Bill Text: TX HB136 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Relating to inclusion of career and technology education in the mission of public education.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 8-5)

Status: (Passed) 2017-06-01 - Effective immediately [HB136 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB136-Enrolled.html
  H.B. No. 136
  relating to inclusion of career and technology education in the
  mission of public education.
         SECTION 1.  Section 4.001(b), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  The objectives of public education are:
         OBJECTIVE 1:  Parents will be full partners with educators
  in the education of their children.
         OBJECTIVE 2:  Students will be encouraged and challenged to
  meet their full educational potential.
         OBJECTIVE 3:  Through enhanced dropout prevention efforts,
  all students will remain in school until they obtain a high school
         OBJECTIVE 4:  A well-balanced and appropriate curriculum
  will be provided to all students. Through that curriculum,
  students will be prepared to succeed in a variety of postsecondary
  activities, including employment and enrollment in institutions of
  higher education.
         OBJECTIVE 5:  Educators will prepare students to be
  thoughtful, active citizens who have an appreciation for the basic
  values of our state and national heritage and who can understand and
  productively function in a free enterprise society.
         OBJECTIVE 6:  Qualified and highly effective personnel will
  be recruited, developed, and retained.
         OBJECTIVE 7:  The state's students will demonstrate
  exemplary performance in comparison to national and international
         OBJECTIVE 8:  School campuses will maintain a safe and
  disciplined environment conducive to student learning.
         OBJECTIVE 9:  Educators will keep abreast of the development
  of creative and innovative techniques in instruction and
  administration using those techniques as appropriate to improve
  student learning.
         OBJECTIVE 10:  Technology will be implemented and used to
  increase the effectiveness of student learning, instructional
  management, staff development, and administration.
         OBJECTIVE 11:  The State Board of Education, the agency, and
  the commissioner shall assist school districts and charter schools
  in providing career and technology education to students.
         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 September 1, 2017.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 136 was passed by the House on May 3,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 2, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 136 on May 24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 2
  present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 136 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 22, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 24, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________