Amend CSSB 9 (house committee report) by adding the following appropriately numbered SECTIONS to the bill and renumbering subsequent SECTIONS of the bill accordingly:
SECTION ____.  Section 11.1511(b), Education Code, is amended to read as follows:
(b)  The board shall:
(1)  seek to establish working relationships with other public entities to make effective use of community resources and to serve the needs of public school students in the community;
(2)  adopt a vision statement and comprehensive goals for the district and the superintendent and monitor progress toward those goals;
(3)  establish performance goals for the district concerning:
(A)  the academic and fiscal performance indicators under Subchapters C, D, and J, Chapter 39; and
(B)  any performance indicators adopted by the district;
(4)  ensure that the superintendent:
(A)  is accountable for achieving performance results;
(B)  recognizes performance accomplishments; and
(C)  takes action as necessary to meet performance goals;
(5)  adopt a policy to establish a district- and campus-level planning and decision-making process as required under Section 11.251;
(6)  publish an annual educational performance report as required under Section 39.306;
(7)  adopt an annual budget for the district as required under Section 44.004;
(8)  adopt a tax rate each fiscal year as required under Section 26.05, Tax Code;
(9)  monitor district finances to ensure that the superintendent is properly maintaining the district's financial procedures and records;
(10)  ensure that district fiscal accounts are audited annually as required under Section 44.008;
(11)  publish an end-of-year financial report for distribution to the community;
(12)  conduct elections as required by law;
(13)  by rule, adopt a process through which district personnel, students or the parents or guardians of students, and members of the public may file a complaint and obtain a hearing from the district administrators and the board regarding the [a] complaint that must:
(A)  allow a complaint to be filed at any time regardless of when the conduct initially giving rise to the complaint occurred if the complaint alleges a violation of law or board policy that is continuous or ongoing;
(B)  unless otherwise provided by law, include:
(i)  an initial administrative hearing; and
(ii)  an opportunity to appeal the administrative decision following the initial hearing;
(C)  unless otherwise agreed to by the parties, provide for a final decision on the complaint not later than 120 calendar days after the date on which the complaint was filed; and
(D)  if a final decision on a complaint is not rendered before the 120th day after the date on which the complaint was filed, require the district to immediately render a final decision on the complaint in favor of the complainant;
(14)  make decisions relating to terminating the employment of district employees employed under a contract to which Chapter 21 applies, including terminating or not renewing an employment contract to which that chapter applies; and
(15)  carry out other powers and duties as provided by this code or other law.
SECTION ____.  The board of trustees of a school district shall adopt a process for filing a complaint and obtaining a hearing in accordance with Section 11.1511(b), Education Code, as amended by this Act, as soon as practicable after September 1, 2023.