79R2816 SLO-D

By:  Olivo                                                        H.B. No. 620

relating to accountability under the statewide public school accountability system for a student placed in a disciplinary alternative education program. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 37.008, Education Code, is amended by adding Subsection (n) to read as follows: (n) For purposes of accountability under Chapter 39, a student placed in a disciplinary alternative education program is reported as if the student were enrolled at the student's assigned campus in the student's regularly assigned education program, including a special education program. SECTION 2. This Act applies beginning with the 2005-2006 school year. SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005.