SB 1306

Status: Signed by governor
Author: Sen. Lois Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Rep. DeWayne Burns
Summary: TCTA-initiated bill that requires districts to post on their website the contact information for the campus behavior coordinator or other campus administrator responsible for student discipline at each campus.

SB 1451

Status: Sent to governor
Author: Sen. Larry Taylor
Sponsor: Rep. Trent Ashby
Summary: TCTA-initiated legislation that requires the commissioner to ensure that teachers cannot be assigned an area of deficiency on their appraisal solely on the basis of disciplinary referrals or documentation regarding student conduct. It does not prohibit a teacher from being assigned an area of deficiency based on documented evidence of a deficiency in classroom management obtained through observation or a substantiated report.

Specifies that a teacher can document any conduct by a student that does not conform to the student code of conduct and submit it to the principal. A district cannot discipline a teacher on the basis of such documentation. A student sent to the campus behavior coordinator's or other administrator's office under a teacher removal from the classroom is not considered to have been removed for the purposes of reporting data through PEIMS or other similar reports required by state or federal law.  ​

SB 2073

Status: Sent to governor
Author: Sen. Larry Taylor
Sponsor: Rep. Ken King
Summary: A TCTA-initiated bill that allows districts providing fewer than 180 days of instruction to reduce the number of required teacher days proportionately, without reducing salary.

SB 2432

Status: Sent to governor
Author: Sen. Larry Taylor
Sponsor: Rep. Scott Sanford
Summary: TCTA-initiated bill that adds conduct containing the elements of harassment against a school employee to the list of behaviors for which a student (subject to the determination of the campus behavior coordinator, after considering mitigating circumstances) must be removed to an alternative education program. It limits mandatory removals under this new provision to the more threatening types of harassment listed in the Penal Code, including threats of violence against employees, their family, and their property.