H.B. 222

By: Huberty

Public Education

Committee Report (Unamended)






Currently under the public education grant program, a student who is attending a school given an academically unacceptable rating is eligible to transfer to another school for three years following the year of that rating, regardless of whether the school improves its rating in any of those three years. H.B. 222 seeks to reduce the three-year eligibility window to two years.




It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution.




H.B. 222 amends the Education Code to change one of the two public school campus performance criteria that render a student who is assigned to attend such a campus eligible either to receive a public education grant to attend a public school outside the district in which the student resides or to attend another public school in the district, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, from the campus having failed at any time in the preceding three years to satisfy any of the standards established for the student achievement indicators used to determine school district and campus performance to the campus having been assigned an unacceptable performance rating in either of the preceding two years.




On passage, or, if the bill does not receive the necessary vote, September 1, 2013.