COMMITTEE:    Education 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Monday, November 06, 2017 

PLACE:        4450 University Drive, Houston, Texas, 77204    
CHAIR:        Senator Larry Taylor 



The Senate Education Committee will meet at the University of Houston Hilton to consider the following interim charges:


1) Assess and make recommendations for state and local K-12 hurricane recovery efforts. Examine the crisis management response of the Texas Education Agency and identify changes to the Education Code that would expedite the state response to school districts and public charter schools in the aftermath of any disaster.


2) Determine the impact on school finance of possible state actions such as, but not limited to, changes to student enrollment calculations or property valuation. Assess student displacement caused by Hurricane Harvey and consider actions the Commissioner of Education may take to adjust attendance levels or calculations in the wake of a disaster. Make recommendations for legislative action including potential changes to the process and timeliness of payments to districts by private insurers, FEMA and the state.