The House Committee on Public Education

85th Legislature

June 28, 2018

9:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on June 14, 2018, the House Committee on Public Education met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Huberty, at 9:11 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Huberty; Bernal; Allen; Bohac; Deshotel; King, Ken; Koop; Meyer; and VanDeaver.


A quorum was present.



The committee met jointly with the Committee on Public Health to consider the following interim charge:


Consider testimony provided at the May 17 House Public Health Committee hearing regarding improving mental health services for children. Identify specific strategies that would enhance overall school safety. Study ways to help parents, youth and primary care providers support school personnel in their efforts to identify and intervene early when mental health problems arise. In addition to school-based trauma-informed programs and those that treat early psychosis, consider the benefits of universal screening tools and expanding the Child Psychiatry Access Program (CPAP). Make recommendations to enhance collaboration among the Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Education Agency, local mental health authorities, and education service centers.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 3:20 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Huberty, Chair




Amy Peterson, Clerk