The State Board of Education (SBOE) met in a public videoconference to consider agenda items as part of their general morning meeting. To align with recent legislation, the board moved to consolidate high school technology applications TEKS into the Career and Technology TEKS and eliminate TEKS for duplicative courses. Following this agenda item, the final adoption of TEKS for an African American studies ethnic studies course took place, with the board voting to approve the course, effective August 1, 2020. The general meeting was concluded with an update by TEA staff on federal Perkins funding, extended by the USDE, and an update on current TEKS standards under review.

The Committee on School Initiatives discussed the Generation 25 application for charter schools and reviewed board rules regarding powers with charters.

The Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund (PSF) reviewed the current status of the PSF in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and approved proposed repeals that remove the SBOE’s rulemaking authority related to maximum allowable indirect costs and the basic allotment for the Foundation School Program.

The full meeting, including agenda, can be found here.