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HB 353 Rep. Harold Dutton Filed

Adds to the indicators of student achievement in the accountability system specific disaggregation of racial and ethnic groups both as a whole and disaggregated by sex.

HB 363 Rep. Gary VanDeaver Filed

Provides strict controls regarding the masking of personally identifiable student information by TEA-approved operators with access to student information. Operators must adhere to a student data sharing agreement that includes an established unique identifier standard. Districts, charters, education service centers and other local education agencies may require a contracting operator to adhere to the state agreement.

HB 370 Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins Filed

Provides that implementation of a new rule adopted by the commissioner or TEA that affects methods or procedures regarding accountability can be delayed until the second school year after the year the rule is adopted, unless the commissioner/TEA is required by law to implement the rule in a shorter period.

HB 378 Rep. Ron Reynolds Filed

Eliminates the English II and US history end-of-course requirements.

HB 382 Rep. Leo Pacheco Filed

Eliminates requirements related to state assessment instruments as criteria for promotion or graduation. Adds provisions that a student successfully completes a course or demonstrates proficiency if the student performs successfully on an end-of-course assessment, regardless of whether they received a passing grade for the class. Also specifies that results of an EOC cannot be used as criteria for graduation, but only for diagnostic purposes.

HB 384 Rep. Leo Pacheco Filed

Bracketed to San Antonio; provides that if the city adopts an ordinance designating a termination date for a tax increment financing reinvestment zone that is later than the date designated in the ordinance creating the zone, the number of years for which the total dollar amount can be deducted is limited to the duration of the zone.

HB 392 Rep. Rhetta Bowers Filed

Provides that a dress/grooming policy cannot discriminate against a hair texture or protective hairstyle commonly or historically associated with race. Applies to public and higher ed, employers, labor unions and employment agencies.

HB 411 Rep. Julie Johnson Filed

Directs the legislature and Legislative Council, as well as the commissioner/TEA/other relevant agencies, when drafting or amending statutes/rules, to avoid using the term "admission, review, and dismissal committee" or "ARD committee" and instead use "individualized education program team" or "IEP team". Revises current statutes to reflect this change.

HB 422 Rep. Mary Gonzalez Filed

Requires school boards and charter schools to adopt policies regarding a student's right to exercise freedom of the press at school. The board cannot impose greater restrictions on school-related publications than are imposed on publications not using school resources.

HB 424 Rep. Ken King Filed

Requires SBOE to review the foundation TEKS and revise them as needed to narrow the number and scope of student expectations. The scope of TEKS for each subject and grade level must be more narrow than the scope as of 1/1/21, and must require less time for a demonstration of mastery than required as of 1/1/21. Includes provisions regarding any necessary changes in instructional materials proclamations.

HB 430 Rep. Ken King Filed

Eliminates TRS-Care, immediately for retirees eligible for Medicare but phasing it out over as much as 10 years for those not eligible. Contributions will be adjusted annually accordingly.

 

HB 434 Rep. Keith Bell Filed

Adds one CATE credit as an alternative to a fine arts credit in the required curriculum.

HB 437 Rep. Vikki Goodwin Filed

Revises the 1/2 credit personal financial literacy course to be part of the required curriculum instead of an elective. Reduces the credits in the foundation program for electives from 5 to 4.5.

HB 438 Rep. Vikki Goodwin Filed

Revises the laws regarding charter expansions to limit requests to no more than once in a biennium (currently once per year) for adding a new campus, extending grade levels increasing maximum allowable enrollment, or expanding geographic boundaries. In such a request the charter must provide the ZIP code of any new campus and each district from which the charter school intends to enroll additional students, and must estimate the additional cost to the state. The commissioner must publicly post the request for an expansion amendment no later than 10 business days after the submission.

HB 444 Rep. Steve Allison Filed

Appropriates $1.2 billion from the Economic Stabilization Fund to TRS-Care.

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