Bill Text: TX HB121 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating educationally disadvantaged students and students of limited English proficiency in public schools.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-20 - Referred to Public Education [HB121 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB121-Introduced.html
  85S10640 CAE-D
 
  By: Bernal H.B. No. 121
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a study regarding the costs of educating educationally
  disadvantaged students and students of limited English proficiency
  in public schools.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 29, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 29.067 to read as follows:
         Sec. 29.067.  STUDY REGARDING COSTS OF EDUCATING
  EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS AND STUDENTS OF LIMITED
  ENGLISH PROFICIENCY; REPORT. (a) The agency shall conduct a study
  to examine the costs of educating a student who is educationally
  disadvantaged and a student of limited English proficiency in
  public schools. The study must:
               (1)  determine whether the compensatory education
  allotment under Section 42.152 provides adequate funding to schools
  for meeting the educational needs of students who are educationally
  disadvantaged;
               (2)  if it is determined under Subdivision (1) that the
  compensatory education allotment is inadequate, determine the
  amount of adjustment for the compensatory education allotment that
  would provide adequate funding to schools for meeting the
  educational needs of students who are educationally disadvantaged;
               (3)  determine whether the bilingual education
  allotment under Section 42.153 provides adequate funding to schools
  for meeting the educational needs of students of limited English
  proficiency; and
               (4)  if it is determined under Subdivision (3) that the
  bilingual education allotment is inadequate, determine the amount
  of adjustment for the bilingual education allotment that would
  provide adequate funding to schools for meeting the educational
  needs of students of limited English proficiency.
         (b)  Not later than September 1, 2018, the agency shall
  prepare a report detailing the results of the study under this
  section and submit the report to each standing legislative
  committee with primary jurisdiction over primary and secondary
  education.
         (c)  This section expires January 1, 2019.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect December 1, 2017.
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