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House Committee on Public Education - 64th R.S. (1975)

Committee Members
Tom C. Massey, Chair
Frank Madla, Vice Chair
Herman Adams, Jr., Vice Chair - Appropriative Matters
Hamp Atkinson
J.L. Brisco
Albert 'Al' Brown
Jim Clark
Wilhelmina Delco
Dan Kubiak
R.B. McAlister
T.H. McDonald, Sr.
Joseph F. Pentony
George L. Preston
Ruben M. Torres
Charges
• Study the funding, role, scope, operations, procedures, and responsiveness to the needs of education in Texas of the Texas Education Agency. Ascertain whether money spend under the general appropriations act is carried forward for the programs and purposes for which it was intended and ascertain that monies are not expended for unauthorized purposes or programs. Determine that programs are fulfilling a need. Inquire whether services are duplicative or overlapping.
• Determine the value per dollar spent for students in the special education program, as well as what the project cost to the state will be for the continuation of the program without legislative guidelines and ceilings on expenditures.
• Goals for public education in Texas.
• The alien student enrollment and its educational and economic impact on school districts in Texas.
• The need for apprenticeship adult vocational education.
Compliance of school districts with the Texas Education Code.
• School disciplinary methods and procedures.
• The problems and needs of public school potential parents.
• The problems encountered by athletes in public schools as the result of severe sports injuries.
• Community-based extra-curricular activities for public school students.
• The feasibility of year-round public schools.

Note:
J.L. Brisco (Member) appointed June 1976. (Press Release, Speaker of the House Bill Clayton, June 29, 1976. See House Press Memos, L1801.1 P926 1976).
Joseph Pentony (Member) resigned 1/31/1976.

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