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Legislative Update                               May 24, 2011     @tceaAdvocacy                       jbergland@tcea.orgWe...
Objectives           • SB 1557 - 20 District Consortium           • SB 773 -Telecommunication Discounts           • HB 6 -...
SB 1557 - 20 District           Consortium  • Creates a consortium of 20 districts    • Experiment with assessments and   ...
SB 773  • Extends the telecommunication    discounts to 2016 at 110% of LRIC  • Passed both chambers  • More than likely S...
HB 6      • HB 6 combines Allotment funds        and Technology                       textbook                            ...
HB 6      • House version - allows        insurance fee      • House version - clarifies use of        IMA for personnel   ...
HB 6      • Senate version - prioritizes        content over technology for             purchases      • Senate version - ...
HB 6• The budget conferencefor the IMA for this  budgeted $608 million                        committee        biennium   ...
Added Amendments• Virtual pay providereliminates allotment but sets up  way to          School Bill -                     ...
HB 1- Tale of Two Bills    • House and Senate passed          their version of the budget    • Conference Committee has   ...
If Not...Special SessionWednesday, May 25, 2011
@tceaAdvocacy                           http://tceaadvocacy.wordpress.com                                              jbe...
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  1. 1. Legislative Update May 24, 2011 @tceaAdvocacy jbergland@tcea.orgWednesday, May 25, 2011
  2. 2. Objectives • SB 1557 - 20 District Consortium • SB 773 -Telecommunication Discounts • HB 6 - Instructional Materials • HB 1 - Budget BillWednesday, May 25, 2011
  3. 3. SB 1557 - 20 District Consortium • Creates a consortium of 20 districts • Experiment with assessments and doing things differently • Based on their visioning document • Strong emphasis on digital schooling • Passed the Senate and HouseWednesday, May 25, 2011
  4. 4. SB 773 • Extends the telecommunication discounts to 2016 at 110% of LRIC • Passed both chambers • More than likely Senator Zaffirini will concur it will go to Governor for signatureWednesday, May 25, 2011
  5. 5. HB 6 • HB 6 combines Allotment funds and Technology textbook and provide districts complete flexibility • Eliminates textbook credits • Eliminates class-set requirement • Senate version - starts immediatelyWednesday, May 25, 2011
  6. 6. HB 6 • House version - allows insurance fee • House version - clarifies use of IMA for personnel • House conforming and non-the use of version - eliminates conforming • House version - set aside for Technology Lending programWednesday, May 25, 2011
  7. 7. HB 6 • Senate version - prioritizes content over technology for purchases • Senate version - ensures districts use funds to purchase materials for new assessmentsWednesday, May 25, 2011
  8. 8. HB 6• The budget conferencefor the IMA for this budgeted $608 million committee biennium • Covers - continuing contracts, new textbooks, any technology related purchases• In future years, it of the Permanent School distribution rate will be 50% of the annual FundWednesday, May 25, 2011
  9. 9. Added Amendments• Virtual pay providereliminates allotment but sets up way to School Bill - district• Electronic courses - sets up way to of the TEKS must on courses and stipulates that 80% provide feedback be covered in course, ONLY if teacher provides the other 20%• Require atextbook companies to provide an electronic copy as sample• Allows the SBOElist and open-source materials Commissioner’s to review and comment onWednesday, May 25, 2011
  10. 10. HB 1- Tale of Two Bills • House and Senate passed their version of the budget • Conference Committee has agreed however... • No school finance plan yet • Hope to be included in SB 1811Wednesday, May 25, 2011
  11. 11. If Not...Special SessionWednesday, May 25, 2011
  12. 12. @tceaAdvocacy http://tceaadvocacy.wordpress.com jbergland@tcea.orgWednesday, May 25, 2011
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