HB 22

85(R) - 2017
House Public Education
Senate Education
House Public Education
Senate Education

Vote Recommendation

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Dan Huberty


Dennis Bonnen
Morgan Meyer


Larry Taylor

Bill Caption

Relating to evaluating public school performance.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 22, Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($986,750) through the biennium ending August 31, 2019.

Bill Analysis

HB 22 amends the Education Code to reform public school accountability by changing requirements of the TEA and sets new school accountability domains. This bill would reduce school accountability domains from five down to three and proscribe the criteria for each domain.

The principle of each campus, along with the campus-level committee, would be required to annually update the campus improvement plan.

HB 22 would authorize the Education Commissioner to conduct a study that would consider the feasibility of an additional domain that reviews participation in extracurricular activities. The bill would maintain the A-F rating standard for overall evaluation and for evaluating each domain. 

This is a high-level summary of major provisions and not an exhaustive list of the provisions of this bill. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

We opposed HB 22 in the House because it made changes which were in our view too drastic, including eliminating the A-F rating system for overall evaluation. In our view that system has not been in place long enough to effectively evaluate its usefulness. The Senate committee substitute has improved this legislation to make reforms that do not undercut strong accountability for public schools. We have withdrawn our objection based on the language as it appears on second reading in the Senate.