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House Committee on Public Education - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee Members
Kent Grusendorf, Chair
René O. Oliveira, Vice Chair
Dan Branch, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Glenda Dawson
Harold V. Dutton, Jr.
Rob Eissler
Bob Griggs
Scott Hochberg
Jerry Madden
Kenny Marchant
Charges
• Assess the textbook adoption and distribution system. Investigate alternative methods of delivering educational resources using technology.
• Evaluate the extent to which public school tax dollars are used directly or indirectly to promote or oppose legislation.
• Perform a comprehensive analysis of state law with respect to educator contracts and certification. Make recommendations for changes which would improve student performance.
• Examine and assess the effectiveness and efficiency of statewide educational initiatives, including programs to reduce dropout and increase graduation rates.
• Investigate and assess the mission and performance of University Interscholastic League and other quasi-educational organizations in terms of their role in improving student achievement.
• Compare special education laws in Texas to other states and to federal standards. Make recommendations for reducing state and local administrative costs to increase resource allocation for direct services to students.
• Examine the impact on students, schools and local economies from changes to the school start date.
• Examine issues related to state aid to school districts for debt service, including issues related to the type of facilities that should be eligible for state support.
• Study and monitor issues related to the educational needs of dependents of military service men and women, including records transfer and implementation of reciprocity agreements with other states.

Note:
Kenny Marchant appointed member 4/13/04 pursuant to Rule 1, section 15; Rule 4, section 4(2); and Rule 4, section 5. Appointment made to fill vacancy created by appointment of Jerry Madden as Chair of the House Committee on State Affairs. (Proclamation, Tom Craddick, April 13, 2004)

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