HBA-MPM S.B. 1724 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 1724 By: Ellis Public Education 5/12/1999 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, to receive federal funds from the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act program, school districts are required to report on specific indicators of violence, crime, and drug use. In the 1996-1997 school year, all but nine school districts reported the required indicators. S.B. 1724 requires each school district to report the number, rate, and type of violent and criminal incidents occurring on each campus, and to include a provision giving districts the option of including a violence prevention and intervention component in their annual campus improvement plans. 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. Amends Section 11.253, Education Code, to authorize a campus improvement plan to include goals and methods for violence prevention and intervention on campus. Requires the campus-level planning and decision-making committee, if the plan is required to include those goals and methods, to appoint a subcommittee composed of parents and teachers to study and make recommendations to the committee concerning: _the student code of conduct adopted under Section 37.001 (Student Code of Conduct), Education Code; _programs needed to teach students conflict resolution skills and to assist them in acquiring skills necessary to deal with certain emotions and situations; _the type and amount of training teachers need to prevent and intervene in violent situations. Makes conforming changes. SECTION 2. Amends Section 39.053(a), Education Code, to provide that the annual report described in this subsection must include a statement of the number, rate, and type of violent or criminal incidents that occurred on each district campus, to the extent permitted under 20 U.S.C. Section 1232g (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974), information concerning school violence prevention and violence intervention policies and procedures that the district is using to protect students, and the findings that result from evaluations conducted under 20 U.S.C. Section 7101 et seq. (Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994) and its subsequent amendments. Makes conforming changes. SECTION 3. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 4. Emergency clause.