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The Senate Education Committee will meet at 9 a.m., Thursday, March 25, to hear testimony on the following bills:

SB 28 Bettencourt | et al.
Relating to the approval of open-enrollment charter schools and the applicability of certain state and local laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 203 Schwertner
Relating to selection of statewide competition locations by the University Interscholastic League.

SB 226 Paxton
Would require that in order to receive a teaching certificate, individuals must obtain instruction in virtual learning and virtual instruction, including best practices for grading students receiving virtual instruction based on academic progress and developing virtual learning curriculum that includes synchronous and asynchronous virtual instruction.

SB 289 Seliger
Relating to excused absences from public school for certain students to obtain a driver’s license or learner license.

SB 481 Kolkhorst
Relating to the entitlement of certain public school students to transfer to a school district offering in-person instruction.

SB 1171 Taylor
Relating to the electronic administration of assessment instruments in public schools and to certain measures to support Internet connectivity for purposes of those assessment instruments.

SB 1365 Bettencourt
Relating to public school organization, accountability, and fiscal management.

Note: SB 1267 was removed from the agenda after the hearing was posted.

See the hearing notice.

Watch the hearing live.

Use TASA’s Bill Tracker to learn more about education-related bills filed in the 87th session.