Amend CSHB 1 in Article III, Texas Education Agency, by adding Rider ____:
Report Regarding Disciplinary Placements. The Texas Education Agency shall use the appropriations above to conduct or provide for conducting a study of student disciplinary placements made by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to determine the academic progress made by those students, as well as the percentage of those students who are members of a racial or ethnic minority group and/or are eligible for a special education program. A district or charter school shall provide the information for the study to the Agency in a manner that does not provide personally identifiable information concerning a student, except personally identifiable information reported under the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS). No later than December 1, 2012, the Agency will deliver the study to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and Members of the Legislature, which shall include the results of the study and shall include agency recommendations concerning methods for reducing the number of students assigned to disciplinary placements and improving the academic progress of those students.