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01/08/2024 at 10:00 am
Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 400a
1700 North Congress
Austin, TX 78701

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TREC Education Standards Advisory Committee

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Note: While the written portion of the minutes below are published in agenda order, the items may have been presented in a different order.

Agenda Item 1 Call to order and roll call
ACTION: Vice-Chair Steddum called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.
Members present: Cindy Baas, Kara Bang, Rita Blevins, T. Carl Leatherman, Kandi Luensmann, Mandy Nichols, Ruben Peña, Kassie Scott, Bill Steddum, Byron Underwood, and Kelea Youngblood
Mike Crowley joined the meeting at 10:03 a.m.
Commission Liaison absent: Barbara Russell
Commissioner(s) present: Renee Harvey Lowe
Agenda Item 2 Welcome and remarks from Chair
Agenda Item 3 Housekeeping
Agenda Item 4 Advisory Committee Training
Agenda Item 5 Discussion and possible action to amend the July 10, 2023, and October 2, 2023, meeting minutes
Agenda Item 6 Election of Officers as follows:
a. Presiding Officer (Chair);
b. Assistant Presiding Officer (Vice-Chair); and
c. Secretary
Agenda Item 7 Public or written comments received on non-agenda items
No comments were received.
Agenda Item 8 Staff report on education enforcement matters
Agenda Item 9 Discussion and possible action regarding Principles I and II courses, including revisions to the course approval forms, combining the courses into a single 60-hour course, and requiring the courses as a prerequisite to other qualifying courses
ACTION: Carl Leatherman, seconded by Ruben Peña, moved to require Principles I and II as a prerequisite before taking other courses.  The motion passed 10/2.
Agenda Item 10 Discussion and possible action regarding revisions to Law of Agency course approval form
Note: Mike Crowley exited the meeting due to technical issues.
ACTION: The committee decided by consensus to ask Director Wheeler to incorporate changes, as discussed, to the Law of Agency course approval form  and present the form at the next meeting.
Agenda Item 11 Discussion regarding agenda items for next meeting
ACTION: The committee requested the following:
-Revisions to Principles I and II outlines (30 hours)
-Update from the Commission workshop regarding Principles I and II prerequisite recommendation
-Law of Agency revised draft
-Update by Director Wheeler regarding ARELLO distance education certification
Agenda Item 12 Discussion and possible action regarding future meeting dates
Dates for next meetings: Alternative dates:
Monday, April 1, 2024, Wednesday, April 3, 2024, Thursday, April 4, 2024
ACTION: The next meeting is scheduled for April 1, 2024. Future meetings are scheduled for July 8, 2024, and October 7, 2024.
ACTION: The meeting adjorned at 12:00 p.m.