COMMITTEE:    Public Education 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 

PLACE:       Capitol Extension Auditorium, E1.004 
CHAIR:       Rep. Harold V. Dutton, Jr. 


HB 41          Talarico
Relating to class size limits and student/teacher ratios for prekindergarten classes provided by or on behalf of public schools.

HB 81          Rodriguez | et al.                                     
Relating to a public school campus's election under a campus turnaround plan to operate as a community school.

HB 97          Hinojosa                                              
Relating to the admission policy of an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 189         Canales                                               
Relating to a severance payment to a superintendent or administrator serving as educational leader and chief executive officer of an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 220         Bernal                                                
Relating to establishing resource campuses to improve a public school campus not performing satisfactorily.

HB 244         González, Mary | et al.                                
Relating to the establishment of a grant program for promoting computer science certification and professional development in coding, technology applications, and computer science for public school teachers.

HB 450         González, Mary                                         
Relating to the establishment of a new open-enrollment charter school or campus and to the expansion of an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 572         Dutton                                                
Relating to authorizing a dropout recovery competency-based educational pilot program provided through a campus or campus program charter or open-enrollment charter school.

HB 622         Gervin-Hawkins                                         
Relating to creating abbreviated educator preparation programs for certification in marketing education and certification in health science technology education.

HB 998         Dutton                                                
Relating to the qualifications for designation as a dropout recovery school and evaluating the performance of dropout recovery schools for purposes of the public school accountability system.

HB 1014        Bucy                                                  
Relating to the inclusion of suicide prevention information on certain student identification cards issued by a public or private school or postsecondary educational institution.

HB 1144        Ramos                                                 
Relating to staff development requirements for public educators regarding suicide prevention and other mental health training.

HB 1194        Wu                                                    
Relating to requiring a school district or open-enrollment charter school to report data regarding restraints administered to, complaints filed against, citations issued to, and arrests made of students.

HB 1207        Guillen                                               
Relating to additional optional training and course work for public school principals.

HB 1249        Ramos                                                 
Relating to the public accessibility of open-enrollment charter school annual financial statements.

HB 1504        Morales, Christina | et al.                            
Relating to ethnic studies instruction in public schools.

HB 1776        Bell, Keith                                           
Relating to the inclusion of an elective course on the founding principles of the United States in the curriculum for public high school students and the posting of the founding documents of the United States in public school buildings.

HB 1942        VanDeaver | et al.                                     
Relating to the adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school program.

HB 2256        Guerra | et al.                                        
Relating to creating a bilingual special education certification to teach students of limited English proficiency with disabilities.

HB 2554        Gates                                                 
Relating to the establishment of joint vocational school districts to provide eligible high school students with vocational and educational training under a plan for the issuance of a high school diploma, the funding of those districts under the foundation school program, and the operation of certain vocational education charter programs.

HB 2756        Allen                                                 
Relating to the donation of food by public school campuses.

HB 2802        Dean                                                  
Relating to the administration of public school assessment instruments and the temporary suspension of certain accountability determinations for public schools in a school year in which public school operations are disrupted as a result of a declared disaster and the requirement to use those assessment instruments as a criterion for promotion or graduation of a public school student.

HB 2874        Anchia                                                
Relating to a requirement that public schools issue student identification cards to high school students.

HB 2975        Hull | et al.                                         
Relating to prohibiting the physical restraint of certain public school students by peace officers and school security personnel under certain circumstances.

HB 3256        Harless | et al.                                       
Relating to the confidentiality of a public school teacher's or principal's home or residence address in certain government records and documents.

HB 3261        Huberty                                               
Relating to the electronic administration of assessment instruments in public schools and to certain measures to support Internet connectivity for purposes of those assessment instruments.

HB 3298        Allison | et al.                                       
Relating to computer science and technology applications in public schools, including the essential knowledge and skills of the technology applications curriculum, the establishment of a computer science strategic advisory committee, and the establishment of a computer science and technology applications professional development grant program for public school teachers.

HB 3299        Allison                                               
Relating to requiring certain information about physical and mental health as part of the enrichment curriculum for public schools.

HB 3445        Huberty                                               
Relating to requiring the use of a public school's excess funds for certain purposes.

HB 3450        White                                                 
Relating to the justified use of force by a school employee or volunteer against a student.

HB 3528        Sanford                                               
Relating to the grade levels at which students may enroll in courses provided through the state virtual school network.

HB 3597        Metcalf                                               
Relating to policies, procedures, and measures for school safety in public schools.

HB 3804        Lozano                                                
Relating to continuing education and training requirements for educators and other school district personnel.

HB 3846        Krause | et al.                                        
Relating to the scheduling of the first day of school for students by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 3864        Murr                                                  
Relating to excused absences from public school for certain students to visit a professional's workplace for a career investigation day.

HB 3932        Bernal | et al.                                        
Relating to the establishment of the State Advisory Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

HB 4465        Dutton                                                
Relating to grants available to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to provide services to students after a disaster in the state of Texas; an adjustment to prevent generational educational decline under the public school finance system; and ensure maintenance of effort.

HB 4545        Dutton                                                
Relating to the purchase of certain instruction-related materials, the establishment of a strong foundations grant program, providing accelerated instruction for students who fail to achieve satisfactory performance on certain assessment instruments, and an accelerated learning and sustainment outcomes bonus allotment under the foundation school program.

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