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House Committee on Public Education - 75th R.S. (1997)

Committee Members
Paul Sadler, Chair
Harold V. Dutton, Jr., Vice Chair
John Culberson
Christine Hernandez
Scott Hochberg
Albert Price
Alec Rhodes
D.R. 'Tom' Uher
Ric Williamson
Charges
• Examine legislative strategies to improve efficiency of public schools. Include use of technology, alternative methods of delivering educational services, financial incentives, reduced administrative costs, any other measure.
• Review progress of charter schools and public education grants, including revisions enacted by the 75th legislature.
• Investigate accidents and other safety issues arising in situations where school districts have contracted with external entities to provide transportation services.
• Monitor progress and implementation of other legislation, including SB 133, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to safe schools (jointly with the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues), SB 1158, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to education service centers, and HB 1800, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to inclusion of more special education students in the accountability system.
• Conduct active oversight of agencies under committee's jurisdiction.

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