HB 3748 Public Hearing


Event Details


 HB 3748 | Rep. Marsha Farney, Relating to the coordination of educational support services for and information regarding students who are currently or were formerly placed in foster care | Bill Summary

This legislation would require the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to ensure agency employee act as a liaison officer for educational issues related to students in foster care. It would also require each institution of higher education to designate at least one employee of the institution to act as a liaison officer for current and incoming students who were former foster youth. SB 294 would require the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to designate at least one employee of the board to act as a liaison officer for current and incoming students at institutions of higher education who were formerly in foster care. It would also require THECB and the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to exchange of information in order to evaluate the educational outcomes of students at institutions of higher education who were formerly in the conservatorship of DFPS. The schedule for the public hearing can be viewed here.

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