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Committee: House Public Education
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Academic performance | Charter schools | Dyslexia | Educational accountability | Hurricane Harvey | Learning disabilities | Natural disasters | Public schools | School finance | Special education | Student Success Initiative | Teacher incentive plans | Teacher retention | Teacher salaries | Teacher shortages | Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 Ed84h
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [90 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine, to the extent possible, the scope of financial losses, including facilities, that resulted from Harvey. Recommend possible state actions, such as changes to student counts or property valuation, to mitigate any negative impact on districts and ensure governance structures and parameters allow for effective responses.
2. Recommend any measures needed at the state level to prevent unintended punitive consequences to both students and districts in the state accountability system as a result of Harvey and its aftermath.
3. Examine the educational opportunities offered to students displaced by Harvey throughout the state and the process by which districts enroll and serve those students. Recommend any changes that could improve the process for students or help districts serving a disproportionate number of displaced students.
4. Review current state mechanisms for identifying and rewarding educators through state-level strategies. Examine how providing additional funding to enhance compensation in districts facing a shortage of experienced, highly rated teachers would affect retention and teacher quality, in addition to whether it would encourage teachers to provide additional services through extracurricular activities, tutoring, and mentoring.
5. Examine research-based options for evaluating student achievement beyond standardized test scores, including adaptive and portfolio assessments. Examine the scope of the current Texas essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in grades with the state assessment, including the format, assessment calendar, and the limits of instructional days, if any. Determine if it is appropriate to limit TEKS to readiness standards that can be taught in less than the school year. Review current Student Success Initiative testing and make recommendations on its continuation or repeal. Review the ability of the state to waive standardized testing for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
6. Examine programs in public schools that have proven results meeting the needs of and improving student achievement for students with disabilities, with an emphasis on programs specializing in autism, dysgraphia, and dyslexia. Recommend ways to support and scale innovative programs for these students, including providing supplemental services, or incentivizing public-private partnerships or inter district and charter school collaborations. Monitor the implementation and funding for the pilot programs authorized in H.B. 21 (85R) and review the Texas Education Agency's compliance with S.B. 160 (85R), which prohibits special education student caps.
7. Review the charter school system in Texas. Determine if changes are needed in the granting, renewal, or revocation of charter schools, including the timeline for expansions and notification of expansions to surrounding districts. Review the educational outcomes of students in charter schools compared to those in traditional schools, and to what extent schools participate in the alternative accountability system. Monitor the implementation of facilities funding for charter schools. Consider differences in state funding for charter schools compared to their surrounding districts and the impact on the state budget. Consider admissions policies for charters, including appropriate data collection to assess demand for additional charter enrollment, compliance with access by students with disabilities and the effect of exclusions of students with criminal or disciplinary histories. Consider differences in charter and district contributions to the Teacher Retirement System on behalf of their employees and make appropriate recommendations to support the retirement benefits of all public school teachers.
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee will also specifically include: H.B. 21 (85R), H.B. 22 (85R), and S.B. 179 (85R).
Committee: Senate Education
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Academically unacceptable schools | Charter schools | Dallas County Schools | Districts of innovation | Early childhood education | Education Agency, Texas | Educational accountability | Educational technology | Harris County Department of Education | High school graduation requirements | High-speed Internet access | Middle school students | Middle schools | Scholarships | School boards | School choice | School counselors | School finance | School vouchers | Special education | Teacher retention | Teacher training | Teacher-student relationships | Technology education | Video cameras |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 Ed83
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [50 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. School Choice: Study school choice programs enacted in states across the nation, examining education savings account and tax credit scholarship programs in particular. Examine the implementation process used in other states and what impact these programs have had on student academics and state and local district budgets. Make recommendations on which choice plan could best serve Texas students.
2. Charter School Approval, Expansion, Revocation: Study the approval, expansion, and revocation of public charter schools in Texas, including the implementation of SB 2 (83R) and other legislation. In particular, examine the issues surrounding the disposition of state property when charters are revoked, non-renewed, or cease to operate. Make recommendations regarding policies to ensure an efficient and effective transfer and disposal of state property that preserves state interest while ensuring that certain investment capital and the bond market supporting charter construction remains robust. In addition, make recommendations if needed to clarify policies regarding expansion of existing high-quality charter schools in Texas. Additionally, examine facility funding for charter schools in other states and make recommendations on facility funding assistance for charter schools in Texas.
3. Teacher Preparation, Retention, Shortages: Study teacher shortage and retention issues in Texas and evaluate educator preparation programs to determine if these programs are preparing educators for the rigors of the 21st century classroom. In particular, examine the shortages of ELL, special education, and STEM educators across the state and identify the issues creating a shortage. Make recommendations to improve educator preparation throughout the state and increase certification rates. (Joint Charge with Senate Higher Education)
4. Efficiency/Productivity Review: 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.
5. Broadband Access: Evaluate digital learning opportunities in classrooms and examine existing barriers to schools' ability to provide a digital learning environment. In particular, study the availability of affordable broadband access to Page 2 of 5 school districts across Texas. Examine different options for improving access to broadband service in all areas of the state, for districts and student homes. Make recommendations on a statewide plan for building the necessary infrastructure to provide a competitive, free-market environment in broadband service.
6. Teacher-Student Relationships/Student Safety: Study the recent rise of inappropriate teacher-student relationships, the impact of social media interaction between teachers and students, and examine the current efforts by the Texas Education Agency, schools, law enforcement, and the courts to investigate and prosecute any educator engaged in inappropriate relationships. Determine what recommendations, if any, are needed to improve student safety, including increasing agency staff, adjusting penalties, and strengthening efforts to sanction educators' certificates for misconduct. Study and address the issue of prevention through training and education of school employees.
7. County School Systems: 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.
8. School Board Governance, Low-Performing Schools: Examine current school board governance policies and practices and make recommendations that could improve the focus, attitudes, and outcomes of Texas school boards, districts, and students. Study existing board training requirements for public schools and make suggestions to educate school board trustees of policies that could achieve better student outcomes, particularly within the framework set for low-performing schools in House Bill 1842 (HB1842)(84R).
9. Monitoring Charge: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Education and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following: 1) Legislation establishing state intervention procedures for public schools with academically unsuccessful ratings of at least two consecutive school years; and providing school districts the ability to be designated as a district of innovation; 2) Initiatives to build a high-quality pre-kindergarten grant program; 3) Legislation to raise standards of teacher preparation programs and establish a more consistent, high-quality accountability system; 4) Program to require the placement and use of video cameras in self-contained classrooms or other settings providing special education services to students; 5) Legislation to address training support for counselors, and advising courses for middle school students; and 6) Legislation to establish criteria for alternative measures of assessments to meet high school graduation requirements.
Committee: Joint Committee to Study Public School Finance System, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: School finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 P96sf
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [17 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct a comprehensive study of the public school finance system in this state; make recommendations.
Committee: Senate Education
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 82nd Legislature / Senate Committee on Education.
Subjects: Academic promotion and retention | At-risk youth | Charter schools | Children with disabilities | Dual credit high school programs | Dual language programs | Educational accountability | Educational technology | English as second language | English immersion instruction | Limited English speakers | Middle school students | Middle schools | School dropout statistics | School dropouts | School finance | Special education | State mandates | Teacher certification | Teacher incentive plans | Teacher quality | Teacher retention | Teacher salaries | Teacher shortages | Teacher training | Teachers | Textbooks | Virtual schools |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 Ed83
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 1,615 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the performance and accountability of the state's charter schools. Specifically, study the following:
  • Options for increasing the number of outstanding charter schools;
  • Best practices employed by high performing charter schools and make recommendations for ways to implement these strategies in other charter and public schools;
  • Feasibility of operating charter schools focused on providing high quality education for students with disabilities, such as autism;
  • Charter school initiatives in other states, specifically including incentives for public education campuses to become charter schools;
  • Options for development and funding of a charter schools facilities program.
2. Review the state's education policy and initiatives regarding middle grades. Make recommendations to ensure a comprehensive state strategy for preparing students at the middle grades for high school retention and success. This review should include an examination of school-based strategies and best practices that encourage at-risk youth to finish school and that deter delinquency, drug abuse and violence.
3. Review teacher compensation, evaluations, professional development, certification and training programs. Specifically, review the following:
  • Teacher compensation including the Minimum Salary Schedule, incentive pay, merit pay, and stipends;
  • How teacher evaluations can be effective mechanisms for increasing student achievement and improving instructional practices by including multiple measures, particularly student achievement data based on growth. Evaluate how teacher evaluations can direct district decisions on providing professional development, mentoring, intervention, and possible dismissal in response to underperforming teachers;
  • State sponsored professional development initiatives including the alignment of professional development with curriculum and real work experiences and the value of professional development for bilingual, ESL and special education teachers in increasing student achievement.
  • Need to adopt statewide standards for teacher certification and in-service training programs for regular and special education teachers at both the pre-service and in­service levels to ensure all teachers are highly qualified to teach students with disabilities.
4. Examine cost drivers in education including state requirements that impact school district budgets. Recommend opportunities for achieving cost efficiencies.
5. Study the efficacy of immersion versus dual-language instruction of English as a second language students. Make recommendations for improving programs and instituting best practices.
6. Study the effectiveness of Texas school districts' special education programs. Review the range of needs of special education students, districts' ability to provide an appropriate education for these students, and assess the effectiveness of programs currently funded for special education. Make recommendations for improvement.
7. Review dual credit courses including the cost of delivery, funding mechanisms, and possibility of a statewide dual credit system. This review should also include an examination of the rigor, quality and consistency of dual credit courses. (Joint charge with Senate Higher Education Committee)
8. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Education, 81st Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Review the implementation of legislation related to the state's accountability system including the revised dropout rate calculation, textbooks, and the virtual school network. Specifically, monitor the following:
  • HB 3, relating to public school accountability;
  • HB 2488, relating to open-source textbooks, and HB 4294, relating to textbooks and the use of technology;
  • HB 3646, relating to public school finance and programs; and
  • SB 174, relating to an accountability system for educator preparation programs.
Committee: Senate Education
Title: Interim Report - Facility Infrastructure
Subjects: Instructional Facilities Allotment Program | School buildings | School finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.80
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 2,207 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review and make recommendations that address the state's facility infrastructure needs for public schools, ensuring that funding remains stable, reliable and equitable. Examine the need for funding adjustments for factors that affect the need for facilities, such as fast growth, age and condition of facilities, adequacy of space, construction and land costs, and concentration of students requiring smaller class sizes. Assess the impact on property taxpayers of “rolling forward” the Existing Debt Allotment (EDA) each session and the change in biennial appropriations for the Instructional Facilities Allotment (IFA). (Joint Charge with Senate Finance Committee)
Committee: Senate Education
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Adult education | Autism | Career preparedness | College preparedness | Educational accountability | Limited English speakers | Literacy | Property taxes | School dropouts | School finance | Special education | Textbooks | Vocational education | Workforce |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 Ed83
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [37 pages  File size: 660 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the effectiveness of public school programs serving special education students, including autistic students. Specifically, consider whether special education services are adequately preparing students for post-secondary opportunities. The review should also include the availability and quality of the supports and services provided by adult services agencies for individuals with disabilities. Make recommendations for improving public school special education programs and the coordination of adult education services among state agencies.
2. Conduct a comprehensive review of the public school accountability system and make recommendations for improvements. The review shall include indicators in the current system, measures of district and campus performance, public expectations, individual student achievement and measures of teacher, program and financial effectiveness.
3. Review and make recommendations to improve the state's Adult Basic Education program. Emphasis should be placed on ways to advance literacy in Texas in order to promote economic and individual development. The review should also include a study of the coordination of adult education services among state agencies and the availability and accessibility of state and federal funding.
4. Review and make recommendations regarding best practices for programs targeted to improve the academic success of limited English-proficient students.
5. Review the access and quality of career and technical education programs in the state and make recommendations to improve these programs to address the economic and workforce needs of this state.
6. Make recommendations for controlling the costs of textbooks from kindergarten through higher education, and monitor the implementation of HB 188, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to instructional materials.
7. Review current property tax rates at school districts. Explore what mechanisms may exist to prevent any future constitutional funding challenges. Review any funding issues that are particular to certain types of school districts, such as fast growth districts. (Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
8. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Education Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the implementation of HB 2237, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to grants and programs for dropout prevention, high school success and college and workforce readiness in public schools. Include a review of the revised methodology the Texas Education Agency uses to calculate the dropout rate. Report on the implementation of education reforms in HB 1, 79th Legislature, 3rd Called Session. The review should include: the implementation of the high school allotment, the development of the best practices clearinghouse and the electronic student records system, the alignment of curriculum to attain college readiness, student improvement/growth models and access to college credit in high school. The committee should also study and make recommendations on how to continue strengthening the P-16 Initiative to promote college attendance in this state.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - General Government
Library Catalog Title: Interim report
Subjects: Existing Debt Allotment | Fiscal management | Health care costs | Hospital districts | Hospitals | Instructional Facilities Allotment Program | Privatization | School buildings | School districts | School finance | State land | Texas Lottery |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 F49g
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 8,320 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the effectiveness of cash management strategies of the state. Review the quarterly amount of cash on hand and its use and potential to generate excess returns. Include an assessment of cash flow problems that exist in school districts and request that the Comptroller of Public Accounts report on the additional short-term borrowing needed and the potential impact on bond ratings if legislation is not passed which allows for the "smoothing" of state payments to school districts.
2. Explore the policy implications of allowing school districts, or other public agencies, to participate in a permissive pooled collateral program which provides for the centralization of collateral in a pool which will be tracked and verified to meet state requirements.
3. Compile a list of significant state assets and infrastructure, including but not limited to the state lottery and state real property, and determine if each asset is being used to the highest and best use possible in the interest of taxpayers of Texas. Where appropriate, provide analysis of alternative uses of underperforming assets, potential cost savings or revenue gains and the legislative actions that would be needed to make the changes that are in the best interest of taxpayers.
4. Study the funding of county public hospitals and the role neighboring counties without a county hospital should play.
5. Review and evaluate appropriate state regulation of a private operator of the state lottery should the state receive bids for a lease of the lottery that merit strong consideration. Provide recommendations for ensuring the security and integrity of the lottery and for adequate consumer protections. (Joint charge with Senate State Affairs Committee)
6. Review and make recommendations that address the state's facility infrastructure needs for public schools, ensuring that funding remains stable, reliable and equitable. Examine the need for funding adjustments for factors that affect the need for facilities, such as fast growth, age and condition of facilities, adequacy of space, construction and land costs, and concentration of students requiring smaller class sizes. Assess the impact on property taxpayers of “rolling forward” the Existing Debt Allotment (EDA) each session and the change in biennial appropriations for the Instructional Facilities Allotment (IFA). (Joint Charge with Senate Education Committee)
Committee: Senate Finance Subcommittee on Property Appraisal and Revenue Caps
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report
Subjects: Appraisal districts | School budgets | School finance | Tax and expenditure limits | Tax appraisals | Tax rollback elections | Texas Economic Development Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 F49pa
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [46 pages  File size: 3,312 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the property tax appraisal system, including the following:
  • the duties and responsibilities of chief appraisers and appraisal districts;
  • any abuses that occur in the appraisal process;
  • the process of appointing the members of boards of directors of appraisal districts;
  • the impact of adding members to the boards of directors of appraisal districts who are not appointed by the taxing jurisdictions of the district and methods for appointing these additional directors;
  • the usefulness of information provided in a notice of appraised value;
  • the impact of HB 1010, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to appraisal districts crossing county lines;
  • any benefit from requiring more uniformity in appraisal standards used by appraisal districts;
  • any revisions to the property valuation appeal system that could reduce the cost of dispute resolution;
  • the likelihood of, and any associated benefit from, increased compliance with the existing business personal property rendition law if chief appraisers are given limited audit authority.
2. Study the benefits and limitations of property tax appraisal caps compared to a limit on revenue a local jurisdiction can receive without the approval of the voters in the locality. Consider alternative sources of funding to replace property tax revenues.
3. Study the cost and benefit to the state of projects approved by school districts limiting the value of business investment under the Texas Economic Development Act (Ch 313, Tax Code), and the funding impact on public schools.
4. Review the practice of school districts approving budgets contingent on the passage of a rate-rollback election.
Committee: Senate Education
Title: Interim Report - Joint Charges with Committee on Finance
Library Catalog Title: Joint report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: School finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 Ed83f
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [14 pages  File size: 1,025 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review and make recommendations that address the state's facility infrastructure needs for public schools, including ineffective models for state funding as well as efficient methods to ensure responsible use of public tax dollars. Joint Charge with Senate Finance Committee.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - Joint Charges with Committee on Education
Library Catalog Title: Joint report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: School finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 Ed83f
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [14 pages  File size: 1,025 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review and make recommendations that address the state's facility infrastructure needs for public schools, including ineffective models for state funding as well as efficient methods to ensure responsible use of public tax dollars. Joint Charge with Senate Education Committee.
Committee: House Public Education
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 79th Legislature
Subjects: High school graduation rates | Lobbyists | Military families | School dropouts | School finance | School year | Special education | Teacher certification | Teachers | Textbooks | University Interscholastic League |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 Ed84h
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [61 pages  File size: 383 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the textbook adoption and distribution system. Investigate alternative methods of delivering educational resources using technology.
2. Evaluate the extent to which public school tax dollars are used directly or indirectly to promote or oppose legislation.
3. Perform a comprehensive analysis of state law with respect to educator contracts and certification. Make recommendations for changes which would improve student performance.
4. Examine and assess the effectiveness and efficiency of statewide educational initiatives, including programs to reduce dropout and increase graduation rates.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Examine the impact on students, schools and local economies from changes to the school start date.
8. 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.
9. 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.
Committee: Joint Public School Finance, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance: Report to the Legislature, March 2004
Subjects: Education reform | School finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 P96SF
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [52 pages  File size: 65,535 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall conduct a study of issues affecting the duty of the legislature to establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools. The study shall include: (1) a review of the state's revenue system as it related to the legislature's ability to provide for a constitutional school finance system; (2) an assessment of funding options that will sustain Texas schools for the long term and that will substantially increase the state's share of public school funding; (3) a determination of appropriate funding levels to enable high academic performance; (4) an analysis of legitimate student and school district cost differences; (5) a review of the appropriate role of the state in the provision of school facilities; (6) an examination of strategies and practices that contribute to high academic performance in schools; and (7) a review of possible incentives for improved student performance and cost-effective operation.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Public School Finance, Select
Title: The Texas Public School Finance System: An Historical Summary of Legal Challenges and Constitutional Standards, Office of the Attorney General, September 10, 2003
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.78 P965FM 2003:SEPT 10
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [9 pages]
Committee: Joint Public School Finance, Select
Title: Key Findings: School Outcomes and School Costs: The Cost Function Approach, Timothy Gronberg, Dennis W. Jansen, Lori L. Taylor, and Kevin Booker, Texas A&M University; and Adjusting for Geographic Variations in Teacher Compensation: Updating the Texas Cost-of-Education Index, Lori L. Taylor, Texas A&M University
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.78 P96SFM
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [84 pages  File size: 3,114 kb]
Committee: Joint Public School Finance, Select
Title: Measuring Educational Adequacy in Public Schools, Bruce D. Baker, University of Kansas; Lori L. Taylor and Arnold Vedlitz, Texas A&M University
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.78 P96SFM
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [52 pages  File size: 2,841 kb]
Committee: Joint Public School Finance, Select
Title: Report to the Texas Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance, Koret Task Force on K-12 Education, February 2004
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.78 P96SFM
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [72 pages  File size: 1,610 kb]
Committee: Joint Public School Finance, Select
Title: Interim Report - Appendix B-18 - Kansas School Finance
Library Catalog Title: Kansas School Finance and the Cost of a Suitable Education.
Subjects: Robin Hood | School finance | Tax system |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 p96sf app. B18
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [99 pages  File size: 4,240 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a comprehensive review of the public school finance system in Texas, including: the system's structure, being sure to address issues of facilities, transportation and similar issues; the method of funding for public schools in the state; and factors that determine how to pay for education( e.g., personnel costs vs. student attendance, course completion, classroom vs. distance learning).
2. Consideration of all equity issues affecting school districts and the school finance system.
3. Examine fully the revenue resources for funding public schools, including a review of the state's tax system as it relates to public school finance.
Committee: Joint Public School Finance, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 78th Legislature / Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance.
Subjects: Robin Hood | School finance | Tax system |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 p96sf
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [234 pages  File size: 1,967 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a comprehensive review of the public school finance system in Texas, including: the system's structure, being sure to address issues of facilities, transportation and similar issues; the method of funding for public schools in the state; and factors that determine how to pay for education( e.g., personnel costs vs. student attendance, course completion, classroom vs. distance learning).
2. Consideration of all equity issues affecting school districts and the school finance system.
3. Examine fully the revenue resources for funding public schools, including a review of the state's tax system as it relates to public school finance.
Committee: Senate Education
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 77th Legislature / Senate Committee on Education.
Subjects: College preparedness | Early childhood education | Education | Higher education | Math education | School dropouts | School finance | Teacher certification | Teacher salaries | Teacher shortages | Teachers |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 ed83
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [92 pages  File size: 5,055 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the involvement of institutions of higher education in the state's public K-12 schools related to: (1) preparing students for college, and (2) creating greater access to college. The Committee shall identify successful practices and the necessary legislative role (if any) in expanding or enhancing such partnerships.
2. Study the issues of teacher shortages and teacher utilization, including: projected public school student enrollment growth; recruitment strategies and resources for the production of teachers by universities or other providers; university-based and other teacher preparation program production levels; the impact of alternative teacher certification programs; the sufficiency of preparation of beginning teachers, particularly as it relates to growth in at-risk student populations; the benefits of creating additional state-funded teacher stipend programs in the areas of math and science; and strategies for attraction and retention of teachers, including the impact of competitive salaries and benefits, performance pay, and master teacher and critical shortage area incentives.
3. Study issues related to the state's current method for reporting public school dropouts and the accuracy of the information provided by these methods. The Committee shall identify possible criteria to be considered by state and local agencies in ensuring the accuracy of such data.
4. Monitor the implementation of the following bills enacted during the 76h Legislature, Regular Session: SB 4, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to appropriations regarding public school finance, property tax relief, and public education; SB 103, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to state assessments of public school students; SB 104, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to keeping school campuses open after school hours for recreational purposes, latchkey programs, and tutoring; SB 875, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the financial accountability of school districts; SB 955, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to pre-reading instruction for certain children; HB 2075, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the public notice required to be provided by a school district before adopting a proposed budget and tax rate; and HB 2307, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to assistance to certain low-performing public school districts. Particular attention should be paid to SB 4, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, with emphasis on evaluating the legislation's impact on changes in teacher compensation and benefits; the effect on fast growth school districts; the overall impact on school finance system equity; the effect of the instructional facilities allotment and Tier 3; the initial implementation of provisions related to ending the practice of social promotion; and the enhancement of pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and ninth grade programs.
Committee: Senate Funding Issues in Education, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: College preparatory curriculum | College preparedness | Educational technology | Foundation School Program | Higher Education Assistance Fund | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | Recommended High School Program | Scholarships | School finance | Student aid | Textbooks | University budgets | University enrollment | University finance | University graduates | University graduation rates |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f962
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 2,414 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current status of student financial assistance and tuition exemption/waiver programs. Identify possible criteria to be considered by the Legislature in evaluating such proposals and to establish priorities for these programs in the future.
2. Review the appropriateness of current allotments, weights, and set-asides under the Foundation School Program to fund school districts.
3. Study the management, investment, and distribution of funds dedicated to public and higher education, including the Permanent School Fund, Available School Fund, Permanent University Fund, Available University Fund, and Higher Education Fund. The Committee should review the purpose of these funds and the ability of these funds to continue to meet the needs of the state.
4. Study the factors affecting undergraduate enrollment and graduation rates at public colleges and universities in Texas, and make recommendations for any necessary legislative action. The Committee should consider the costs of higher education and the availability of financial assistance to students; collaborative efforts between higher education and public education systems; and student recruitment and retention efforts. The Committee should also consider methods to effectively measure institutions' performance in meeting enrollment and graduation goals set by the Legislature.
5. Evaluate and, if needed, make recommendations to determine need and allocation of funds for higher education budget special items, medical schools and Texas A&M Service agencies.
6. Study the costs of textbooks for public schools and, if necessary, make recommendations to improve the purchasing process to ensure that Texas schools are receiving the best price possible. In its work, the Committee should examine the use of computers and other technological resources as alternative teaching aids to textbooks and consider whether these alternative resources are more economical and efficient in enhancing the learning capacities of children
Committee: House Revenue and Public Education Funding, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, the Texas tax system today : a legislative overview and current options for change.
Subjects: Ad valorem taxes | Economic development | Franchise taxes | Property taxes | School finance | State taxes | Tax appraisals | Tax incentives | Tax increment reinvestment zones | Tax system |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 r322
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [69 pages  File size: 3,621 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Continue the committee's comprehensive study of the methods and formulas by which public schools are funded, with the goal of averting a constitutional crisis.
2. Review the laws, rules, and practices that govern the appraisal of property for purposes of ad valorem taxation, including the appraisal reform legislation enacted by the 75th legislature.
3. Study the relative burden of all state and local taxes on major sectors of the state's economy. Evaluate the effect of the tax burden on the competitiveness of each sector.
4. Review all issues related to economic development incentives that may reduce school property taxes. The review should include tax abatements, tax increment financing and 4B development corporations.
5. Review the state's laws, rules and practices for apportioning receipts from intangible assets under the state franchise tax. The review should include an examination of the current location-of-payor rule, as well as alternatives and their effects on tax equity, business expansion and job creation, and opportunities for tax avoidance.
6. Continue the committee's comprehensive review of exceptions and exemptions under the various tax laws of the state.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Revenue and Public Education Funding, Select
Title: Interim Report - The Texas State Sales Tax
Library Catalog Title: The Texas state sales tax : an interim report
Library Call Number: L1836.75 R322s
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View document [83 pages  File size: 6,427 kb]
Committee: Senate Education
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Education Committee final report to the 75th Legislature.
Subjects: College preparedness | Elementary education | High technology | Higher education | Higher education affordability | Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas | Job training programs | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | Legislative Budget Board, Texas | Medical education | School districts | School finance | Secondary education | Student aid | Tuition | University administrators | University enrollment | University faculty salaries | University research | Vocational education | Workforce Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 ed83
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [57 pages  File size: 2,198 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the role of the Texas Legislature, Texas Higher Eduation Coordinating Board, and the university systems in making changes in the governance structure of universities and implementing academic/research programs.
2. Monitor the implementation of SB 1, 74th Legislature, Regular Session with emphasis on the relationship established between the education and juvenile justice communities; the change in relationship between the state and independent school districts; the implementation of home-rule districts, and campus and program charter provisions; and the LBB studies on school funding special allotments and program weights.
3. Review the affordability of higher education in Texas in light of potential cutbacks in Federal student financial assistance, increases in tuition and student services fees, and recent state-funded student assistance measures.
4. Study higher education financial issues related to the projected increases in enrollment; faculty and administrator salaries; and support for research into emerging technologies and for medical schools.
5. Review educational services and training provided to non-college bound students, and make recommendations on the appropriate educational institutions to ensure that these students acquire employment skills.
6. Study the appropriate role of and relationships between the levels of education in Texas. Such relationships include elementary/secondary education and higher education, and two year and four-year institutions.
Committee: House Public Education
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Public Education, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Education | Education Agency, Texas | Educational accountability | School districts | School finance | State Auditor's Office, Texas | Statutory revision | Teacher salaries |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 ed83h
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [71 pages  File size: 2,933 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor implementation and effects of the recodification of the Education Code by the 74th Legislature.
2. Study the possibility of providing incentive pay to teachers in inner-city and low-performing districts.
3. Review the accuracy of the key accountability and reporting systems used by state leaders to assess and assure school performance.
4. Assess the extent to which authority for key decisions is devolving to the local level and the extent to which local policy-makers are exercising options to innovate.
5. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate School Facilities, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Senate Interim Committee on School Facilities.
Subjects: Foundation School Program | School buildings | School finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 sc64
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [46 pages  File size: 1,499 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations regarding the state's participation in the funding of public school facilities to address the equity issue of school finance.
2. Study the current method of funding public schools to determine the best method of allocating state resources and assistance for educational facilities.
3. Study and make recommendations regarding the distribution and source of any state funding for school facilities.
4. Study and make recommendations regarding the appropriate organizational structure for administration of facilities funding.
5. Study and make recommendations regarding the I&S tax rates and any limits on past and future bonded indebtedness for the state's participation.
6. Review and evaluate methods for determining the needs of school districts for facilities funding.
7. Study and make recommendations regarding any additional or other changes that the Committee determines should be made to the Texas Constitution and statutory law that would provide an equitable system for funding public school facilities.
Committee: Senate Education, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: The final report of the Senate Interim Education Committee, 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: Education Agency, Texas | School finance | School year | Tax system | Year-round schooling |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 ed83s
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 2,083 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The Committee shall examine the reorganization of the Texas Education Agency.
2. The Committee shall monitor the implementation of legislation concerning school finance.
3. The Committee shall study and monitor the progress and impact of recent and pending court cases on public education.
4. The Committee shall examine the types of schedules in use in other states and in Texas districts utilizing a year-round schedule to determine the benefits to students, parents and teachers in those districts because of non-traditional scheduling. The Committee shall study the feasibility of year-round educational programs for students as a means of promoting educational advancement and retention in the public school system.
5. The Committee shall study and monitor the use of appropriated funds, including the technology allotment and vocational and compensatory education funds.
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations / Select Committee on Public Education.
Subjects: Education | Education reform | Educational accountability | School finance | Teacher quality |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ed84r
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [49 pages  File size: 1,397 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study issues and continuing concerns relating to public education in Texas, particularly school finance and each of its components - personnel support, operating costs, transportation, equalization, minimum aid and the categorical-aid programs - as well as the source of funding and structure of the system.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Mimimum pay for teacher career ladder levels
Library Catalog Title: Minimum pay for teacher career ladder levels : status report / presented to the Subcommittee on the Teaching Profession, Select Committee on Public Education.
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ed84wtm
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Report: teacher career ladder installation
Library Catalog Title: Report : teacher career ladder installation / presented to the Subcommittee on the Teaching Profession, Select Committee on Public Education.
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ed84wtr
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: The process to develop a career ladder
Library Catalog Title: The process to develop a career ladder-based pay-for-performance pay program for teachers : status report / presented to the Subcommittee on the Teaching Profession, Select Committee on Public Education.
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ed84wtr 2/84
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: HCR 275
Library Call Number: HCR 275
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View document [4 pages  File size: 236 kb]
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Committee documentation: committee overview and appointments, subcommittee appointments and scope of work (Finance, Educating the Child, Public Relations, Teaching Profession, Organization and Management, Legislative Action)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ED84R 68
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View document [18 pages]
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Presentation by the Houston Independent School District (including educational systems in Japan and Soviet Union, reports to National Commission on Education, Houston Plan for Educational Excellence, Challenge and the Chance Governor's Commission 1968)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ED84R 68
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View document [714 pages]
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Notices of public hearing, formal meeting, and work session
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 ED84R 68
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View document [28 pages]
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Interim Report - Education Code
Library Catalog Title: Recodification of the education code : report and recommendations / submitted to the Sixty-eighth Legislature [by] Select Committee on Public Education.
Subjects: Bilingual education | Curriculum | Education | School finance | Statutory revision | Teacher quality | Teachers |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ed84 6
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [122 pages  File size: 6,362 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the Texas Education code relative to the need for recodification. Determine if a proposed revision should be substantive or nonsubstantive, what the timetable should be and the appropriate structure for the project. *
2. Study the issues and concerns relating to public education in Texas, including curriculum reform, bilingual education, requirements relating to teacher competency, and alternative methods of financing.
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Interim Report - Construction, Repair and Debt
Library Catalog Title: Construction, rehabilitation and repair, and capital debt financing : report and recommendations / submitted to the Sixty-Eighth Legislature [by] Select Committee on Public Education.
Subjects: Bilingual education | Curriculum | Education | School budgets | School buildings | School finance | Teacher quality | Teachers |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ed84 4
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 2,816 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the financial implications involved in the construction and renovation of public school facilities. Make recommendations on alternative approaches to financing which would help school districts minimize interest rates and construction costs. Consider whether using the Permanent School fund to guarantee school bonds is a feasible method of assisting school districts in the capital debt situation. *
2. Study the issues and concerns relating to public education in Texas, including curriculum reform, bilingual education, requirements relating to teacher competency, and alternative methods of financing.
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Interim Report - Legislative Implementation and Finance Formulas
Library Catalog Title: Legislative implementation and finance formulas : report and recommendations / Select Committee on Public Education.
Subjects: Bilingual education | Curriculum | Education | Education reform | School finance | Teacher quality | Teachers |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ed84 5
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [77 pages  File size: 4,051 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the history of Texas educational system prior to the 67th session, and evaluate the changes made by the 67th session, particularly legislation relating to: entry and exit competency tests for teachers, bilingual education, statewide curriculum reforms, summer school pilot programs, vocational education, school-community guidance centers and school finance. *
2. Study the issues and concerns relating to public education in Texas, including curriculum reform, bilingual education, requirements relating to teacher competency, and alternative methods of financing.
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Interim Report - Alternative Instruction
Library Catalog Title: Alternative instructional arrangements : report and recommendations / Select Committee on Public Education.
Subjects: Alternative schools | Bilingual education | Curriculum | Education | Gifted and talented programs | High school graduation requirements | Magnet schools | School finance | Teacher quality | Teachers |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ed84 2
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [53 pages  File size: 2,625 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine alternative education programs, magnet schools, and the merit of the twelfth grade in high school. Make recommendations on high school graduation requirements. *
2. Study the issues and concerns relating to public education in Texas, including curriculum reform, bilingual education, requirements relating to teacher competency, and alternative methods of financing.
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Interim Report - Executive Summary and Recommendations
Library Catalog Title: Executive summary and report of the Edit and Review Committee: report and recommendations. / Select Committee on Public Education.
Subjects: Alternative schools | Bilingual education | Curriculum | Education | Educational technology | Gifted and talented programs | High school graduation requirements | Magnet schools | School budgets | School buildings | School finance | Teacher quality | Teachers | Technology education |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ed84 1
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 1,498 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine alternative education programs, magnet schools, and the merit of the twelfth grade in high school. Make recommendations on high school graduation requirements. *
2. Study the various methodologies of instruction used in public schools relative to modern and anticipated technological advances. *
3. Study the financial implications involved in the construction and renovation of public school facilities. Make recommendations on alternative approaches to financing which would help school districts minimize interest rates and construction costs. Consider whether using the Permanent School fund to guarantee school bonds is a feasible method of assisting school districts in the capital debt situation. *
4. Study the issues and concerns relating to public education in Texas, including curriculum reform, bilingual education, requirements relating to teacher competency, and alternative methods of financing.
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Interim Report - Technology
Library Catalog Title: Changing technology in instruction : report and recommendations / submitted to the Sixty-Eighth Legislature [by] Select Committee on Public Education.
Subjects: Bilingual education | Curriculum | Education | Educational technology | School finance | Teacher quality | Teachers | Technology education |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ed84 3
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [61 pages  File size: 3,337 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the various methodologies of instruction used in public schools relative to modern and anticipated technological advances. *
2. Study the issues and concerns relating to public education in Texas, including curriculum reform, bilingual education, requirements relating to teacher competency, and alternative methods of financing.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: SCR 22, 1st C.S.
Library Call Number: SCR 22, 1st C.S.
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [4 pages  File size: 889 kb]
Committee: House Public Education
Title: Cost and Student Data Based on G.O.E.R. Property Values
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 ED83H 65
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [549 pages]
Committee: Joint Public School Finance, Legislative Commission
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Legislative Commission on Public School Finance.
Subjects: School finance |
Library Call Number: L1375.3 r299 1978
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [31 pages  File size: 918 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Explore and develop a revised method for financing state programs of public school education. Consideration shall be given to varying factors of wealth, inclusive of a taxpayer's "ability to pay," and the pronounced diversity of monetary holdings and investments that exist throughout the state.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Public School Finance, Legislative Commission
Title: Report of proceedings
Library Catalog Title: Report of proceedings.
Library Call Number: L1375.2 p941
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Joint Public School Finance, Legislative Commission
Title: School site interview
Library Catalog Title: School site interview / Legislative Commission on Public School Finance.
Library Call Number: L1375.8 h816m
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Joint Public School Finance, Legislative Commission
Title: HB 1126 and SB 1 : What They Bought
Library Catalog Title: HB 1126 and SB 1 : what they bought : report to Texas Legislative Commission on Public School Finance / prepared by the Legislators' Education Action Project, National Conference of State Legislatures.
Library Call Number: L1375.8 h816
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Joint Public School Finance, Legislative Commission
Title: An analysis of the impact of changes in the funding of elementary/secondary education in Texas : 1974/75 to 1977/78
Library Catalog Title: An analysis of the impact of changes in the funding of elementary/secondary education in Texas : 1974/75 to 1977/78 / John Augenblick and Kathleen Adams with the assistance of Lora Lee Rice.
Library Call Number: L1375.8 an13
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Senate Replacement of Ad Valorem Taxes
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Senate study to replace ad valorem taxes : final report.
Subjects: Business taxes | Federal income taxes | Property taxes | School finance | Tax system |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 ad1
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [217 pages  File size: 8,284 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the possible replacement of local ad valorem property taxes for the support of public schools with a tax on the products of petroleum refineries and a corporate profits tax or with some other desirable from of taxation.
Committee: House Alternatives to Public School Financing, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature : report / of the Special House Committee on Alternatives to Public School Financing, Texas House of Representatives, 64th Legislature.
Subjects: Educational equity | Property taxes | School finance | Tax system |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 al79
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [30 pages  File size: 889 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the impact of HB 1126, 64th Legislature, Regular Session, on property taxpayers, and determine if there are better methods of financing local districts' share of educational costs, and alternatives to real property valuation as a method of distributing state funds to school districts.
Committee: House Education
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A time for change towards quality and equality : report of the House Education Committee.
Subjects: Educational accountability | Educational adequacy | School finance | Tax administration |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 ed832
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [40 pages  File size: 3,906 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Prepare, polish and refine HB 946, 63rd Legislature, Regular Session, and have it ready for legislative action no later than September 15, 1973.
2. Study the current school finance system in Texas. Evaluate school district organization, student performance, personnel policies, revenues, expenditures, salary levels and enrichment. *
3. Develop a method of measuring the wealth of school districts and evaluate tax assessment practices. *
4. Develop recommendations for disbursement of funds, considering such questions as the proper student-teacher ratios, what supportive staff should be provided, the level of operation and maintenance costs necessary to maintain a proper educational atmosphere, the type and amount of transportation funds that should be provided, whether local leeway should be included, and the level of compensatory education. Establish methods for measuring the quality of education. *
Committee: House Education Subcommittee on Foundations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The report of the Subcommittee on Foundations.
Subjects: School finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 f825
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 209 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Research the feasibility of financial assistance to educational institutions from philanthropic organizations. *
Committee: House Reorganization and Modernization of Public Education (Committee of 24) Subcommittee on Public School Finance, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report : a time for decision / by the House Interim Subcommittee on Public School Finance in Texas.
Subjects: School finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 ed833a
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [41 pages  File size: 1,321 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Compile and overall picture of the status of the various school finance recommendations currently available. *
2. Look into the issue of emergency funding for the 1974-1975 school year for public schools in Texas. *
Committee: House Reorganization and Modernization of Public Education (Committee of 24), Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report / the House Interim Study Committee on the Reorganization and Modernization of Public Education.
Subjects: Education | Education reform | Educational equity | School finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 ed833r
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [109 pages  File size: 5,600 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct an interim study directed toward a complete reorganization and modernization of state agencies which administer public education in Texas. Study in detail the systems of supervising and funding public education in other states and in certain foreign countries, as well as the system in Texas, in arriving at recommendations for modernization.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Reorganization and Modernization of Public Education (Committee of 24), Interim
Title: Draft Report
Library Catalog Title: Draft Report
Library Call Number: L1836.63 Ed833d
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [138 pages]
Committee: House Reorganization and Modernization of Public Education (Committee of 24), Interim
Title: Letter from Speaker Daniel appointing House committee members
Library Call Number: L1836.63 ED833R
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [0 pages]
Committee: House Reorganization and Modernization of Public Education (Committee of 24), Interim
Title: List of Public Members
Library Call Number: L1836.63 ED833R
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [0 pages]
Committee: Senate Public School Finance, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Joint Senate Interim Committee to Study Public School Finance.
Subjects: Job training programs | Sales taxes | School finance | Vocational education |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 p96 1972r
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [135 pages  File size: 4,346 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The committee shall consider (1) the relationship of urban school districts to the present method of financing the Foundation School Program; (2) problems involved in financing at the local level; (3) development of special credit to reflect the degree of difficulty involved in the education in the central city, to replace the Maximum Tax Credit under the Foundation Program; (4) experimental education programs designed to improve education of minority children in urban areas; (5) problems such as racial balance, transportation, and other social issues which affect education in major cities; and (6) any other matter related to the problems of education in an urban environment. *
2. The committee shall review the overall problems of occupational education, including (1) the effectiveness of the State Advisory Council for Technical-Vocational Education in accomplishing its duties as set forth in SB 261, 61st Legislature, Regular session; (2) the funding of occupational education programs; (3) the need for the state to coordinate all programs that relate to the training of manpower; (4) the need to revise occupational education curriculum; (5) problems in teacher training and counseling; and (6) a review of state licensing and examining boards. *
3. Study all aspects of the sales tax now imposed on the citizens of Texas.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Public School Finance, Interim
Title: Transcript, January 6, 1972
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.62 P96
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View document [40 pages  File size: 1,995 kb]
Committee: Senate Public School Finance, Interim
Title: Transcript, April 17, 1972, Dallas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.62 P96 4/17/72
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View document [23 pages  File size: 1,067 kb]
Committee: Senate Public School Finance, Interim
Title: Progress report to the Senate Interim Committee to Study Public School Finance on status of project
Library Catalog Title: [Progress report to the Senate Interim Committee to Study Public School Finance on status of project] / Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.
Library Call Number: L1836.62 p96 1972p
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Committee: Senate Public School Finance, Interim
Title: School finance questionnaire results
Library Catalog Title: School finance questionnaire results / Texas Senate Committee to Study School Finance.
Library Call Number: L1836.62 p96 1972s
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Committee: Senate Public School Finance, Interim
Title: Suggested revenue plan
Library Catalog Title: Report
Library Call Number: L1836.62 P96 1973SR
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View document [8 pages]
Committee: House Saving Taxes
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the House of Representatives of the 58th Legislature of Texas.
Subjects: License plates | School district consolidation | School finance | State government | Teacher salaries |
Library Call Number: L1836.57 SA94
Session: 57th R.S. (1961)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 1,329 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. This committee shall have the duty of determining any and all ways and means of reducing costs and eliminating waste and extravagances in Texas State Government operations, and determining plans of operation for the various State Departments, agencies, and institutions whereby state services may be most economically and efficiently rendered to the people of this State; and reporting on these and other matters relative to reducing expenses of State Government to the House of Representatives before the convening of the next Regular Session of the Legislature.
Committee: Joint Public School System (Hale-Aikin Committee of Twenty-Four)
Title: Interim Report - Citizens of Texas recommend a public school program to meet the needs of their children.
Library Catalog Title: Citizens of Texas recommend a public school program to meet the needs of their children.
Subjects: Curriculum | School finance | Teacher shortages |
Library Call Number: L1836.55 H13c
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
Online version: View report [49 pages  File size: 3,328 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Survey the needs of the public school system as related to curriculum, teacher supply, classroom facilities and other related areas including adequate financing of the public school program.
Committee: Joint Public School System (Hale-Aikin Committee of Twenty-Four)
Title: Interim Report - Proposals to improve public education in Texas.
Library Catalog Title: Proposals to improve public education in Texas.
Subjects: Curriculum | School finance | Teacher shortages |
Library Call Number: L1836.55 H13p
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
Online version: View report [47 pages  File size: 1,429 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Survey the needs of the public school system as related to curriculum, teacher supply, classroom facilities and other related areas including adequate financing of the public school program.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Public School System (Hale-Aikin Committee of Twenty-Four)
Title: Interim Report - Guide for the study of Texas public schools.
Library Catalog Title: Guide for the study of Texas public schools.
Library Call Number: L1836.55 H13g
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
Committee: Joint Public School System (Hale-Aikin Committee of Twenty-Four)
Title: Interim Report - Tentative draft
Library Catalog Title: Tentative draft of the final report.
Library Call Number: L1836.55 H13rt
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report of the Gilmer-Aikin Committee : report of Joint Committee, known as Gilmer-Aikin Committee, pursuant to House concurrent resolution no. 48 as adopted by the regular session of the 50th Legislature
Subjects: Education reform | Educational adequacy | Educational equity | School attendance | School district consolidation | School districts | School finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.50 G421
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 2,181 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study unequal educational opportunities and all other questions relating to improvement of the public school system of Texas, and particularly with a view to effecting school district reorganization; obtaining uniform and adequate local support in the financing of an adequate, improved, and uniform school program for Texas; that necessary and suitable steps be taken to obtain the desired attendance in the schools by the children of Texas, and at least to an extent comparable with other states; that the School Laws of Texas be revised and codified; that the methods, systems, and policies of the other States of the United States, upon like subjects, be studied and recommended, where deemed applicable to Texas; and that unnecessary division and differences among school organizations, interests, and groups be ascertained and determined to the end that the best educational advantages may be obtained for the greatest number as promptly and possible.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Report - A memorandum regarding state management of education in Texas
Library Catalog Title: A memorandum regarding state management of education in Texas
Library Call Number: L1836.50 G421SM
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Report - Digest of state arrangements for the state management of education
Library Catalog Title: Digest of state arrangements for the state management of education : based on reports in State boards of education and chief state school officers / by W.S. Deffenbaugh and Ward W. Keesecker ; compiled at the request of the Subcommittee on State Organizat
Library Call Number: L1836.50 G421D
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Report - Financing public education in Texas : a proposed plan
Library Catalog Title: Financing public education in Texas : a proposed plan
Library Call Number: L1836.50 G421F
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Report - Let's look at our local schools in Texas
Library Catalog Title: Let's look at our local schools in Texas : guides for county committees in the study of their local school systems
Library Call Number: L1836.50 G421L
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Report - Must! or which way, G-A?
Library Catalog Title: Must! or which way, G-A?
Library Call Number: L1836.50 G421H
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Report - Present status of education in Texas
Library Catalog Title: Present status of education in Texas : organization, administration, and support : a brief report
Library Call Number: L1836.50 G421P
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Report - Summaries and excerpts dealing with the state's responsibility for public schools
Library Catalog Title: [Summaries and excerpts from books, reports, and articles dealing with the state's responsibility for public school curricula and textbooks].
Library Call Number: L1836.50 G421SB
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Report - The Fourth R, responsibility of the states in education
Library Catalog Title: The Fourth R, responsibility of the states in education : an examination of the organization of state departments of education
Library Call Number: L1836.50 G421R
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Report - The Gilmer-Aikin Committee for the Study of Education Authorization, Organization, and Plan for Citizenship Participation.
Library Catalog Title: The Gilmer-Aikin Committee for the Study of Education Authorization, Organization, and Plan for Citizenship Participation.
Library Call Number: L1836.50 G421B
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Report - The Gilmer-Aikin mystery : whose business is it anyhow?
Library Catalog Title: The Gilmer-Aikin mystery : whose business is it anyhow?
Library Call Number: L1836.50 G421G
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Report - To have what we must
Library Catalog Title: To have what we must-- : a digest of proposals to improve public education in Texas
Library Call Number: L1836.50 G421T
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View document [46 pages]
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Report - What can statewide citizenship organizations do?
Library Catalog Title: What can statewide citizenship organizations do?
Library Call Number: L1836.50 G421W
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Committee: Joint Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special
Title: Report- Citizenship at work : a plan for use by statewide citizenship organizations in participating in the study of education in Texas
Library Catalog Title: Citizenship at work : a plan for use by statewide citizenship organizations in participating in the study of education in Texas / by the Gilmer-Aikin Committee for the Study of Education in Texas.
Library Call Number: L1836.50 B421C
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Committee: House Education
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of investigation.
Subjects: Maps | School district purchasing | School finance | Textbooks |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 42nd Leg., 1st C.S., 366 (1931)
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [13 pages  File size: 488 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Establish the true facts concerning the manufacturing cost, the contract price, distribution cost, selling cost, and all true facts concerning the use, the purchase, and the order to purchase the "Hope of a Nation" set of maps and charts.
2. Make proper recommendations to the Legislature so that the Legislature may take such action as it deems necessary and proper.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Education
Title: H.S.R. on investigation of prices of "Hope of a Nation" series of charts and preliminary testimony and exhibits, 1931
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 ED83 42H
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View document [30 pages  File size: 12,901 kb]
Committee: Joint Deficiency in Public School Fund and Delay in Payments of Interest on Land Notes
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: School finance | State land |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 20th Leg., R.S. 544 (1887)
Session: 20th R.S. (1887)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 103 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Ascertain how much and what of the interest on demands growing out of the sale of public free school lands under the acts of the Legislature of 1879 and 1881 is unpaid.
Committee: House Education
Title: Investigation of the propriety of establishing free schools for the free people of Texas
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: African Americans | School finance |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 11th Leg., R.S. 783 (1866)
Session: 11th R.S. (1866)
Online version: View report [2 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inquire into the propriety of establishing a system of free schools among the freed people of our State

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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