TTU K-12 Advisory Board
The State Board of Education (SBOE) adopted Texas Administrative Code §61 Subchapter B: Special Purpose School Districts in October 2020. Among the requirements of this statute is the creation of an Advisory Board for TTU K-12.
The statute specifically mentions the Advisory Board as follows:
(d) Each special purpose school district shall have an advisory board consisting of at least five members that, along with the superintendent, reports to the board of regents regarding the operation of the district. The president of the university may designate a person to report on the management, operations, and accountability of the special purpose school district to the board of regents. The following requirements apply to each special purpose school district.
(1) The advisory board shall hold public meetings that comply with appropriate notice requirements for governmental bodies.
(2) The president of the university shall appoint the superintendent of the special purpose school district.
(3) The university shall submit nominees for approval by the State Board of Education (SBOE) to serve as special purpose school district advisory board members. The superintendent may not participate in the nomination process for the advisory board.
(4) The superintendent and advisory board shall ensure information required to be made available to the public is made available on the special purpose school district's website.
(5) The university shall develop an advisory board training program that provides the relevant board training required under Texas Education Code (TEC), §11.159, and shall submit to the SBOE the training requirements by September 1 of each odd-numbered year.
(i) As a special purpose school district is designed to provide education statewide through digital learning methodologies, the following special requirements and modifications are in effect.
(11) The requirements of TEC, §28.004, to have a school health advisory council do not apply, but the special purpose school district shall:
(A) comply with the provisions of TEC, §28.004, with regard to the parameters of health education and curriculum materials; posting, notice, and grievance provisions; and consideration of related issues; and
(B) require that the advisory board solicit community and parental input and develop recommendations regarding the subject matter of TEC, §28.004(c)(1), (2)(A) and (D)-(H), and (3)-(6).
(m) The parent university of each special purpose school district shall submit nominations for and establish an advisory board as soon as practicable, and the provisions of this section that require the special purpose school district to develop a policy apply beginning with the 2021-2022 school year.
Advisory Board Membership
Advisory Board Agenda & Meeting Materials - July 19, 2021
Meeting Presentation - July 19, 2021
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July 19, 2021 - Advisory Board Meeting Live Conference Link
Governor Abbott's office approved a request by the Office of the Attorney General to temporarily suspend a limited number of open meeting laws in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster. This action will allow governmental bodies to conduct meetings by telephone or video conference to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings (also called “social distancing”) to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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