SB 1406

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

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Dan Patrick

Bill Caption

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is expected to incur some costs related to implementing the provisions of the bill, but these costs are not estimated to be significant. No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 1406 would require a regional education service center that operates a curriculum management system and produces academic lessons to go through the review and adoption process as prescribed in the Texas Education Code Section 31.022.

Analysis: SB 1406 would provide more transparency regarding public school lesson plans. The State Board of Education (SBOE) has an obligation to ensure that lesson plans adhere to the state's statutory requirements. This legislation would require regional education service centers to go through the same review process that all curriculum has to receive. We support SB 1406.