Senate Education Committee Passes Out Campus A-F Rating, Dual-Credit, Vapor and Defibrillator Bills
03.18.2015 — The Senate suspended the rules yesterday to allow the Senate Education Committee to call a previously unannounced meeting immediately following the adjournment of the full Senate. During the meeting, the committee passed out four bills previously considered by the committee:
A substitute bill for SB 6, which TASA testified against during a March 12 hearing and would require Texas campuses to receive A-F performance ratings rather than ratings of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable
A substitute bill for SB 13, which removes limits on the number of dual-credit courses or hours in which high school students may enroll and requires school districts to provide instruction in high school, college, and career readiness to students in grades 7-8
A substitute bill for SB 96, whichwould require a school board to prohibit use and possession of vapor products at school-related or sanctioned activities on or off school property
SB 382, which would require the State Board for Educator Certification to adopt rules allowing an educator to receive continuing education credit for completing a course on the use of an automated external defibrillator
These bills now go to the full Senate for consideration.