Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Public Education:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1982-1992 (bulk 1988-1992)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Committee on Public Education.
Title: Records
Dates: 1982-1992
Dates: (bulk 1988-1992)
Abstract: Types of records include minutes, agenda, copies of legislative bills and resolutions, correspondence, memos, bill analyses, legislation summaries, committee reports, attorney general opinions, and computer models of financial studies. Records date from 1982 to 1992 but are primarily from 1988 to 1992. Records are from the House Committee on Public Education and its chairman, Representative Ernestine Glossbrenner, and cover Representative Glossbrenner's and the Committee's activities from the 71st and 72nd Legislatures and during the interim between legislative sessions.
Quantity: 42 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that these records are stored at the State Records Center. Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. Records requested before 10:00 a.m. will be available for review by an archivist by 2:00 p.m. the same day. Records requested after 10:00 a.m. will be available for review by an archivist the next day. See the "Restrictions on Access" statement in this document for further information.
Language English.

Agency History

The House Committee on Public Education is a standing committee of the Texas House of Representatives. The committee designs and creates the House policies on public education matters. As a standing committee, the Committee on Public Education functions continuously, including the interim between legislative sessions. The Committee on Public Education's chairman during the 71st and 72nd Legislatures was Representative Ernestine Glossbrenner. As chairman of this committee, Representative Glossbrenner was entitled to serve as a member of the Legislative Education Board. This Board, created in 1987, oversees and reviews the implementation of legislative education policy, including fiscal policy.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records include minutes, agenda, copies of legislative bills and resolutions, correspondence, memos, bill analyses, legislation summaries, committee reports, attorney general opinions, and computer models of financial studies. Records date from 1982 to 1992 but are primarily from 1988 to 1992. Records are from the House Committee on Public Education and its chairman, Representative Ernestine Glossbrenner, and cover Representative Glossbrenner's and the Committee's activities from the 71st and 72nd Legislatures and during the interim between legislative sessions.

The pressing education issue of the day, and strongly reflected in these records, was state financing of public schools. This issue was brought to the forefront by various court cases, including Edgewood Independent School District, et. al. v. Kirby, et. al., which found the current method of state funding of public schools unconstitutional and resulted in a court mandate for the Legislature to devise a new method of public school financing. School financing overshadowed all other education issues for the Committee for several years and was not resolved in the time frame of these records. Besides school financing, other issues of concern to the Committee as shown in these records include a proposed revamping of the powers and duties of the Commissioner of Education, Legislative Education Board activities, oversight of the State Board of Education, and school district redistricting. Also included are records from special committees created to study specific education topics: Public School Employee Group Insurance Interim Subcommittee (1988-1989), Governor's Task Force on Public Education (1990), Joint Interim Committee on Proprietary Schools (1991), and Joint Committee for Cost Adjustment for Public Education (1992).


 

Arrangement of the Records

The first four boxes of Committee records include copies of minutes and agenda from State Board of Education meetings arranged chronologically. The rest of the Committee's records are in chronological order beginning with the 71st Legislature, through the interim session, and finishing with the 72nd Legislature. The records are roughly divided into either legislative bill files or subject files but they are not in order within those designations.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including violations of the privacy of individuals, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals records covered by exceptions to the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten business days after receiving the written request to make this determination.

Restrictions on Use

Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Glossbrenner, Ernestine, 1932-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Legislature. Legislative Education Board.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Interim Committee on Proprietary Schools.
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Public School Employee Group Insurance Interim Committee.
Texas. State Board of Education. Governor's Task Force on Public Education.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Committee on Cost Adjustment for Public Education.
Subjects:
Education--Texas--Finance.
Education equalization--Texas.
Education and state--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Education--1982-1992.
Bills (legislative records)--Texas-Education--1982-1992.
Resolutions--Texas--Education--1982-1992.
Correspondence--Texas--Education--1982-1992.
Reports--Texas--Education--1982-1992.
Functions:
Developing educational laws.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas State Board of Education, Minutes, 1950-1993, 20.24 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Records, Committee on Public Education, House of Representatives, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1993/196

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the House Committee on Public Education on June 10, 1993.

Processing Information

Paul Beck, June 1993


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records, 1982-1992 (bulk 1988-1992),
42 cubic ft.

State Board of Education Minutes and Agenda
box
1993/196-1 January - February 1991
box
1993/196-2 February - April 1991
box
1993/196-3 May 1991 - February 1992
box
1993/196-4 March 1992 - July 1992
71st Legislature - Bill Files
box
1993/196-6 Regular Session, Miscellaneous Bills, 1989
House Bills, 71st Legislature, First and Second Called Sessions, 1989
box
1993/196-7 House and Senate Bill Files, 71st Legislature, Third Called Session, 1989
box
1993/196-8 Senate Education Committee Bills, 1989
House Bills, 1989
box
1993/196-9 House Bills, 1989
Correspondence, 1989
box
1993/196-10 House Bills, 1989
box
1993/196-11 House Resolutions, 1989
S.B. 1, 1990
H.B. 1, 1990
C.S.S.B. 1, 1990
box
1993/196-12 H.B. 1, 1990
Bills Filed, 1990
box
1993/196-13 S.B. 1, 1990
H.B. 1, 1990
71st Legislature - Subject Files
box
1993/196-25 Impact Models for Conference Committee Version of S.B. 1, 1990
Interim Study Committees
box
1993/196-14 Committee on Public Education, 1988-1989
Committee Members' Files:
Representative Colbert
Representative Berlanga
Representative Glossbrenner
Interim Study Committee between the 71st and 72nd Legislatures, 1989-1990
box
1993/196-15 Public Education, 1988-1989
Public School Employee Group Insurance, 1988-1989
box
1993/196-16 Public Education, 1990
box
1993/196-14 Proprietary Schools, 1991
Interim Subject Files - Special Binders
box
1993/196-17 Education Legislation Summaries, 71st Legislature, 1989
Governor's Task Force on Public Education, 1990
Committee Packets, 72nd Legislature, March 5 - May 7, 1991
box
1993/196-18 "Education Workpapers," Comptroller of Public Accounts, 1982-1983
72nd Legislature - Bill Files
box
1993/196-24 Miscellaneous Bill Files, 1991
H.B. 2, 72nd Legislature, 1st Special Session, 1991
box
1993/196-26 S.B. 926 - S.B. 1273
H.B. 266 - H.B. 2763
House Resolutions
box
1993/196-27 H.B. 1, Appropriations Bill
H.B. 10, Texas Education Agency
House Bills Referred to Committee, H.B. 65 - H.B. 1130
Master Bill Tracking List
box
1993/196-28 Senate Resolutions
Miscellaneous Senate Bills
H.B. 680
S.B. 351
box
1993/196-29 H.B. 661
House Bills Left Pending
Senate Bills Reported From Committee
box
1993/196-37 H.B. 1182 - 2759
box
1993/196-30 Miscellaneous House Bills
House Bills in Subcommittee
box
1993/196-31 Senate Resolutions
House Resolutions
box
1993/196-33 House Bills Reported from Committee
box
1993/196-39 Equity Center Bills and Materials
Bill Files, Called Session, 1992
72nd Legislature - Subject Files
box
1993/196-5 Attorney General opinions re: education, 1990-1991
Miscellaneous bill files, 1990-1991
H.B. 2, re: powers and duties of Commissioner of Education, 1991
Edgewood v. Anderson, 1991-1992
box
1993/196-19 School Finance - statistical studies, computer runs, 1990-1991
Legislative Budget Board computer runs, 1991
box
1993/196-20 Legislative Education Board, 1991
box
1993/196-21 School Finance, 1990-1991
Committee meetings, 1990
box
1993/196-22 Legislative Education Board, 1992
Texas Education Agency, 1999-1992
Miscellaneous Bill Files, 1991
box
1993/196-23 Attorney General Opinions, 1991
Edgewood Independent School District v. William N. Kirby, et. al., 1991-1992
Supreme Court Decisions re: Edgewood, 1992
box
1993/196-31 A - N, 1991
box
1993/196-32 N - V, 1991
box
1993/196-34 Legislative Education Board, 1991
Texas Demographic Materials, 1990-1991
Information on Other States, 1991
box
1993/196-35 H.B. 2, Committee Reports and Studies, 1991
Joint Interim Committee on Proprietary Schools, 1990
General Resource Materials on Education, 1989-1992
box
1993/196-36 H.B. 2, Studies, July-August 1991
box
1993/196-38 Correspondence, Chairwoman Glossbrenner
Committee Forms
Sample Newsletters
box
1993/196-40 H.B. 2
Interim Studies
Joint Studies, Legislative Education Board and Legislative Budget Board
box
1993/196-41 Joint Committee on Cost Adjustment for Public Education, 1992
State Board of Education, School Finance Plan, 1991
Governor's Task Force on Public Education, 71st Legislature, Special Session, 1990
box
1993/196-42 Haley/Bullock School Finance Plan, 1989
Redistricting, 1990-1991
State Board of Education Plan, 1990-1991
Ad Hoc Notes, 1991