Bill

SB 179

87(R) - 2021
Senate Education
Senate Education
Education

Contact the Author

Eddie Lucio Jr.

Phone:

512-463-0127

Capitol Office:

3S.5

Email:

Vote Recommendation

No
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Eddie Lucio Jr.

Bill Caption

Relating to the use of public school counselors’ work time.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 179 would require schools to use 80% of school counselor's work time in counseling-related work. The bill allows a process by which the trustees may change this requirement if they believe their situation is exceptional. The bill also would require the annual assessment by the school district of their compliance with this policy.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action opposes SB 179 on the principle of limited government. While we do want students to receive adequate counseling, it is unnecessary to set a state-wide mandate that would set the same requirement for school counselors across all school districts in the state. Such decisions are best made by the local ISDs.  

Contact the Author

Eddie Lucio Jr.

Phone:

512-463-0127

Capitol Office:

3S.5

Email: