** REVISION **
SENATE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Education

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 11, 2020

PLACE: E1.028 (Hearing Room)
CHAIR: Senator Larry Taylor

 

** MEETING CANCELED **

 

MEETING CANCELLED

 

The Senate Committee on Education hearing scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 is cancelled until further notice. In light of recent concern for the public's health due to the CoronaVirus and to ensure the greatest amount of public participation in policy issues to be studied by the committee this interim, these charges will be taken up at a later date.

 

 

 

Adult Education: Identify and evaluate current innovative programs that assist non-traditional students (first-time adult learners, re-enrolling students, working adults, and educationally disadvantaged students) in completing a high school diploma, GED, post-secondary degree, or workforce credential, including a review of adult education charter schools and their performance framework. Make recommendations to help successful expansion with partnered business and education entities.

 

Monitoring: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Education passed by the 86th Legislature, as well as relevant agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction. Specifically, make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, or complete implementation of the following:

 

                Senate Bill 11, relating to policies, procedures, and measures for school safety and mental health promotion in public schools and the creation of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium; and

 

                House Bill 3, relating to public school finance and public education. Review the impact of the repeal of a Gifted and Talented allotment on programs in districts and charter schools. Highlight various innovative Gifted and Talented programs in districts and charter schools across the state, and make recommendations on methods to strengthen and promote Gifted and Talented programs throughout Texas.

 

Those wishing to give public testimony, please limit prepared remarks to 2

minutes. If submitting written testimony, please submit 30 copies, with

your name on each copy, to the Committee during the hearing.

 

 

 

** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **

NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT PUBLIC MEETINGS

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO PLAN TO ATTEND THIS MEETING AND WHO MAY NEED ASSISTANCE, SUCH AS A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER OR PERSONAL ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES, ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE SENATE COMMITTEE COORDINATOR AT 512/463-0070, 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING SO APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE.