Proclamation - Adds Education to Call for Special Session
TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SEVENTY-NINTH TEXAS LEGISLATURE, SECOND CALLED SESSION:
WHEREAS, the people of Texas through their state constitution have placed the power to call the legislature into special session in the hands of the chief executive officer of the state; and
WHEREAS, the members of the Seventy-Ninth Texas Legislature, Second Called Session, have now convened to consider items presented to them by the governor;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, by the authority vested in me by Article IV, Section 8 and Article III, Section 40 of the Texas Constitution, do hereby present the following subject matter to the Seventy-Ninth Texas Legislature, Second Called Session for consideration:
Legislation that addresses educator compensation, benefits, and certification.
Legislation that provides for public school financial accountability and that increases transparency in school district financial reporting.
Legislation that provides for performance-based incentives to educators and schools that attain higher levels of student achievement.
Legislation that funds textbooks and that creates the instructional materials allotment for public schools.
Legislation that provides for charter school funding and reform.
Legislation that provides for modifications to the recapture provisions of the public school finance system.
Legislation that provides for November elections for public school boards of trustees.
Legislation providing funding for the public school finance system and the continuation of the Texas Education Agency.
Legislation providing for end-of-course examinations to be used in public schools.
Legislation that provides for increased accountability and intervention for schools failing to meet state standards.
Legislation that provides for local property tax rate compression and voter approval of local property tax rates.
Legislation that establishes indicators of college readiness and higher levels of student achievement in the public school accountability system.
Legislation relating to the authorization, issuance, and funding of tuition revenue bonds.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have signed my name officially and caused the Seal of the State to be affixed hereto at Austin, this 21st day of July, 2005.
Governor of Texas