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NOTICE OF MEETING

BOARD OF TRUSTEES COMMITTEE ON PROGRAMS
TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular meeting of the Program Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired shall be held on May 31, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m. in Room 104 of the Main Building 600, 1100 West 45th Street, Austin, Texas.

If, during the course of the meeting, any discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in closed session, the Committee on Programs shall convene in such closed session in accordance with Texas Government code, Sec. 551.001, et.seq. Before any such session is convened, the presiding officer shall publicly identify the section or sections of the Code authorizing the closed session. All final votes, actions, or decisions shall be taken in open session.

The subjects to be discussed or considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken are as follows (items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice):

1.    Call to Order

2.    Consideration of Approval of Minutes of the April 5, 2019 Meeting (Lee Sonnenberg)

3.    Consideration of Approval of Board Policies (Susan Morrison), pages 16-111

EHBE (TSBVI) Special Programs: English as a Second Language Education (ESL), (amend), pages 69-75
EHDC Alternative Methods for Earning Credit: Credit by Examination without Prior Instruction (amend), pages 76-80
EMB Miscellaneous Instructional Policies: Teaching About Controversial Issues (review), page 81
FDB (TSBVI) Admissions: Transfers and Classroom Assignments (amend), pages 82-84
FFH (TSBVI) Student Welfare: Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (amend), pages 85-92
FFH (Exhibit) Student Welfare: Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (adopt), page 93
FFHA (TSBVI) Student Welfare: Sexuality (amend), pages 94-97
FNCC Student Conduct: Prohibited Organizations and Hazing (amend), pages 98-100

4.     Report from Curriculum Director, Debra Sewell, pages 124-125

a. Curriculum Department projects

5.     Report from Short-Term Programs Principal, Sara Merritt

a. Short-term Program attendance
b. Summer Programs update

6.     Report from Comprehensive Programs Principal, Miles Fain

a. School Health Advisory Council’s activities and recommendations

7.     Adjournment