COMMITTEE:    Education 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Wednesday, August 03, 2016 

PLACE:        E1.028 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Larry Taylor 



The Senate Committee on Education will meet to hear invited and public testimony on the following items:  


Conduct a comprehensive performance review of all public schools in Texas, examining ways to improve efficiency, productivity, and student academic outcomes. Study performance-based funding mechanisms that allocate dollars based upon achievement versus attendance. Identify any state mandates which hinder student performance, district and campus innovation, and efficiency and productivity overall.


Examine the structure and performance of the two remaining county-based school systems, Harris County Department of Education and Dallas County Schools. In particular, study the efficiency of these entities and determine whether those services are duplicative with education service centers or could be absorbed by education service centers.



Public testimony will be limited to 2 minutes.




** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **