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HB 690 Rep. Will Metcalf Filed School Safety

Provides that the State Board of Education must require school board trustees to complete training on school safety. SBOE will develop the curriculum and materials in conjunction with the Texas School Safety Center.

HB 691 Rep. Will Metcalf Filed School Safety

Requires the Texas School Safety Center to report to TEA if a school district fails to comply with certain school safety requirements, such as implementation of a multihazard plan, and creation of a school safety and security committee. TEA can impose an administrative penalty for noncompliance in an amount no greater than the superintendent's annual salary.

HB 699 Rep. Jon Rosenthal Filed Students

Creates an excused absence for a student with a life-threatening illness or related treatment, with certification from a doctor specifying the illness and the anticipated period of absence related to the illness or treatment. Provides that a student cannot be denied promotion if it is determined that the student failed to meet requirements due to circumstances related to a serious or life-threatening illness or treatment.

HB 724 Rep. Bobby Guerra Filed

Requires the secretary of state to consult with TEA regarding the number of voter registration applications to provide to high schools, and to provide them once each fall and spring semester in the number determined through the consultation with TEA.

HB 725 Rep. Jared Patterson Filed

Adds children who are or have been in foster care in another state or territory to the list of children eligible for free preK.

HB 732 Rep. Jessica Gonzalez Filed

Increases the state's contribution to active employee health insurance from $75/mo to $150/mo.

HB 1740 Rep. Dan Huberty Filed Accountability

 

HB 742 Rep. DeWayne Burns Filed Accountability

Allows a parent of a student with significant cognitive disabilities to request that their student be exempted from the alternative assessment instrument. The student's ARD committee will determine if the student should be exempted. If so, the student must be assessed in the applicable subject using an alternative assessment method developed under a process newly outlined in the bill. The commissioner, with stakeholder and parent input, must develop for each applicable subject an alternative assessment method. The criteria must include progress on the goals identified in the student's IEP...

HB 745 Rep. Bobby Guerra Filed

Allows districts to establish a telehealth program for students and employees to receive services during the school day. The services must be free and can be provided to a student only with parent approval.

HB 749 Rep. Mayes Middleton Filed

Prohibits political subdivisions from using public funds to hire a lobbyist or to pay a nonprofit state organization that primarily represents political subdivision and hires or contracts with a lobbyist. If the subdivision engages in the prohibited activity, a taxpayer or resident of the subdivision is entitled to injunctive relief to prevent further such activity. Allows county judges and county commissioners to serve on the governing body of such an organization but public funds cannot be spent to serve or otherwise to join or be a member of the organization.

HB 750 Rep. DeWayne Burns Filed

TCTA-initiated bill that requires districts to post (if they have a website) their employment policy and the full text of any regulations or forms referenced in the policy.

HB 759 Rep. Sam Harless Filed

Creates a student threat assessment database for students determined by a threat assessment team to be a serious risk to themselves or others. Requires that a threat assessment team's assessment of a student be completed within 30 days of the beginning of the assessment. No more than 10 days after a determination that a student poses serious risk of violence to himself or others, the team must enter the assessment into the database and make a notation in the student's record that the student is included in the database.

HB 764 Rep. Matt Krause Filed

Deletes end-of-course assessments and the 8th grade social studies assessment. Requires use of the TSI, SAT, ACT, PSAT, ACT-Plan or other nationally recognized, norm-referenced assessment for any federally required secondary level assessments. Includes a provision ensuring that if federal requirements are reduced, the SBOE must adopt rules reducing state assessments accordingly.

HB 764 Rep. Matt Krause Filed

Deletes end-of-course assessments and the 8th grade social studies assessment. Requires use of the TSI, SAT, ACT, PSAT, ACT-Plan or other nationally recognized, norm-referenced assessment for any federally required secondary level assessments. Includes a provision ensuring that if federal requirements are reduced, the SBOE must adopt rules reducing state assessments accordingly.

HB 771 Rep. Steve Allison Filed

Adds instruction about bullying and cyberbullying to the required mental health curriculum.

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