Bill Text: TX SB801 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the development of an agriculture education program for public elementary schools.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-04-13 - Scheduled for public hearing on . . . [SB801 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB801-Introduced.html
  87R3824 JES-D
 
  By: Kolkhorst S.B. No. 801
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the development of an agriculture education program for
  public elementary schools.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter Z, Chapter 29, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 29.926 to read as follows:
         Sec. 29.926.  AGRICULTURE EDUCATION PROGRAM. (a) The
  agency shall develop an agriculture education program for
  elementary school students to encourage appreciation and improve
  students' understanding of agriculture. In developing the program,
  the agency shall coordinate with:
               (1)  the Department of Agriculture; and
               (2)  nonprofit organizations with expertise in
  agriculture education, as identified by the agency.
         (b)  The agency shall develop a list of agriculture education
  programs approved by the agency and the State Board of Education
  that may be used as part of the curriculum for elementary school
  students. A program included on the list must be available to an
  elementary school at no cost to the school district or
  open-enrollment charter school.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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