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Senate Committee on Education Hearing

  • 1100 Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, August 03, 2016
PLACE: E1.028 (Hearing Room), Texas State Capitol
CHAIR: Senator Larry Taylor

The Senate Committee on Education will meet to hear invited and public
testimony on the following items:

Conduct a comprehensive performance review of all public schools in Texas,
examining ways to improve efficiency, productivity, and student academic
outcomes. Study performance-based funding mechanisms that allocate dollars
based upon achievement versus attendance. Identify any state mandates
which hinder student performance, district and campus innovation,
and efficiency and productivity overall.

Examine the structure and performance of the two remaining county-based
school systems, Harris County Department of Education and Dallas County
Schools. In particular, study the efficiency of these entities and
determine whether those services are duplicative with education service
centers or could be absorbed by education service centers.

Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate
Committee on Education and make recommendations for any legislation needed
to improve, enhance, and/or compete implementation. Specifically monitor
the following:

  • Legislation to require a minimum number of minutes of instruction for each school year.

Public testimony will be limited to 2 minutes.