82R7186 CAS-D
  By: Castro H.B. No. 1394
  relating to reports concerning the number of full-time librarians,
  counselors, and school nurses who are employed at a public school.
         SECTION 1.  Sections 39.305(b) and (c), Education Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The report card shall include the following
               (1)  where applicable, the student achievement
  indicators described by Section 39.053(c) and the reporting
  indicators described by Sections 39.301(c)(1) through (5);
               (2)  average class size by grade level and subject;
               (3)  the administrative and instructional costs per
  student, computed in a manner consistent with Section 44.0071;
               (4)  the district's instructional expenditures ratio
  and instructional employees ratio computed under Section 44.0071,
  and the statewide average of those ratios, as determined by the
               (5)  the number of full-time:
                     (A)  librarians;
                     (B)  counselors certified under Subchapter B,
  Chapter 21; and
                     (C)  school nurses; and
               (6)  the number of students per counselor certified
  under Subchapter B, Chapter 21.
         (c)  The commissioner shall adopt rules requiring
  dissemination of the information required under Subsections
  (b)(4), (5), and (6) [Subsection (b)(4)] and appropriate class
  size and student performance portions of campus report cards
  annually to the parent, guardian, conservator, or other person
  having lawful control of each student at the campus.  On written
  request, the school district shall provide a copy of a campus report
  card to any other party.
         SECTION 2.  Sections 39.306(a) and (e), Education Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Each board of trustees shall publish an annual report
  describing the educational performance of the district and of each
  campus in the district that includes uniform student performance
  and descriptive information as determined under rules adopted by
  the commissioner. The annual report must also include:
               (1)  campus performance objectives established under
  Section 11.253 and the progress of each campus toward those
  objectives, which shall be available to the public;
               (2)  information indicating the district's
  accreditation status and identifying each district campus awarded a
  distinction designation under Subchapter G or considered an
  unacceptable campus under Subchapter E;
               (3)  the district's current special education
  compliance status with the agency;
               (4)  a statement of the number, rate, and type of
  violent or criminal incidents that occurred on each district
  campus, to the extent permitted under the Family Educational Rights
  and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g);
               (5)  information concerning school violence prevention
  and violence intervention policies and procedures that the district
  is using to protect students;
               (6)  the findings that result from evaluations
  conducted under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
  [of 1994] (20 U.S.C. Section 7101 et seq.); [and]
               (7)  information received under Section 51.403(e) for
  each high school campus in the district, presented in a form
  determined by the commissioner; and
               (8)  for each campus, the number of full-time:
                     (A)  librarians;
                     (B)  counselors certified under Subchapter B,
  Chapter 21; and
                     (C)  school nurses.
         (e)  The report may include the following information:
               (1)  student information, including total enrollment,
  enrollment by ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and grade groupings
  and retention rates;
               (2)  financial information, including revenues and
               (3)  staff information in addition to the information
  required under Subsection (a)(8), including number and type of
  staff by sex, ethnicity, years of experience, and highest degree
  held, teacher and administrator salaries, and teacher turnover;
               (4)  program information, including student enrollment
  by program, teachers by program, and instructional operating
  expenditures by program; and
               (5)  the number of students placed in a disciplinary
  alternative education program under Chapter 37.
         SECTION 3.  This Act applies beginning with the 2011-2012
  school year.
         SECTION 4.  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, 2011.