HBA-MPM H.B. 2006 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2006 By: Reyna, Arthur Public Education 3/25/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law authorizes the school board (board) of each school district to approve a superintendent's decision to hire or fire various school personnel. H.B. 2006 gives the board hiring jurisdiction over only the superintendent, and gives the superintendent the authority to hire, suspend, or fire other school personnel. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Establishes that the employment policy adopted by the board of trustees (board) of each independent school district (district) must provide that the superintendent has the sole authority to select, rather than make recommendations to the board regarding the selection of, personnel other than the superintendent and to discharge or suspend all personnel other than the superintendent or an employee whose discharge or suspension requires action of the board under Chapter 21 (Educators), Education Code. Deletes the provision authorizing the board to delegate final authority for those decisions to the superintendent and that each principal must approve each teacher or staff appointment to the principal's campus as provided by Section 11.202 (Principals), Education Code. Deletes the board's authorization to accept or reject the superintendent's recommendation regarding the selection of district personnel, and the requirement that if the board rejects the recommendation, the superintendent make alternative recommendations until the board accepts a recommendation. Redesignates Subsection (c) to Subsection (b). SECTION 2. Amends Section 11.201(d), Education Code, to make conforming changes. SECTION 3. Amends Section 11.202(b), Education Code, to redesignate Subdivisions (2)-(7) to Subdivisions (1)-(6), respectively. Makes a conforming change. SECTION 4. Repealer: 11.202(d), Education Code, which states that the superintendent or the superintendent's designee has final placement authority for a teacher transferred because of enrollment shifts or program changes in the district. SECTION 5. Makes this Act applicable beginning with the 1999-2000 school year. SECTION 6.Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.