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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, which would 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.