Honorable Rob Eissler, Chair, House Committee on Public Education
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1517 by Janek (Relating to an exemption for students enrolled in certain advanced courses from the requirement that a student be suspended from participation in extracurricular activities for receiving an unsatisfactory grade. ), Committee Report 2nd House, As Amended
The bill would exempt certain advanced courses from requirements relating to suspension from participation in extracurriular activities sponsored by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). Specifically, the requirement that a student receive a grade equivalent to 70 on a scale of 100 in any acadmic class would not apply to an advanced placement or international baccalaureate course, or to an honors or dual credit course in the subject areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, economics, or a language other than English.
On a biennial basis, the Texas Education Agency would be required to review courses described by the provisions of the bill to determine if other courses should be excluded from UIL suspension requirements. The Agency would be directed to report findings to the legislature by January 1 of each odd-numbered year. The Agency estimates that the biennial review and report could be accomplished with existing resources.
The bill would apply beginning with the 2007-2008 school year.
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