Bill Text: TX SB1873 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to a report regarding certain health and safety information prepared by the Texas Education Agency.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 71-35)

Status: (Passed) 2017-06-15 - Effective immediately [SB1873 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB1873-Introduced.html
  85R14704 MM-F
 
  By: Hinojosa S.B. No. 1873
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a report regarding certain health and safety
  information prepared by the Texas Education Agency.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 38.0141, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 38.0141.  REPORTING OF CERTAIN HEALTH AND SAFETY
  INFORMATION REQUIRED. (a)  Each school district shall provide to
  the agency information as required by the commissioner, including
  statistics and data, relating to student health and physical
  activity and information described by Section 28.004(k), presented
  in a form determined by the commissioner.  The district shall
  provide the information required by this subsection [section] for
  the district and for each campus in the district.
         (b)  Not later than one year after the agency receives the
  information required by Subsection (a), the commissioner shall
  complete a report on physical education provided by each school
  district and publish the report on the agency's Internet website.
         (c)  The report must include:
               (1)  the number of physical education classes offered
  at each campus in the district and detail the number of days,
  classes, and minutes offered each week by each campus;
               (2)  the ratio of students enrolled in physical
  education classes in the district compared to the overall
  enrollment;
               (3)  the average physical education class size at each
  campus in the district;
               (4)  the number of physical education teachers in the
  district who are licensed, certified, or endorsed by an accredited
  teacher preparation program to teach physical education;
               (5)  whether each campus in the district has the
  appropriate equipment and adequate facilities for students to
  engage in the amount and intensity of physical activity required
  under Section 28.002;
               (6)  whether the district allows modifications or
  adaptations that allow physical education courses to meet the needs
  of students with disabilities;
               (7)  whether the district has a policy that allows
  students to opt out of physical education to prepare for other
  classes or standardized tests; and
               (8)  whether the district has a policy that allows
  teachers or administrators in the district to withhold physical
  activity from a student as punishment.
         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.
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