SB 1259

84(R) - 2015
Senate Education
Senate Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


José Rodríguez

Bill Caption

Relating to the development of an individualized education program for a child in public school.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State.

Local Government

A district would be required to develop a process for a teacher instructing a student with a disability in a regular classroom setting to provide input into the students IEP. Districts would also be required to produce a written report of the ARD committee meeting. These costs would vary from district to district depending on the number and frequency of committee meetings.

Bill Analysis

SB 1259 would amend Education Code to clarify that teachers can provide input into a child's individualized education plan (IEP). The regular education teacher on the board that develops an IEP for a child must be the teacher that is responsible for implementing the biggest portion of the IEP. The bill would require a written document to contain information about a committee meeting to develop the IEP, including the date, the members of the meeting, and indication of whether the parents, if applicable, or the adult student agrees with the committee's decisions.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would make mostly administrative, clerical, and non-substantive updates to current code with no discernible connection to our liberty principles, therefore we are neutral on SB 1259.