Senate Committee on Education
May 30, 2013
8:30 am
John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room

Adjourned
 
* Agenda Revised May 29, 2013, 5:44 pm *
Revision Notes: Time Changed to 8:30 am Added HCR 161 & HCR 166

 




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CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 May 15, 2013
 May 21, 2013

LEGISLATION TO BE CONSIDERED
 HCR69NORTONBESE - Requests that the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education reconsider proposed policy changes relative to school libraries
 HCR90P.SMITHSEX EDUCATION - Creates a task force to study and evaluate the effectiveness of sexual health education programs used throughout the state and other states
 HCR91P.SMITHSTUDENT/DISCIPLINE - Creates the Task Force on Bullying Prevention in Public Schools to study the procedures and processes by which incidents of bullying are reported and investigated
 HCR153JEFFERSONSCHOOLS/CHOICE - Requests that the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education study issues relative to the implementation of the Course Choice Program and submit a report to the House and Senate education committees by Sept. 30, 2013
 HCR156PYLANTSCHOOLS/CHOICE - Requests that the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education and others study potential funding sources for online courses offered through the Course Choice Program and opportunities for increasing broadband access for students
 HCR161BARROWEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Requests that the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education study the feasibility of implementing a 100-point scale for performance score ranges used to assign school and district letter grades
 HCR166FANNINSTUDENT/ASSESSMENT - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to study certain testing requirement options for students pursuing a career diploma
 HB115JAMESSCHOOLS/DISTRICTS - Provides for parent petitions relative to the transfer of certain schools from the Recovery School District back to the local school system (RE1 SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB116HOFFMANNTEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS - Provides relative to textbooks and other instructional materials for elementary and secondary schools (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB160REYNOLDSTEACHERS/EVALUATION - Delays implementation of certain teacher evaluation program requirements relative to termination proceedings and restricts use of evaluation results
 HB214JEFFERSONSCHOOLS/PARENTS - Provides relative to parental involvement in public schools
 HB299CARMODYHIGHER ED/BD REGENTS - Changes the reporting date for submitting the postsecondary education funding formula to the legislature
 HB368NORTONSCHOOLS - Provides relative to school crisis management and response plans and school resource officers (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB466HAVARDEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Provides relative to the assignment of performance-based letter grades to public schools and school districts (EG SEE FISC NOTE EX)
 HB618LEOPOLDSCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES - Provides relative to salary supplements for public school educational diagnosticians (EN INCREASE FF EX See Note)
 HB650STEVE CARTERGOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION - Provides relative to the organization of the state Department of Education (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB659THOMPSONEDUCATION - Provides relative to reporting, instructional, and other requirements for school employees, school governing authorities, and schools (EG SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB661W.BISHOPSCHOOLS/CHARTER - Creates and provides for Type 3B charter schools and provides for charter school funding (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB724JACKSONSTUDENTS - Provides relative to student-initiated prayer gatherings at public schools

CONSIDERATION OF ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY COME BEFORE THE COMMITTEE
 Receive information from the state superintendent of education in response to the May 8, 2013, committee discussion regarding the methodology utilized to calculate School Performance Scores.