38.003(b), Education Code, is amended to
19-20    read as follows:
19-21          (b)  In accordance with the program approved by the State
19-22    Board of Education, the board of trustees of each school district
19-23    shall provide for the treatment of any student determined to have
19-24    dyslexia or a related disorder, including a corrective reading
19-25    program based on scientific research that has proven successful in
19-26    providing  dyslexia remediation.
19-27          SECTION 26.  (a)  This Act takes effect July 1, 1999.
 20-1          (b)  Notwithstanding the textbook review and adoption
 20-2    requirements under Section 31.022, Education Code, or the textbook
 20-3    review and adoption cycle the State Board of Education adopts under
 20-4    that section, the board shall review and adopt reading, spelling,
 20-5    and mathematics textbooks and accompanying teacher editions that
 20-6    are based on scientific research that satisfy requirements under
 20-7    Sections 28.002(a)(1)(A) and (B), Education Code, as amended by
 20-8    this Act, as soon as practicable.
 20-9          SECTION 27.  The importance of this legislation and the
20-10    crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
20-11    emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
20-12    constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
20-13    days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
20-14    and that this Act take effect and be in force according to its
20-15    terms, and it is so enacted.