Bill Text: TX SB1561 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Relating to a study by the State Board of Education on the instructional day and academic year requirements necessary to complete the required curriculum in public schools.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-16 - Referred to Public Education [SB1561 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB1561-Engrossed.html
 
 
  By: Taylor of Collin S.B. No. 1561
      Kolkhorst
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a study by the State Board of Education on the
  instructional day and academic year requirements necessary to
  complete the required curriculum in public schools.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  (a)  The State Board of Education shall conduct
  a study to determine, for kindergarten through 12th grade, the
  length of the instructional day and of the academic year that would
  be necessary to allow for the completion of the required curriculum
  identified by the board under Section 28.002, Education Code.
         (b)  Not later than October 1, 2018, the board shall deliver
  a report containing the results of the study to the governor and the
  legislature.
         (c)  This Act expires September 1, 2019.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect only if a specific
  appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a
  general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.
         SECTION 3.  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.
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