84(R) - 2015
Relating to abolishing certain county boards of education, boards of county school trustees, and offices of county school superintendent.
No significant fiscal implication to the State.
analysis assumes the HCDE would realize costs of $217,318 in fiscal
year 2016 and $23,257 in fiscal year 2017 in addition to other
administrative costs necessary to make information and resources
available to the SAC for the review.
SB 1216 would direct the Sunset Advisory Commission (SAC) to perform a
sunset review of the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) as if
the HCDE were scheduled to be abolished on September 1, 2017. The bill
would require the SAC to determine the cost of performing the review
and the HCDE to pay the cost incurred by the SAC upon receipt of a
statement detailing the cost. This section would expire on September 1, 2019.
Vote Recommendation Notes
This bill affirms the principle of limited government. Harris County Department of Education is one of the last county school districts in Texas. Reviewing the district is important to determine if this district is still necessary, since there is an overlap of services between HCDE and another regional educational service center. For this reason, we support SB 1216.