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Relating to developing a strategic plan for the improvement and
expansion of high-quality bilingual education.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 560 would require the Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce Commission, to develop a strategic plan that sets tangible goals and establishes timelines to increase the number of educators certified in bilingual education and other similar priorities to improve the quality bilingual instruction. This plan would be submitted to the legislature no later than December 1, 2022.
Texas Action is neutral toward SB 560.