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CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD

STRATEGIC IMPROVEMENT PLAN

2009-2012
Strategic Improvement Plan

I. Vision Statement
(Board Policy AE)

II. District Goals and Objectives


(Board Policies AE, BAA)

III. Performance Measures / Results Target


(Board Policy BAA)

IV. Reports on Progress


(Board Policy BR)

V. Glossary of Terms

VI. District Improvement Plan

VII. Campus Improvement Plan


VISION STATEMENT

(BOARD POLICY AE)


Vision Statement

All students will meet the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) at the proficient or
commended level and graduate college-ready and/or workforce ready without remediation.

Mission Statement

Together with families and community we commit all district resources to guide the learning of each
student to graduate as:

• A responsible individual
• A passionate life-long learner
• A complex thinker
• An effective communicator who understands and respects our global interdependence.

Essential School System Purpose & Responsibilities Prioritized Planning Strategies

• Maintain a single-minded focus on teaching and learning.


• Demonstrate the belief that all students can and will learn at high levels.
• Establish and communicate explicit performance expectations for all personnel in the
district.
• Design a professional development system that continuously builds the capacity of all
personnel to meet their performance expectation.
• Allocate, align, and prioritize fiscal and material resources to support the system's essential
purpose.

Statement of Beliefs

We believe that:

• The economic, political and societal success of our country depends upon a quality
education for all.
• Diversity strengthens the community and enriches the fabric of our society.
• It is the responsibility of the entire community to partner in the educational process.
• Learning occurs best in a safe, orderly and nurturing environment.
Belonging to a family, to a school and to a community is vital, and this sense of belonging
advances learning.
• People learn at different rates, have different capacities and that each person's educational
path deserves to be valued equally.
• Learning empowers people to reach their full potential: physically, mentally, socially, and
emotionally.
• Everyone is a teacher, everyone is a learner.

Principles

• We will treat all people with dignity and respect.


• We will not compromise high expectations for students and staff.
• We will actively involve teachers in developing strategies to achieve district goals.
• We will focus all our resources on accomplishing our mission and objectives.
• We will make all decisions after thorough analysis of data and consequences.
• We will initiate and continue only those programs and services that are most effective in
meeting district goals and supporting our mission.
• We will provide equitable educational opportunities for all students.
• We will live the character values we have adopted: pride, cooperation, responsibility,
respect, integrity, service, and citizenship.

Revised 2009
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD 057903

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
AE (LEGAL)

VISION STATEMENT The Board shall adopt a vision statement and comprehensive goals AND
GOALS for the District and the Superintendent. Education Code 11.1511(b)(2)

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Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
057903

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AE
(LOCAL)

The District shall have a mission statement and a strategic plan


process.

DATE ISSUED: 10/21/2002 ADOPTED: 1 of 1


LDU-42-02
AE(LOCAL)-X
DISTRICT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

(BOARD POLICIES AE, BAA)


The Goal of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is high achievement for all students

CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD


STRATEGIC IMPROVEMENT PLAN

The Goal of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is high


achievement for all students.

Supporting Objectives

1. Continuously increase student achievement

2. Continuously improve the learning


environment for students and staff

3. Continuously increase operational


effectiveness

4. Continuously increase stakeholder confidence


and support of our school system

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Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD 057903

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
AE (LEGAL)

VISION STATEMENT The Board shall adopt a vision statement and comprehensive goals AND
GOALS for the District and the Superintendent. Education Code 11.1511(b)(2)

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Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
057903

BOARD LEGAL STATUS BAA


POWERS AND DUTIES (LEGAL)

All powers and duties not specifically delegated by statute to TEA


or the State Board are reserved for the Board. Education Code
11.151(b)
The Board shall:
GOVERNANCE 1. Govern and oversee the management of the public schools of
the District. Education Code 11.151(b)
COMPREHENSIVE 2. Monitor progress toward the District’s comprehensive goals.
GOALS Education Code 11.1511(b)(2) [See AE]
PERFORMANCE 3. Establish performance goals for the District concerning:
GOALS
a. The academic and fiscal performance indicators under
Subchapters C and I, Chapter 39, respectively; and
b. Any performance indicators adopted by the District.
Education Code 11.1511(b)(3)
PLANNING AND 4. Adopt a policy to establish a District- and campus-level plan-
DECISION-MAKING ning and decision-making process. Education Code
PROCESS 11.1511(b)(5), 11.251(b) [See BQ series]
TAX RATE 5. Adopt a tax rate each fiscal year as required by Tax Code
26.05. Education Code 11.1511(b)(8)
ANNUAL BUDGET 6. Adopt and file a budget for the succeeding fiscal year. Educa-
tion Code 11.1511(b)(7), 44.004, 44.005 [See CE]
FINANCIAL 7. Monitor District finances to ensure that the Superintendent is
PROCEDURES properly maintaining the District’s financial procedures and
records. Education Code 11.1511(b)(9)
ANNUAL AUDIT 8. Have District fiscal accounts audited annually at District ex-
pense by a certified or public accountant holding a permit
from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy following
the close of each fiscal year. Education Code 11.1511(b)(10),
44.008(a) [See CFC]
FINANCIAL REPORT 9. Publish an end-of-year financial report for distribution to the
community. Education Code 11.1511(b)(11)
INTERNAL AUDITOR 10. Select the internal auditor if the District employs an internal
auditor. The internal auditor shall report directly to the Board.
Education Code 11.170
SUPERINTENDENT 11. Ensure that the Superintendent implements and monitors
plans, procedures, programs, and systems to achieve appro-
priate, clearly defined, and desired results in the major areas
of District operations. Education Code 11.051(a)

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BOARD LEGAL STATUS BAA


POWERS AND DUTIES (LEGAL)

12. Ensure that the Superintendent:


a. Is accountable for achieving performance results;
b. Recognizes performance accomplishments; and
c. Takes action as necessary to meet performance goals.
Education Code 11.1511(b)(4)
ANNUAL 13. Appraise the Superintendent annually using either the Com-
SUPERINTENDENT missioner’s recommended appraisal process or a process
APPRAISAL and criteria developed by the District. Education Code
21.354(c) [See BJCD]
PERFORMANCE 14. Publish an annual report describing the District’s educational
REPORT performance including campus performance objectives and
the progress of each campus toward those objectives. Edu-
cation Code 11.1511(b)(6), 39.053(a) [See BQ series, BR]
DEPOSITORY 15. Select a depository for District funds. Education Code, Ch.
45, Subch. G [See BDAE]

ELECTIONS 16. Conduct elections as required by law. Education Code


11.1511(b)(12)
17. Canvass election results as required by law. Election Code
67.003 [See BBB]
PROPERTY 18. Acquire and hold real and personal property in the name of
ACQUISITION the District. Education Code 11.151(a); Local Gov’t Code
271.004 [See CHG]
TITLE TO PROPERTY 19. Hold all rights and titles to the school property of the District,
whether real or personal. Education Code 11.151(c) [See CI]
PERSONNEL 20. Adopt a policy providing for the employment and duties of
District personnel. Education Code 11.1513 [See BJ series,
DC series, DEA]
RESTRICTIONS ON 21. Limit redundant requests for information and the number and
WRITTEN REPORTS length of written reports that a classroom teacher is required
to prepare. Education Code 11.164(a) [See DLB]
PAPERWORK REVIEW 22. Review paperwork requirements imposed on classroom
teachers and transfer to existing noninstructional staff a re-
porting task that can reasonably be accomplished by that
staff. Education Code 11.164(b) [See also DLB]
TERMINATION OF 23. Make decisions relating to terminating the employment of Dis-
EMPLOYMENT trict employees employed under a contract to which Educa-
tion Code Chapter 21 applies, including terminating or not re-

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BOARD LEGAL STATUS BAA


POWERS AND DUTIES (LEGAL)

newing an employment contract to which that chapter applies.


Education Code 11.1511(b)(14)
RELATIONSHIPS WITH 24. Seek to establish working relationships with other public enti-
OUTSIDE ENTITIES ties to make effective use of community resources and to
serve the needs of public school students in the community.
Education Code 11.1511(b)(1)
GRIEVANCES 25. By rule, adopt a process through which District personnel,
students or the parents or guardians of students, and mem-
bers of the public may obtain a hearing from the District ad-
ministrators and the Board regarding a complaint. Education
Code 11.1511(b)(13)
The Board may:
RULES AND BYLAWS 1. Adopt rules and bylaws. Education Code 11.151(d) [See BF]
TAX COLLECTION 2. Issue bonds and levy, pledge, assess, and collect an annual
ad valorem tax to pay the principal and interest on the bonds
as authorized under Education Code 45.001 and 45.003.
3. Levy, assess, and collect an annual ad valorem tax for main-
tenance and operation of the District as authorized under
Education Code 45.002 and 45.003.
Education Code 11.1511(c) [See CCA, CCG]
TAX OFFICIALS 4. Employ and compensate a tax assessor or collector, as the
Board considers appropriate. Education Code 11.1511(c),
45.231(a); Tax Code 6.22 [See BDAF]
CONTRACTS 5. Enter into contracts as authorized under the Education Code
or other law and delegate contractual authority to the Superin-
tendent as appropriate. Education Code 11.1511(c)
BEQUESTS 6. Receive bequests and donations or other moneys or funds
coming legally into its hands in the name of the District. Edu-
cation Code 11.151(a) [See CDC]
EMINENT DOMAIN 7. Exercise the right of eminent domain to acquire property.
Education Code 11.155
LEASE OF PERSONAL 8. Execute, perform, and make payments under contracts, which
PROPERTY may include leases, leases with option(s) to purchase, or in-
stallment purchases, with any person for the use, acquisition,
or purchases of any personal property, or the financing the-
reof. The contracts shall be on terms and conditions that are
deemed appropriate by the Board in accordance with state
law. Local Gov’t Code 271.005

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POWERS AND DUTIES (LEGAL)

SALE OF PROPERTY 9. Authorize the sale of any property, other than minerals, held
in trust for free school purposes. Education Code 11.154(a)
[See CDB]
MINERAL RIGHTS 10. Sell minerals in land belonging to the District. Education
Code 11.153(a) [See CDB]
REAL ESTATE BROKER 11. Employ, retain, contract with, or compensate a licensed real
estate broker or salesperson for assistance in the acquisition
or sale of real property. Education Code 11.154(c)
ATTORNEY GENERAL 12. Request the assistance of the attorney general on any legal
matter. The District must pay any costs associated with the
assistance. Education Code 11.151(e)
LAWSUITS 13. Sue and be sued in the name of the District. Education Code
11.151(a)
COLLABORATION The Board and the Superintendent shall work together to:
WITH THE
SUPERINTENDENT 1. Advocate for the high achievement of all District students;
2. Create and support connections with community organiza-
tions to provide community-wide support for the high
achievement of all District students;
3. Provide educational leadership for the District, including lea-
dership in developing the District vision statement and long-
range educational plan;
4. Establish Districtwide policies and annual goals that are tied
directly to the District’s vision statement and long-range edu-
cational plan;
5. Support the professional development of principals, teachers,
and other staff; and
6. Periodically evaluate Board and Superintendent leadership,
governance, and teamwork.
Education Code 11.1512(b)

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PERFORMANCE MEASURES/
RESULTS TARGET

(BOARD POLICY BAA)


Supporting Objective 1: Continuously increase student achievement

Objective 1 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
A. TEA 2009 2010 2011 2012
Recognized/Exemplary
District
A = Academically A R R E
Acceptable
R = Recognized
E = Exemplary

Objective 1 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
B. Recognized/Exem- 2009 2010 2011 2012
plary Schools
38 Schools eligible for rating R E T R E T R E T R E T
R = # of Recognized schools 15 19 89% 16 20 95% 17 20 97% 16 22 100%
E = # of Exemplary Schools
T = % Total

Objective 1 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
C. Adequately Yearly 2009 2010 2011 2012
Progress (AYP)
38 Schools eligible to meet 37 38 38 38
AYP

Objective 1 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
D. Achievement Gap 2009 2010 2011 2012
(difference between sub group
and highest performing sub
group)
Subject Reading/ELA Reading/ELA Reading/ELA Reading/ELA
African American 92 -6 -4 -2 0
Hispanic 89 -9 -7 -5 -3
Asian American 96 -2 0 0 0
White 98 0 0 0 0
Economically 89 -9 -7 -5 -3
Disadvantaged
Achievement Gap 2009 2010 2011 2012
Subject Writing Writing Writing Writing
African American 96 -3 -1 0 0
Hispanic 94 -5 -3 -1 0
Asian American 99 0 0 0 0
The Goal of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is high achievement for all students

Supporting Objective 1: Continuously increase student achievement

Achievement Gap 2009 2010 2011 2012


Subject (Cont.) Writing Writing Writing Writing
White 98 -1 0 0 0
Economically 94 -5 -3 -1 0
Disadvantaged
Achievement Gap 2009 2010 2011 2012
Subject Math Math Math Math
African American 76 -20 -17 -14 -11
Hispanic 81 -15 -13 -10 -7
Asian American 96 0 0 0 0
White 93 -3 -1 0 0
Economically 80 -16 -13 -10 -7
Disadvantaged
Achievement Gap 2009 2010 2011 2012
Subject Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies
African American 95 -4 -2 0 0
Hispanic 94 -5 -3 -1 0
Asian American 99 0 0 0 0
White 99 0 0 0 0
Economically 94 -5 -3 -1 0
Disadvantaged
Achievement Gap 2009 2010 2011 2012
Subject Science Science Science Science
African American 76 -18 -15 -12 -9
Hispanic 77 -17 -14 -11 -8
Asian American 93 -1 0 0 0
White 94 0 0 0 0
Economically 77 -17 -14 -11 -8
Disadvantaged

Objective 1 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
E. Special Populations 2009 2010 2011 2012
(TAKS Data; current LEP,
M1 & M2) (AYP)
Limited English Proficient LEP LEP LEP LEP
Reading/ELA 76% 79% 81% 84%
Math 74% 77% 80% 83%
Special Education Sp. Ed. Sp. Ed. Sp. Ed. Sp. Ed.
Reading/ELA 65% 68% 71% 74%
Math 57% 60% 63% 66%

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The Goal of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is high achievement for all students

Supporting Objective 1: Continuously increase student achievement

Objective 1 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
F. TAKS Commended 2009 2010 2011 2012
Scores (All Students)
Reading/ELA 36% 39% 42% 45%
Writing 39% 42% 45% 48%
Math 35% 38% 41% 44%
Social Studies 54% 57% 60% 63%
Science 32% 35% 38% 41%

Objective 1 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
G. Higher Education 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Readiness Component
(TSI) (EXIT Scores)
ELA 59% 63% 66% 69%
Math 63% 68% 71% 74%

Objective 1 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
H. SAT (perfect score: 2009 2010 2011 2012
2400)
Mean Scores
Count 742 750 775 800
Critical Reading 497 500 505 510
Math 533 535 537 539
Writing 489 492 494 496
Combined Scores 1519 1527 1536 1545

Objective 1 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
I. PSAT/NMSQT 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
National Merit Semifinalists 13 15 17 20

National Achievement 8 9 10 11
Scholarship Winners
National Hispanic 6 8 10 12
Recognition Program
National Merit Commended 24 28 32 36
Students

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The Goal of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is high achievement for all students

Supporting Objective 1: Continuously increase student achievement

Objective 1 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
J. Advanced 2009 2010 2011 2012
Placement
# taking test; % score of 3,
4, 5
Science # % # % # % # %
Biology 70 44.3% 80 50% 90 55% 100 60%
Chemistry 49 55.1% 60 58% 70 62% 80 68%
Physics B 62 46.8% 70 50% 75 52% 80 54%
Physics C Mech 63 49.2% 70 52% 75 54% 80 46%
Physics C EM 51 52.9% 60 55% 65 58% 70 61%
History # % # % # % # %
Government 78 52.6% 85 55% 95 58% 100 61%
Econ – Macro 45 53.3% 50 55% 55 58% 60 61%
US History 327 45% 340 50% 350 53% 360 56%
World History 271 24.7% 280 30% 290 35% 300 40%
Psychology 161 85.1% 175 87% 185 89% 200 91%
Math # % # % # % # %
Calculus AB 108 41.7% 115 45% 125 50% 135 55%
Calculus BC 77 49.4% 80 52% 85 55% 90 60%
Statistics 78 53.8% 85 55% 95 58% 100 61%
English # % # % # % # %
English Language 298 56.4% 300 58% 315 61% 330 64%
English Literature 238 58.4% 250 60% 260 63% 270 66%
Foreign Language # % # % # % # %
Spanish Language 304 69.7 320 74% 335 77% 350 80%

Objective 1 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
K. Graduation Data 2008 2009 2010 2011
Completion Rate # % # % # % # %
All Students 1,477 91.1 94% 96% 97%
African American 195 91.1 94% 96% 97%
Hispanic 506 83.6 88% 90% 92%
White 547 96.3 98% 98% 99%
Economically 445 86.2 88% 90% 92%
Disadvantaged
Graduation Rate # % # % # % # %
All Students 1,337 82.5% 84% 86% 88%
African American 173 80.8% 83% 86% 89%
Hispanic 421 69.6% 75% 78% 81%
White 523 90.4% 92% 94% 96%
Economically 377 73.1% 75% 78% 81%
Disadvantaged
Recommended Plan/ % % % %
Distinguished Plan (2007- 78% 81% 84%
72.6%)

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The Goal of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is high achievement for all students

Supporting Objective 2: Continuously improve the learning environment for


students and staff

Objective 2 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
A. Out of School 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Suspensions TBD
Number of students 2761 -5%
suspended from school
Number of incidences of 5835 -5%
suspensions from school
African American 1372 -5%
Hispanic 3255 -5%
Asian American 187 -5%
White 1007 -5%
Native American 14 -5%

Objective 2 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
B. DAEP Placements 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
TBD
Count of students assigned 614 677 -5%
to DAEP
Number of from school -5%
removals to DAEP
African American 158 -5%
Hispanic 350 -5%
Asian American 29 -5%
White 140 -5%
Native American 0

Objective 2 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
C. Attendance Rate 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
TBD
All Students 96.1
African American 95.7 +.3
Hispanic 95.9 +.3
Asian American 97.7 +.3
White 95.9 +.3
Native American 95.2 +.3
Economically 96.2 +.3
Disadvantaged

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The Goal of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is high achievement for all students

Supporting Objective 3: Continuously increase operational effectiveness

Objective 3 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
A. Financial Integrity 2008 2009 2010 2011
Rating System in
Texas (School FIRST)
Superior Superior Superior Superior

Objective 3 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
B. Increase 2008 2009 2010 2011
percentage of
operating
expenditures
expended for
instruction
(Functions 11,12,31,
33,36, and 95; objects
6112-6499)
69.63 70.0 70.5 71.0
Function 11, Instruction
Function 12, Instructional
Resources & Media Services
Function 31, Guidance,
Counseling & Evaluation
Services
Function 33, Health Services
Function 36, Extracurricular
Activities
Function 95, Payments to
Juvenile Justice Alternative
Education Program

Objects 6112-6499, all


expenditures excluding
Capital Outlay

Objective 3 Current Results Target


Performance Measure State
C. Fund balance as a 2008 2009 2010 2011
percentage of the total
expenditure budget
excluding the TIF and
Chapter 41 payments
31.42% 30.2% 30.5%

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The Goal of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is high achievement for all students

Supporting Objective 3: Continuously increase operational effectiveness

Objective 3 Current Results Target


Performance State
Measure
D. Kilowatt hour per 2009 2010 2011 2012
Sq. Ft. usage
10.64 10.0 9.5 9.2

Objective 3 Current Results Target


Performance State
Measure
E. Overtime hours 2009 2010 2011 2012
9870 7000 6200 5500

Objective 3 Current Results Target


Performance State
Measure
F. Highly Qualified 2009 2010 2011 2012
Teachers
100% 100% 100% 100%

Objective 3 Current Results Target


Performance State
Measure
G. Teacher 2009 2010 2011 2012
Classroom
Attendance Rate
93.50% 93.75% 94.0% 94.5%

Objective 3 Current Results Target


Performance State
Measure
H. All Staff 2009 2010 2011 2012
Attendance Rate
94.04% 94.25% 94.50% 95.0%

Objective 3 Current State Results Target


Performance
Measure
I. Teacher Turnover 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Rate
19.1% 17% 16% 15%

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The Goal of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is high achievement for all students

Supporting Objective 3: Continuously increase operational effectiveness

Objective 3 Current Results Target


Performance Measure
J. Availability of 2009 2010 2011 2012
Critical Technology
Systems
99% 99% 99.5% 99.5%

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The Goal of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is high achievement for all students

Supporting Objective 4: Continuously increase stakeholder confidence and


support of our school system

Objective 4 Current Results Target


Performance Measure:
A. Parent Survey – 2008 2009 2010 2011
Achieving Quality
Together
90.7% 92% 94% 96%
Satisfied/Very Satisfied/Very Satisfied/Very Satisfied/Very
Satisfied Satisfied Satisfied Satisfied

Objective 4 Current Results Target


Performance Measure:
B. Stakeholder Survey 2009 2010 2011 2012
(to be developed)
- 90% Satisfied/very 92% Satisfied/very 94% Satisfied/very
satisfied satisfied satisfied

Objective 4 Current Results Target


Performance Measure:
C. Staff Survey (to be 2009 2010 2011 2012
developed)
-- 90% 92% 94%
have confidence in have confidence in have confidence in
administration administration administration

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BOARD LEGAL STATUS BAA


POWERS AND DUTIES (LEGAL)

All powers and duties not specifically delegated by statute to TEA


or the State Board are reserved for the Board. Education Code
11.151(b)
The Board shall:
GOVERNANCE 1. Govern and oversee the management of the public schools of
the District. Education Code 11.151(b)
COMPREHENSIVE 2. Monitor progress toward the District’s comprehensive goals.
GOALS Education Code 11.1511(b)(2) [See AE]
PERFORMANCE 3. Establish performance goals for the District concerning:
GOALS
a. The academic and fiscal performance indicators under
Subchapters C and I, Chapter 39, respectively; and
b. Any performance indicators adopted by the District.
Education Code 11.1511(b)(3)
PLANNING AND 4. Adopt a policy to establish a District- and campus-level plan-
DECISION-MAKING ning and decision-making process. Education Code
PROCESS 11.1511(b)(5), 11.251(b) [See BQ series]
TAX RATE 5. Adopt a tax rate each fiscal year as required by Tax Code
26.05. Education Code 11.1511(b)(8)
ANNUAL BUDGET 6. Adopt and file a budget for the succeeding fiscal year. Educa-
tion Code 11.1511(b)(7), 44.004, 44.005 [See CE]
FINANCIAL 7. Monitor District finances to ensure that the Superintendent is
PROCEDURES properly maintaining the District’s financial procedures and
records. Education Code 11.1511(b)(9)
ANNUAL AUDIT 8. Have District fiscal accounts audited annually at District ex-
pense by a certified or public accountant holding a permit
from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy following
the close of each fiscal year. Education Code 11.1511(b)(10),
44.008(a) [See CFC]
FINANCIAL REPORT 9. Publish an end-of-year financial report for distribution to the
community. Education Code 11.1511(b)(11)
INTERNAL AUDITOR 10. Select the internal auditor if the District employs an internal
auditor. The internal auditor shall report directly to the Board.
Education Code 11.170
SUPERINTENDENT 11. Ensure that the Superintendent implements and monitors
plans, procedures, programs, and systems to achieve appro-
priate, clearly defined, and desired results in the major areas
of District operations. Education Code 11.051(a)

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BOARD LEGAL STATUS BAA


POWERS AND DUTIES (LEGAL)

12. Ensure that the Superintendent:


a. Is accountable for achieving performance results;
b. Recognizes performance accomplishments; and
c. Takes action as necessary to meet performance goals.
Education Code 11.1511(b)(4)
ANNUAL 13. Appraise the Superintendent annually using either the Com-
SUPERINTENDENT missioner’s recommended appraisal process or a process
APPRAISAL and criteria developed by the District. Education Code
21.354(c) [See BJCD]
PERFORMANCE 14. Publish an annual report describing the District’s educational
REPORT performance including campus performance objectives and
the progress of each campus toward those objectives. Edu-
cation Code 11.1511(b)(6), 39.053(a) [See BQ series, BR]
DEPOSITORY 15. Select a depository for District funds. Education Code, Ch.
45, Subch. G [See BDAE]

ELECTIONS 16. Conduct elections as required by law. Education Code


11.1511(b)(12)
17. Canvass election results as required by law. Election Code
67.003 [See BBB]
PROPERTY 18. Acquire and hold real and personal property in the name of
ACQUISITION the District. Education Code 11.151(a); Local Gov’t Code
271.004 [See CHG]
TITLE TO PROPERTY 19. Hold all rights and titles to the school property of the District,
whether real or personal. Education Code 11.151(c) [See CI]
PERSONNEL 20. Adopt a policy providing for the employment and duties of
District personnel. Education Code 11.1513 [See BJ series,
DC series, DEA]
RESTRICTIONS ON 21. Limit redundant requests for information and the number and
WRITTEN REPORTS length of written reports that a classroom teacher is required
to prepare. Education Code 11.164(a) [See DLB]
PAPERWORK REVIEW 22. Review paperwork requirements imposed on classroom
teachers and transfer to existing noninstructional staff a re-
porting task that can reasonably be accomplished by that
staff. Education Code 11.164(b) [See also DLB]
TERMINATION OF 23. Make decisions relating to terminating the employment of Dis-
EMPLOYMENT trict employees employed under a contract to which Educa-
tion Code Chapter 21 applies, including terminating or not re-

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newing an employment contract to which that chapter applies.


Education Code 11.1511(b)(14)
RELATIONSHIPS WITH 24. Seek to establish working relationships with other public enti-
OUTSIDE ENTITIES ties to make effective use of community resources and to
serve the needs of public school students in the community.
Education Code 11.1511(b)(1)
GRIEVANCES 25. By rule, adopt a process through which District personnel,
students or the parents or guardians of students, and mem-
bers of the public may obtain a hearing from the District ad-
ministrators and the Board regarding a complaint. Education
Code 11.1511(b)(13)
The Board may:
RULES AND BYLAWS 1. Adopt rules and bylaws. Education Code 11.151(d) [See BF]
TAX COLLECTION 2. Issue bonds and levy, pledge, assess, and collect an annual
ad valorem tax to pay the principal and interest on the bonds
as authorized under Education Code 45.001 and 45.003.
3. Levy, assess, and collect an annual ad valorem tax for main-
tenance and operation of the District as authorized under
Education Code 45.002 and 45.003.
Education Code 11.1511(c) [See CCA, CCG]
TAX OFFICIALS 4. Employ and compensate a tax assessor or collector, as the
Board considers appropriate. Education Code 11.1511(c),
45.231(a); Tax Code 6.22 [See BDAF]
CONTRACTS 5. Enter into contracts as authorized under the Education Code
or other law and delegate contractual authority to the Superin-
tendent as appropriate. Education Code 11.1511(c)
BEQUESTS 6. Receive bequests and donations or other moneys or funds
coming legally into its hands in the name of the District. Edu-
cation Code 11.151(a) [See CDC]
EMINENT DOMAIN 7. Exercise the right of eminent domain to acquire property.
Education Code 11.155
LEASE OF PERSONAL 8. Execute, perform, and make payments under contracts, which
PROPERTY may include leases, leases with option(s) to purchase, or in-
stallment purchases, with any person for the use, acquisition,
or purchases of any personal property, or the financing the-
reof. The contracts shall be on terms and conditions that are
deemed appropriate by the Board in accordance with state
law. Local Gov’t Code 271.005

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SALE OF PROPERTY 9. Authorize the sale of any property, other than minerals, held
in trust for free school purposes. Education Code 11.154(a)
[See CDB]
MINERAL RIGHTS 10. Sell minerals in land belonging to the District. Education
Code 11.153(a) [See CDB]
REAL ESTATE BROKER 11. Employ, retain, contract with, or compensate a licensed real
estate broker or salesperson for assistance in the acquisition
or sale of real property. Education Code 11.154(c)
ATTORNEY GENERAL 12. Request the assistance of the attorney general on any legal
matter. The District must pay any costs associated with the
assistance. Education Code 11.151(e)
LAWSUITS 13. Sue and be sued in the name of the District. Education Code
11.151(a)
COLLABORATION The Board and the Superintendent shall work together to:
WITH THE
SUPERINTENDENT 1. Advocate for the high achievement of all District students;
2. Create and support connections with community organiza-
tions to provide community-wide support for the high
achievement of all District students;
3. Provide educational leadership for the District, including lea-
dership in developing the District vision statement and long-
range educational plan;
4. Establish Districtwide policies and annual goals that are tied
directly to the District’s vision statement and long-range edu-
cational plan;
5. Support the professional development of principals, teachers,
and other staff; and
6. Periodically evaluate Board and Superintendent leadership,
governance, and teamwork.
Education Code 11.1512(b)

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PERFORMANCE / AEIS The Board shall publish an annual report describing the educa-
REPORT tional performance of the District and of each campus in the Dis-
trict. This report is provided by TEA and is termed the Academic
Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) report. It is intended to inform
the public about the educational performance of the District and of
each campus in relation to the District, the state, and a comparable
group of schools. The report shall include:
1. Uniform student performance and descriptive information as
required by rules of the Commissioner.
2. Campus performance objectives and the progress of each
campus toward those objectives.
3. The District’s performance rating and the performance rating
for each campus.
4. A comparison provided by TEA of:
a. The performance of each campus to its previous per-
formance and to state-established standards;
b. The performance of the District to its previous perform-
ance and to state-established standards; and
c. The performance of each campus or district to compara-
ble improvement.
5. The District’s current special education compliance status with
TEA.
6. A statement of the number, rate, and type of violent or crimi-
nal incidents that occurred on each District campus, to the ex-
tent permitted under the Family Educational Rights and Pri-
vacy Act of 1974 (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g). [See FL]
7. Information concerning school violence prevention and vio-
lence intervention policies and procedures that the District is
using to protect students.
8. The findings that result from evaluations conducted under the
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994
(20 U.S.C. Section 7101 et seq.).
9. A statement of the amount, if any, of the District’s unencum-
bered surplus fund balance as of the last day of the preceding
fiscal year and the percentage of the preceding year’s budget
that the surplus represents.
10. Information received from postsecondary institutions reporting
student performance during the first year enrolled after
graduating from high school for each high school campus in
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the District, presented in a form determined by the Commis-


sioner.
ADDITIONAL The District may not alter the report provided by TEA; however, it
INFORMATION may concurrently provide additional information to the public that
explains information in the report, such as:
1. Student information, including total enrollment, enrollment by
ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and grade groupings, and re-
tention rates.
2. Financial information, including revenue and expenditures.
3. Staff information, including number and type of staff by gen-
der, ethnicity, years of experience, and highest degree held,
teacher and administrator salaries, and teacher turnover.
4. Program information, including student enrollment by pro-
gram, teachers by program, and instructional operating ex-
penditures by program.
5. Number of students placed in a disciplinary alternative educa-
tion program under Education Code 37.
PUBLIC HEARING Within 90 days after the report is received from TEA, the Board
shall hold a hearing for public discussion of the report and shall
notify property owners and parents in the District of the hearing.
The notification must include notice to a newspaper of general cir-
culation in the District and notice to electronic media serving the
District.
PUBLICATION The report must be published within two weeks after the hearing, in
the same format as it was received from TEA.
AEIS After the hearing, the Board shall disseminate the report by posting
DISSEMINATION it in public places, such as school offices, local businesses, and
public libraries.
Education Code 39.053; 19 TAC 61.1022
AEIS INTERNET A district that maintains an Internet Web site shall, not later than
DISSEMINATION the tenth day of instruction of each school year, make the informa-
tion contained in the most recent AEIS report available to the public
on the Web site. Education Code 39.252
PRIMARY The information required to be reported in Education Code 39.053
CONSIDERATION shall be a primary consideration in District and campus planning.
Education Code 39.054(2)
SCHOOL REPORT TEA is required to prepare a campus report card for every campus
CARD (SRC) in the state. This report is called the school report card (SRC) and

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is intended to inform each student’s parents or guardians about the


school’s performance.
SRC Each school campus must disseminate the school report card
DISSEMINATION within six weeks after it is received from TEA. The campus may
disseminate the school report card in the same manner it normally
transmits official communications to parents and guardians. These
methods may include:
1. Including the SRC in a weekly folder sent home with each
student;
2. Mailing it to each student’s residence;
3. Providing it at a parent-teacher conference; or
4. Enclosing it with the student report card.
On written request, the District shall provide a copy of a campus
report card to any other party.
ADDITIONAL A school may not alter the SRC, but it may include additional in-
INFORMATION formation with the report that explains or supplements information
contained within the report.
Education Code 39.052; 19 TAC 61.1021
SRC INTERNET A district that maintains an Internet Web site shall, not later than
DISSEMINATION the tenth day of instruction of each school year, make the informa-
tion contained in the most recent SRC for each campus available
to the public on the Web site. Education Code 39.252
ANNUAL FINANCIAL The Commissioner shall develop a reporting procedure under
MANAGEMENT which the District is required to prepare and distribute an annual
REPORT financial management report. The annual financial management
report prepared by the District must include a description of the
District’s financial management performance based on a compari-
son, provided by TEA, of the District’s performance on the indica-
tors in Texas Administrative Code Title 19, Section 109.1002.
The public shall be given an opportunity to comment on the report
at a hearing.
REPORT The report shall contain information on state-established standards
REQUIREMENTS and the District’s financial management performance under each
indicator for the current and previous years’ financial accountability
ratings, along with any descriptive information required by the
Commissioner including:
1. A copy of the Superintendent’s current employment contract.
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contract on the District’s Internet site in lieu of publication in


the annual financial management report;
2. A summary schedule for the fiscal year (12-month period) of
total reimbursements received by the Superintendent and
each Board member, including transactions resulting from use
of the District’s credit card(s) to cover expenses incurred by
the Superintendent and each Board member. The summary
schedule shall separately report reimbursements for meals,
lodging, transportation, motor fuel, and other items (the sum-
mary schedule of total reimbursements is not to include reim-
bursements for supplies and materials that were purchased
for the operation of the District);
3. A summary schedule for the fiscal year of the dollar amount of
compensation and/or fees received by the Superintendent
from another school district or any other outside entity in ex-
change for professional consulting and/or other personal ser-
vices. The schedule shall separately report the amount re-
ceived from each entity;
4. A summary schedule for the fiscal year of the total dollar
amount received by the executive officers and Board mem-
bers of gifts that had an economic value of $250 or more in
the aggregate in the fiscal year. This reporting requirement
only applies to:
a. Gifts received by the District’s executive officers and
Board members (and their immediate family as de-
scribed by Government Code, Chapter 573, Subchapter
B, as a person related to another person within the first
degree by consanguinity or affinity) from an outside en-
tity that received payments from the District in the prior
fiscal year, and
b. Gifts from competing vendors that were not awarded
contracts in the prior fiscal year.
This reporting requirement does not apply to reimbursement
of travel-related expenses by an outside entity when the pur-
pose of the travel is to investigate or explore matters directly
related to the duties of an executive officer or Board member,
or matters related to attendance at education-related confer-
ences and seminars whose primary purpose is to provide
continuing education (this exclusion does not apply to trips for
entertainment-related purposes or pleasure trips). This report-
ing requirement excludes an individual gift or a series of gifts
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value of less than $250 per executive officer or Board mem-


ber; and
5. A summary schedule for the fiscal year of the dollar amount
by Board member for the aggregate amount of business
transactions with the District. This reporting requirement is not
to duplicate the items disclosed in the summary schedule of
reimbursements received by Board members; and
6. Any other information the Board of the District determines to
be useful.
PUBLIC HEARING The Board shall hold a public hearing on the report. The Board
shall give notice of the hearing to property owners and to parents
of District students.
The public hearing on the annual financial management report
shall be held in the District’s facilities within two months of receipt
of a final financial accountability rating.
In addition to other notice required by law, notice of the hearing
must be provided to a newspaper of general circulation in the Dis-
trict once a week for two weeks prior to holding the public meeting,
providing the time and place where the hearing is to be held. The
first notice in the newspaper may not be more than 30 days prior to
or less than 14 days prior to the public meeting. If there is not a
newspaper published in the county in which the District’s central
administration office is located, then the notice is to be published in
the county nearest the county seat of the county in which the Dis-
trict’s central administration office is located.
Notice of the hearing must also be provided through electronic mail
to media serving the District.
At the hearing, the annual financial management report shall be
disseminated to parents and taxpayers in attendance. The annual
financial management report shall be retained in the District for at
least a three-year period after the public hearing and shall be made
available to parents and taxpayers upon request.
CORRECTIVE ACTION A corrective action plan shall be filed with TEA by each school dis-
PLAN trict that received a rating of Substandard Achievement or Sus-
pended—Data Quality. The corrective action plan, prepared in ac-
cordance with the instructions from the Commissioner, is to be filed
within one month after the District’s public hearing.
DISSEMINATION After the hearing, the report shall be disseminated in the District in
the manner prescribed by the Commissioner.
Education Code 39.203; 19 TAC 109.1005

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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
GLOSSARY

C-FB ISD Strategic Improvement Plan

Strategic Plan: any formulated, regular, or special method or plan


of procedure

Goal: the result or achievement toward which effort is


directed; aim; end

Objective: something that one’s efforts or actions are intended


to attain or accomplish

Performance Measure: the execution or accomplishment of work, acts,


feats, etc. with a standard of comparison,
estimation, or judgment

Current State: latest and most up to date data available

Results Target: outcome with a measurable goal to be reached

Supporting Objective 1

A. & B. 2010 Standards for Recognized/Exemplary/Academically


Acceptable
Exemplary
„ 90% on TAKS Assessments for each subject or meets standard with TPM
or 1 Exception and for all student groups.
„ 95% Completion Rate for all student groups.
„ 1.8% Annual Dropout Rate for all student groups.
„ A district that underreports more than 150 students or more than 4% of its
prior year students cannot be rated Exemplary.
Recognized
„ 80% for each subject or meets the floor and Required Improvement or
meets standard with TPM or Exceptions (based on size of campus)
„ 85% Completion Rate for all student groups or meets floor of 75% and
Required Improvement.
„ 1.8% Annual Dropout Rate for all student groups.
„ A district that underreports more than 150 students or more than 4% of its
prior year students cannot be rated Exemplary.

Academically Acceptable
„ Meets each standard:
„ 70% Reading/ELA
„ 70% Writing
„ 70% Social Studies
„ 60% Mathematics
„ 55% Science
„ or meets the floor and Required Improvement or meets standard with TPM
or Exceptions (based on size of campus)
„ 75% Completion Rate for all student groups or meets Required
Improvement
„ 1.8% Annual Dropout Rate for all student groups
„ A district that underreports more than 150 students or more than 4% of its
prior year students cannot be rated Exemplary.
„ TAKS Accommodated results are included in determining accountability ratings
for all subjects and grades in English and Spanish versions; and in Gold
Performance Acknowledgements.

C. No Child Left Behind (NCLB)/Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)


Under the federal legislation NCLB, all schools/districts are required to meet adequate
yearly progress as determined by the following.
Assessment Indicators: Reading/English Language Arts
Mathematics
Student Groups: All Students, African American, Hispanic, White, Economically
Disadvantaged, Special Education, Limited English Proficient
Grades Tested: 3-8 and 10
Assessments: TAKS, TAKS Accommodated, TAKS M, TAKS Alt, LAT, TELPAS
Reading
Performance Standards for 09/10: Reading/ELA 73%; Mathematics 67%
Completion/Graduation: 70%
Attendance: 90%
Participation: 95%

D. Achievement Gap
The difference between a sub group and the highest performing sub group in the district
based on the 2009 TAKS results.

E. Special Populations
Limited English Proficient (LEP) students and Special Education students are indicators
in the federal accountability system (No Child Left Behind). Information about how these
groups are determined and tested is listed below.
Limited English Proficient (LEP) students plus students M1 and M2
EXIT Guidelines for moving from LEP to M1
EXITS 2nd - STANFORD 10 will be used to Exit Second graders.
♦ STANFORD 10 – 40% (N/PR-S) or above in Reading + 40%(N/PR-S) or above in Lang
Arts.
♦ Oral English WMLS-R – Level 4 or above
♦ Report Card – Passing grades with minimal or no modifications, reading on-level
♦ TELPAS Writing –ADV High
♦ Denials – use the same EXIT criteria

EXITS TAKS 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th , 9th


♦ Pass the TAKS Reading “Met Expectations” or higher
♦ Oral English WMLS-R – Level 4 or above
♦ Report Card – Passing grades with minimal or no modifications, reading on-level
♦ TELPAS Writing – ADV High
♦ Denials – use the same EXIT criteria

EXITS TAKS 4th, 7th, 10th ELA & Exit Level ELA
♦ Pass the English TAKS Reading “Met Expectations” or higher
♦ Pass the English TAKS Writing “Met Expectations” or higher
♦ Oral English WMLS-R – Level 4 or above
♦ Report Card – Passing grades with minimal or no modifications, reading on-level
♦ Denials – use the same EXIT criteria
M1 – Monitoring 1st year that a student has been EXITED from ESL
M2 – Monitoring 2nd year that a student has been EXITED from ESL

Special Education – Special education students who took TAKS, TAKS Accommodated,
TAKS Alt and TAKS M

F. TAKS Commended
2400 Scaled Score on each test
3 on writing
Percent of questions a student had to get correct on the 2009 TAKS to earn commended
status varied from a low of 86% to a high of 95%.

TAKS Commended Requirements for 2009


Grade Subject #correct/# of items % correct
3 Reading 33/36 92%
4 Reading 38/40 85%
5 Reading 39/42 93%
6 Reading 38/42 90%
7 Reading 45/48 94%
8 Reading 45/48 94%
9 Reading 37/42 88%
10 ELA 64/73* 2 or higher 88%
on composition
Exit Level ELA 63/73* 2 or higher 86%
on composition
3 Math 37/40 93%
4 Math 39/42 93%
5 Math 40/44 91%
6 Math 41/46 89%
7 Math 44/48 92%
8 Math 45/50 90%
9 Math 45/52 87%
10 Math 51/56 91%
Exit Level Math 53/60 88%
4 Writing 28/32* 3 or higher 88%
on composition
7 Writing 34/44* 3 or higher 89%
on composition
5 Science 37/40 93%
8 Science 44/50 88%
10 Science 50/55 91%
Exit Level Science 49/55 89%
8 Social Studies 42/48 88%
10 Social Studies 44/50 88%
Exit Level Social Studies 49/55 89%

G. Higher Education Readiness Component (Texas Success Initiative –


TSI)
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board set the following standard of college
readiness on the exit-level TAKS.
ELA – 2200 scaled score; 3 on essay
Math – 2200 scaled score

H. Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT)


The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic
Assessment Test) is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The
SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a non-profit organization
in the United States. In 2005, the test was renamed to the "SAT Reasoning Test" with
possible scores from 600 to 2400 combining test results from three 800-point sections
(math, critical reading, and writing), along with other subsections scored separately.

I. PSAT/NMSQT
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a multiple-
choice standardized test administered by the College Board and National Merit
Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States.

The test is composed of three sections: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing. The
minimum Selection Index for recognition as a Semifinalist is determined by selection
unit and is set by the NMSC in each at whatever score yields about the 99th percentile.
Students not recognized as Semifinalists but whose Selection Index is above a different
limit are recognized as Commended Students.

The National Hispanic Recognition Program identifies nearly 5,000 of the highest-
scoring students (from a nationwide total of more than 200,000 juniors) in the United
States and U.S. Territories who take the PSAT/NMSQT and designate themselves as
Hispanic/Latino.

The National Achievement Scholarship Program is a privately financed academic


competition established in 1964 specifically to honor scholastically talented Black
American youth, and to provide scholarships to a substantial number of the most
outstanding participants in each annual competition.

J. Advanced Placement
Through Advanced Placement courses and exams, students can earn high school and
college credit. Scores range from a 1 to a 5, with 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the
highest score. A score of 3, 4, or 5 is considered a passing score.

K. Graduation Data
Dropout Rate and Completion Rates (High School)

• The Longitudinal Dropout data is what is used for the Graduation Rate and the
Completion Rates.
• Longitudinal dropout data tracks students who enter the 9th grade in a given year
and follows them for 5 years.
• The Graduation Rate is only those students who graduate in four or fewer years
divided by the entire class. This rate is used in AYP.
• There are 2 Completion Rates.
– Completion Rate I is the sum of graduates and continuers divided by the
entire class.
– Completion Rate II is the sum of graduates, continuers and GED recipients
divided by the entire class.

Standard:
Exemplary: Completion Rate I of 95% or more
Recognized: Completion Rate I of 85% or more
Academically Acceptable: Completion Rate 1 of 75% or more

Dropout Rate (Middle School)

• Students in grades 7 and/or 8 are evaluated based on a one-year measure,


calculated by summing the number of dropouts across the two grades.

Standard: 2% or less for all ratings categories


Any district or campus with a rate higher than 2.0% that does not demonstrate Required
Improvement will be rated Academically Unacceptable.
Supporting Objective 2
A. Out-of-School Suspension (SOS)
A principal or other appropriate administrator may suspend a student who engages in
conduct identified in the student code of conduct as conduct for which a student may be
suspended. An OSS may not exceed 3 school days. For purposes of this rule, a partial-day
suspension counts as one day toward the three-day limit.

B. DAEP
Disciplinary Alternative Education Program. The Texas legislature established a policy in
1995 requiring school districts to have an “alternative educational setting for behavioral
management.” Students are removed from their school and sent to the CFBISD Bea
Salazar alternative program ACT (Academic Character Training).

C. Attendance Rate
Attendance rates reported in AEIS are based on student attendance for the entire school
year. Only students in grades 1-12 are included in the calculations. Attendance is
calculated as follows: total number of days students were present divided by total number
of days students were in membership.

Supporting Objective 3

B. Increase Percentage of Operating Expenditures Expended for


Instruction
• Function 11
Instruction

• Function 12
Instructional Resources & Media Services

• Function 31
Guidance, Counseling & Evaluation

• Function 33
Health Services

• Function 36
Extracurricular Activities

• Function 95
Payments to Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program
• Objects 6112 – 6499
All expenditures excluding Capital Outlay

C. TIF
Tax Increment Finance Zone payment

D. Kilowatt Hour per Square Foot


Measure of annual electric energy consumption expressed on a square foot basis

E. Overtime Hours
Hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week by non-exempt employees. Non-exempt
employees are generally non-professional staff including clerical/technical, maintenance,
custodial and food service employees who are paid on an hourly basis.

G. Teacher Classroom Attendance Rate


Percentage of days teachers are in their classrooms and not absent for any reason

H. All Staff Attendance Rate


Percentage of days all staff are at work and not absent for any reason

I. Teacher Turnover Rate


Percentage of classroom teachers who leave the district annually
DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLAN

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REQUIRED PLANS The Board shall ensure that a District improvement plan and im-
provement plans for each campus are developed, reviewed, and
revised annually for the purpose of improving the performance of
all students. The Board shall annually approve District and cam-
pus performance objectives and shall ensure that the District and
campus plans:
1. Are mutually supportive to accomplish the identified objec-
tives; and
2. At a minimum, support the state goals and objectives under
Education Code Chapter 4.
Education Code 11.251(a)
DISTRICT The District shall have a District improvement plan that is devel-
IMPROVEMENT oped, evaluated, and revised annually, in accordance with District
PLAN policy, by the Superintendent with the assistance of the District-
level committee. The purpose of the District improvement plan is
to guide District and campus staff in the improvement of student
performance for all student groups in order to attain state stan-
dards in respect to the academic excellence indicators. [See GND]
The District improvement plan must include provisions for:
1. A comprehensive needs assessment addressing District stu-
dent performance on the academic excellence indicators, and
other appropriate measures of performance, that are disag-
gregated by all student groups served by the District, includ-
ing categories of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sex, and
populations served by special programs, including students in
special education programs under Education Code Chapter
29, Subchapter A.
2. Measurable District performance objectives for all appropriate
academic excellence indicators for all student populations, in-
cluding students in special education programs under Educa-
tion Code Chapter 29, Subchapter A, and other measures of
student performance that may be identified through the com-
prehensive needs assessment.
3. Strategies for improvement of student performance that in-
clude:
a. Instructional methods for addressing the needs of stu-
dent groups not achieving their full potential.
b. Methods for addressing the needs of students for special
programs, such as suicide prevention, conflict resolution,
violence prevention, or dyslexia treatment programs.

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c. Dropout reduction.
d. Integration of technology in instructional and administra-
tive programs.
e. Discipline management.
f. Staff development for professional staff of the District.
g. Career education to assist students in developing the
knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for a
broad range of career opportunities.
h. Accelerated education.
4. Strategies for providing to middle school, junior high school,
and high school students, those students’ teachers and coun-
selors, and those students’ parents information about:
a. Higher education admissions and financial aid opportuni-
ties.
b. The TEXAS grant program and the Teach for Texas
grant program.
c. The need for students to make informed curriculum
choices to be prepared for success beyond high school.
d. Sources of information on higher education admissions
and financial aid.
5. Resources needed to implement identified strategies.
6. Staff responsible for ensuring the accomplishment of each
strategy.
7. Time lines for ongoing monitoring of the implementation of
each improvement strategy.
8. Formative evaluation criteria for determining periodically
whether strategies are resulting in intended improvement of
student performance.
Education Code 11.252(a)
9. A discipline management program providing for prevention of
and education concerning unwanted physical or verbal ag-
gression, sexual harassment, and other forms of bullying in
schools, on school grounds, and in school vehicles. Educa-
tion Code 37.083(a) [See FNC]
10. A dating violence policy that must:

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a. Include a definition of dating violence that includes the


intentional use of physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional
abuse by a person to harm, threaten, intimidate, or con-
trol another person in a dating relationship, as defined by
Family Code 71.0021; and
b. Address safety planning, enforcement of protective or-
ders, school-based alternatives to protective orders,
training for teachers and administrators, counseling for
affected students, and awareness education for students
and parents.
Education Code 37.0831 [See FFH]
The District’s plan for the improvement of student performance is
not filed with TEA, but the District must make the plan available to
TEA on request. Education Code 11.252(b)
CAMPUS-LEVEL Each school year, the principal of each school campus, with the
PLAN assistance of the campus-level committee, shall develop, review,
and revise the campus improvement plan for the purpose of im-
proving student performance for all student populations, including
students in special education programs under Education Code
Chapter 29, Subchapter A, with respect to the academic excellence
indicators and any other appropriate performance measures for
special needs populations.
Each campus improvement plan must:
1. Assess the academic achievement for each student in the
school using the academic excellence indicator system.
2. Set the campus performance objectives based on the aca-
demic excellence indicator system, including objectives for
special needs populations, including students in special edu-
cation programs under Education Code Chapter 29, Subchap-
ter A.
3. Identify how the campus goals will be met for each student.
4. Determine the resources needed to implement the plan.
5. Identify staff needed to implement the plan.
6. Set time lines for reaching the goals.
7. Measure progress toward the performance objectives periodi-
cally to ensure that the plan is resulting in academic im-
provement.
8. Provide for a program to encourage parental involvement at
the campus.
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9. Include goals and methods for violence prevention and inter-


vention on campus.
Education Code 11.253(c), (d)
SHARED SERVICES Each District participating in a shared services arrangement (SSA)
ARRANGEMENT for disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) services
FOR DAEP shall ensure that the District improvement plan and each campus-
SERVICES level plan include the performance of the DAEP student group for
the respective District. The identified objectives for the improve-
ment plans shall include:
1. Student groups served, including overrepresentation of stu-
dents from economically disadvantaged families, with ethnic
and racial representations, and with a disability who receive
special education and limited English proficiency services;
2. Attendance rates;
3. Pre- and post-assessment results;
4. Dropout rates;
5. Graduation rates; and
6. Recidivism rates.
19 TAC 103.1201(b)
EVALUATION At least every two years, the District shall evaluate the effective-
ness of the District’s decision-making and planning policies, proce-
dures, and staff development activities related to District- and cam-
pus-level decision making and planning to ensure that they are
effectively structured to positively impact student performance.
Education Code 11.252(d)
PLANNING AND The Board shall adopt a policy to establish a District- and campus-
DECISION-MAKING level planning and decision-making process that will involve the
PROCESS professional staff of the District, parents of students enrolled in the
District, business representatives, and community members in es-
tablishing and reviewing the District’s and campuses’ educational
plans, goals, performance objectives, and major classroom instruc-
tional programs. Education Code 11.251(b)
ADMINISTRATIVE The Board shall ensure that an administrative procedure is pro-
PROCEDURE vided to clearly define the respective roles and responsibilities of
the Superintendent, central office staff, principals, teachers, Dis-
trict-level committee members, and campus-level committee mem-
bers in the areas of planning, budgeting, curriculum, staffing pat-
terns, staff development, and school organization. The Board shall
also ensure that the District-level planning and decision-making

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committee will be actively involved in establishing the administra-


tive procedure that defines the respective roles and responsibilities
pertaining to planning and decision making at the District and cam-
pus levels. Education Code 11.251(d)
REQUIREMENTS The District policy must provide that all pertinent federal planning
requirements are addressed through the District- and campus-level
planning process. Education Code 11.251(f)
The planning and decision-making requirements do not:
1. Prohibit the Board from conducting meetings with teachers or
groups of teachers other than the District-level committee
meetings.
2. Prohibit the Board from establishing policies providing ave-
nues for input from others, including students or paraprofes-
sional staff, in District- or campus-level planning and decision
making.
3. Limit or affect the power of the Board to govern the public
schools.
4. Create a new cause of action or require collective bargaining.
Education Code 11.251(g)

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DISTRICT MISSION, The Board shall approve and periodically review the District’s mis-
GOALS, AND sion and goals to improve student performance. The mission,
OBJECTIVES AND goals, and the approved District and campus objectives shall be
CAMPUS OBJECTIVES mutually supportive and shall support the state goals and objec-
tives under Education Code, Chapter 4. [See AE(EXHIBIT)]
DISTRICT The District’s planning process to improve student performance
IMPROVEMENT includes the development of the District’s educational goals, the
PLANNING PROCESS legal requirements for the District and campus improvement plans,
all pertinent federal planning requirements, and administrative pro-
cedures. The Board shall approve the process under which the
educational goals are developed and shall ensure that input is
gathered from the District-level committee.
PARENTAL The Board shall ensure that the District and campus improvement
INVOLVEMENT plans, as applicable, address all elements required by federal law
PLAN for receipt of Title I, Part A funds, including elements pertaining to
parental involvement. The District-level and campus-level commit-
tees shall involve parents in the development of such plans and in
the process for campus review and improvement of student aca-
demic achievement and campus performance. [See EHBD]
ADMINISTRATIVE The Board shall ensure that administrative procedures meet legal
PROCEDURES AND requirements in the areas of planning, budgeting, curriculum, staff-
REPORTS ing patterns, staff development, and school organization; ade-
quately reflect the District’s planning process; and include imple-
mentation guidelines, time frames, and necessary resources. The
Superintendent shall report periodically to the Board on the status
of the planning process, including a review of the related adminis-
trative procedures, any revisions to improve the process, and pro-
gress on implementation of identified strategies.
EVALUATION The Board shall ensure that data are gathered and criteria are de-
veloped to undertake the required biennial evaluation to ensure
that policies, procedures, and staff development activities related to
planning and decision-making are effectively structured to posi-
tively impact student performance.

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PROCESS The Board shall establish a procedure under which meetings are
held regularly by the District-level planning and decision-making
committee that includes representative professional staff, parents
of students enrolled in the District, business representatives, and
community members. The committee shall include a business rep-
resentative, without regard to whether the representative resides in
the District or whether the business the person represents is lo-
cated in the District. The Board, or the Board’s designee, shall pe-
riodically meet with the District-level committee to review the Dis-
trict-level committee’s deliberations. Education Code 11.251(b)
ADMINISTRATIVE The Board shall ensure that the district-level planning and deci-
PROCEDURE sion-making committee will be actively involved in establishing the
administrative procedure that defines the respective roles and re-
sponsibilities pertaining to planning and decision-making at the dis-
trict and campus levels. Education Code 11.251(d)
COMMITTEE The Board shall adopt a procedure, consistent with Education
Code 21.407(a) [see DGA], for the professional staff in the District
to nominate and elect the professional staff representatives who
shall serve on the District-level committee. At least two-thirds of
the elected professional staff representatives must be classroom
teachers. The remaining staff representatives shall include both
campus- and District-level professional staff members.
Board policy must provide procedures for:
1. The selection of parents to the District-level committee.
2. The selection of community members and business represen-
tatives to serve on the District-level committee in a manner
that provides for appropriate representation of the commu-
nity’s diversity.
Education Code 11.251(e)

Note: See BF for information on the committee’s role in re-


questing waivers.

DEFINITIONS For purposes of establishing the composition of committees:


1. A person who stands in parental relation to a student is con-
sidered a parent.
2. A parent who is an employee of the District is not considered
a parent representative on the committee.
3. A parent is not considered a representative of community
members on the committee.

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4. Community members must reside in the District and must be


at least 18 years of age.
Education Code 11.251(c)
CONSULTATION A Superintendent shall regularly consult the District-level commit-
tee in the planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of the
District educational program. Education Code 11.252(f)
DISTRICT The District shall have a District improvement plan that is devel-
IMPROVEMENT PLAN oped, evaluated, and revised annually, in accordance with District
policy, by the Superintendent with the assistance of the District-
level committee. The purpose of the District improvement plan is
to guide District and campus staff in the improvement of student
performance for all student groups in order to attain state stan-
dards in respect to the academic excellence indicators. Education
Code 11.252(a) [See BQ]
DROPOUT The District-level planning and decision-making committee shall
PREVENTION REVIEW analyze information related to dropout prevention, including:
1. The results of the audit of dropout records required by Educa-
tion Code 39.055;
2. Campus information related to graduation rates, dropout
rates, high school equivalency certificate rates, and the per-
centage of students who remain in high school more than four
years after entering grade level 9;
3. The number of students who enter a high school equivalency
certificate program and:
a. Do not complete the program,
b. Complete the program but do not take the high school
equivalency examination, or
c. Complete the program and take the high school equiva-
lency examination but do not obtain a high school
equivalency certificate;
4. For students enrolled in grade levels 9 and 10, information
related to academic credit hours earned, retention rates, and
placements in disciplinary alternative education programs and
expulsions under Chapter 37; and
5. The results of an evaluation of each school-based dropout
prevention program in the District.
The District-level planning and decision-making committee shall
use the information reviewed under this policy in developing Dis-
trict improvement plans.
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Education Code 11.255


CAMPUS INCENTIVE The District-level planning and decision-making committee must
PLAN approve a campus incentive plan developed by each campus-level
planning and decision-making committee or other campus-level
decision-making body. The campus incentive plan must be submit-
ted by the District on behalf of an eligible campus.
The Texas Education Agency may consider for approval only a
campus incentive plan developed, approved, and submitted in ac-
cordance with Education Code 21.654 and 19 TAC 102.1071. [See
BQB]
Education Code 21.654; 19 TAC 102.1071(c)
PUBLIC MEETINGS The District-level committee established under Education Code
11.251 shall hold at least one public meeting per year. The re-
quired meeting shall be held after receipt of the annual District per-
formance report from the agency for the purpose of discussing the
performance of the District and the District performance objectives.
District policy and procedures must be established to ensure that
systematic communications measures are in place to periodically
obtain broad-based community, parent, and staff input and to pro-
vide information to those persons regarding the recommendations
of the District-level committee. This does not create a new cause
of action or require collective bargaining. Education Code
11.252(e)

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DISTRICT-LEVEL In compliance with Education Code 11.251, the District-level com-


COMMITTEE mittee shall advise the Board or its designee in establishing and
reviewing the District’s educational goals, objectives, and major
Districtwide classroom instructional programs identified by the
Board or its designee. The committee shall serve exclusively in an
advisory role except that the committee shall approve staff devel-
opment of a Districtwide nature.
CHAIRPERSON The committee chairperson shall be elected by the members of the
District-level committee. The assistant superintendent for curricu-
lum shall be the Board’s designee to the committee.
MEETINGS The chairperson of the committee shall set its agenda and shall
schedule at least six meetings per year or at the call of the chair-
person. All committee meetings normally shall be held outside of
the regular school day.
DUTIES OF The committee shall perform duties as described in BQA(LEGAL).
COMMITTEE
COMMUNITY INPUT The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the District-level
committee obtains broad-based community, parent, and staff input
and provides information to those persons on a systematic basis.
Communications shall include, but not be limited to the following:
1. Periodic meetings to gather input and provide information on
the work of the committee. These meetings shall be adver-
tised in District publications and through the media.
2. Articles in in-house publications regarding work of the com-
mittee.
3. Regular news releases to the media in the District regarding
the work of the committee.
4. Periodic reports to the principals on the work of the committee
that may be posted on campus bulletin boards.
COMPOSITION The committee shall be composed of members who shall represent
campus-based professional staff, District-level professional staff,
parents, businesses, and the community. Each campus shall have
a District-level committee representative who shall also serve on
the campus-level committee. At least two-thirds of the District and
campus professional staff shall be classroom teachers. The re-
maining members shall be professional nonteaching District- and
campus-level staff. For purposes of this policy, District-level pro-
fessional staff shall be defined as professionals who have respon-
sibilities at more than one campus, including, but not limited to,
central office staff.

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PARENTS The committee shall include at least two parents of students cur-
rently enrolled within the District, selected in accordance with ad-
ministrative procedures. The Superintendent shall, through various
channels, inform all parents of District students about the commit-
tee’s duties and composition and shall solicit volunteers. [See
BQA(LEGAL)]
COMMUNITY The committee shall include community members selected by a
MEMBERS process that provides for adequate representation of the commu-
nity’s diversity, in accordance with administrative procedures. The
Superintendent shall use several methods of communication to en-
sure that community residents are informed of the committee and
are provided the opportunity to participate and shall solicit volun-
teers. All community member representatives must reside in the
District.
BUSINESS The committee shall include businesspeople, selected by a proc-
REPRESENTATIVES ess that provides for adequate representation of the community’s
diversity, in accordance with administrative procedures. The Su-
perintendent shall use several methods of communication to en-
sure that community residents are informed of the committee and
are provided the opportunity to participate and shall solicit volun-
teers. Business member representatives need not reside in nor
operate businesses in the District.
PROFESSIONAL The District-level membership shall consist of District-level profes-
STAFF sional and nonteaching professional members who shall be nomi-
nated by and elected from the District-level professional staff.
ELECTIONS An employee’s affiliation or lack of affiliation with any organization
or association shall not be a factor in either the nomination or elec-
tion of representatives on the committee. [See also DGA]
The consent of each nominee shall be obtained before the per-
son’s name may appear on the ballot. Election of the committee
shall be held in the fall of each school year at a time determined by
the Board or its designee. Nomination and election shall be con-
ducted in accordance with this policy and administrative regula-
tions.
TERMS Representatives shall serve staggered two-year terms and shall be
limited to one consecutive term on the committee. After the initial
election or selection, representatives shall draw lots, within each
representative category, to determine the length of initial terms.
VACANCY If a vacancy occurs among the representatives, nominations shall
be solicited and an election held or selection made for the unex-
pired term in the same manner as for the annual election.

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OTHER ADVISORY The existence of the District-level committee shall not affect the
GROUPS authority of the Board or its designee to appoint or establish other
advisory groups or task forces to assist it in matters pertaining to
District instruction.

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The District shall maintain current policies and procedures to en-


sure that effective planning and site-based decision making occur
at each campus to direct and support the improvement of student
performance for all students. Education Code 11.253(a)
COMMITTEES The District’s policy and procedures shall establish campus-level
planning and decision-making committees as provided by Educa-
tion Code 11.251(b)–(e). Education Code 11.253(b)
CONSULTATION A principal shall regularly consult the campus-level committee in
the planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of the campus
educational program. Education Code 11.253(h)
RESPONSIBILITIES In accordance with the administrative procedures established un-
der Education Code 11.251(b), the campus-level committee shall
be involved in decisions in the areas of planning, budgeting, cur-
riculum, staffing patterns, staff development, and school organiza-
tion. Education Code 11.253(e)
CAMPUS Each school year, the principal of each school campus, with the
IMPROVEMENT assistance of the campus-level committee, shall develop, review,
PLAN and revise the campus improvement plan for the purpose of im-
proving student performance for all student populations with re-
spect to the academic excellence indicators [see GND] and any
other appropriate performance measures for special needs popula-
tions. Education Code 11.253(c) [See BQ]
STAFF The campus-level committee must approve the portions of the
DEVELOPMENT campus plan addressing campus staff development needs.
The above paragraphs do not create a new cause of action or re-
quire collective bargaining.
Education Code 11.253(e), (f)
DROPOUT Each campus-level planning and decision-making committee for a
PREVENTION junior, middle, or high school campus shall analyze information re-
REVIEW lated to dropout prevention, including:
1. The results of the audit of dropout records required by Educa-
tion Code 39.055;
2. Campus information related to graduation rates, dropout
rates, high school equivalency certificate rates, and the per-
centage of students who remain in high school more than four
years after entering grade level 9;
3. The number of students who enter a high school equivalency
certificate program and:
a. Do not complete the program,

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b. Complete the program but do not take the high school


equivalency examination, or
c. Complete the program and take the high school equiva-
lency examination but do not obtain a high school
equivalency certificate;
4. For students enrolled in grade levels 9 and 10, information
related to academic credit hours earned, retention rates, and
placements in disciplinary alternative education programs and
expulsions under Chapter 37; and
5. The results of an evaluation of each school-based dropout
prevention program in the District.
Each campus-level planning and decision-making committee shall
use the information reviewed under this policy in developing Dis-
trict or campus improvement plans.
Education Code 11.255
PROCESS The Board shall establish a procedure under which meetings are
held regularly by campus-level planning and decision-making
committees that include representative professional staff, parents
of students enrolled in the District, business representatives, and
community members. The committees shall include a business
representative, without regard to whether the representative re-
sides in the District or whether the business the person represents
is located in the District. Education Code 11.251(b)
ADMINISTRATIVE The Board shall also ensure that an administrative procedure is
PROCEDURE provided to clearly define the respective roles and responsibilities
of the Superintendent, central office staff, principals, teachers, Dis-
trict-level committee members, and campus-level committee mem-
bers in the areas of planning, budgeting, curriculum, staffing pat-
terns, staff development, and school organization. Education Code
11.251(d)
SELECTION OF The Board shall adopt a procedure, consistent with Education
COMMITTEES Code 21.407(a) [see DGA], for the professional staff in the District
to nominate and elect the professional staff representatives who
shall serve on the campus planning and decision-making commit-
tees. At least two-thirds of the elected professional staff represen-
tatives must be classroom teachers. The remaining staff represen-
tatives shall include both campus- and District-level professional
staff members.
Board policy must provide procedures for:
1. The selection of parents to the campus-level committees.

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2. The selection of community members and business represen-


tatives to serve on the committee in a manner that provides
for appropriate representation of the community’s diversity.
Education Code 11.251(e)

Note: See BF for information on the committee’s role in re-


questing waivers.

DEFINITIONS For purposes of establishing the composition of committees:


1. A person who stands in parental relation to a student is con-
sidered a parent.
2. A parent who is an employee of the District is not considered
a parent representative on the committee.
3. A parent is not considered a representative of community
members on the committee.
4. Community members must reside in the District and must be
at least 18 years of age.
Education Code 11.251(c)
PRINCIPAL A performance incentive awarded to a principal shall be distributed
PERFORMANCE to the principal’s school. The campus-level committee shall deter-
INCENTIVES mine the manner in which the performance incentive shall be dis-
tributed and used, in accordance with Education Code 39.094(a).
Education Code 21.357(c)
CAMPUS INCENTIVE A campus-level decision-making body, such as the campus-level
PLAN planning and decision-making committee, for each eligible campus
that intends to participate in the campus incentive plan program
shall develop a campus incentive plan for the campus that:
1. Is designed to reward teachers who have a positive impact on
improving student achievement;
2. Meets all program guidelines adopted by the Commissioner of
Education under Education Code 21.652; and
3. Describes how grant funds will be distributed.
Education Code 21.654
A campus incentive plan must be developed by each campus-level
decision-making body, approved by its District-level committee, and
submitted by the District on behalf of an eligible campus. The
campus-level body developing the plan should be composed of
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cluding representation from different grade levels and subject ar-


eas. The District may choose to provide guidance to campuses in
the creation of plans.
The Texas Education Agency may consider for approval only a
campus incentive plan developed, approved, and submitted in ac-
cordance with Education Code 21.654 and 19 TAC 102.1071. A
campus that has implemented an approved incentive plan may
choose to renew its plan, should it be eligible for funding in subse-
quent years, for up to three years after the first year of implementa-
tion.
In accordance with Education Code 21.655, each eligible campus
whose campus incentive plan is approved is entitled to a grant
award in an amount determined by the Commissioner of Educa-
tion. Award amounts may vary from one year to the next.
19 TAC 102.1071(c)–(d)
PUBLIC MEETING Each campus-level committee shall hold at least one public meet-
ing per year. The required meeting shall be held after receipt of the
annual campus rating from the agency to discuss the performance
of the campus and the campus performance objectives. District
policy and campus procedures must be established to ensure that
systematic communications measures are in place to periodically
obtain broad-based community, parent, and staff input, and to pro-
vide information to those persons regarding the recommendations
of the campus-level committees. Education Code 11.253(g)

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CAMPUS-LEVEL A Campus-Level Committee shall be established on each campus


COMMITTEE to assist the principal. The committee shall meet for the purpose of
implementing planning processes and site-based decision making
in accordance with Board policy and administrative procedures and
shall be chaired by the principal.
The committee shall serve exclusively in an advisory role except
that each campus committee shall approve staff development of a
campus nature.
DUTIES OF The committee shall perform duties as described at BQB(LEGAL).
COMMITTEE
CAMPUS Each Campus-Level Committee shall be responsible for the devel-
PERFORMANCE opment of campus performance objectives. These objectives shall
OBJECTIVES be formulated annually in accordance with a schedule established
by the District, shall support the District’s educational goals and
objectives, and shall be specific to the academic achievement of
students served by the campus. The Board shall review and ap-
prove campus performance objectives.
WAIVERS The principal shall be responsible for ensuring that no campus-
initiated decision violates rule, law, or policy, unless the campus
has obtained a waiver. [See BQB(LEGAL) and BF]
Except as prohibited by law [see BF], a campus may apply to the
Board for a waiver of a local policy. An application for a waiver
must state the achievement objectives of the campus and the rea-
sons for requesting the waiver.
COMMUNICATIONS The principal or designee shall ensure that the campus-level com-
mittee obtains broad-based community, parent, and staff input, and
provides information to those persons on a systematic basis.
Communication shall include, but not be limited to the following:
1. Periodic meetings to gather input and provide information on
the work of the committee.
2. Periodic reports on the work of the committee that may be
posted on campus bulletin boards.
COMPOSITION The committee shall be composed of members who shall represent
campus-based professional staff, parents, businesses, and the
community. At least two-thirds of the District and campus profes-
sional staff shall be classroom teachers. The remaining one-third
shall be professional nonteaching District- and campus-level staff.
For purposes of this policy, District-level professional staff shall be
defined as professionals who have responsibilities at more than
one campus, including, but not limited to, central office staff.

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PARENTS The committee shall include at least two parents of students cur-
rently enrolled within the District, selected in accordance with ad-
ministrative procedures. The principal shall, through various chan-
nels, inform all parents of campus students about the committee’s
duties and composition and shall solicit volunteers. [See
BQB(LEGAL)]
COMMUNITY The committee shall include at least two community members, se-
MEMBERS lected in accordance with administrative procedures that provide
for adequate representation of the community’s diversity. The prin-
cipal shall use several methods of communication to ensure that
community residents are informed of the committee and are pro-
vided the opportunity to participate and shall solicit volunteers. All
community member representatives must reside in the District.
BUSINESS The committee shall include at least two business representatives,
REPRESENTATIVES selected in accordance with administrative procedures that provide
for adequate representation of the community’s diversity. The prin-
cipal shall use several methods of communication to ensure that
community residents are informed of the committee and are pro-
vided the opportunity to participate and shall solicit volunteers.
Business member representatives need not reside in nor operate
businesses in the District.
CLASSROOM Classroom teachers shall be nominated and elected by all profes-
TEACHERS sional staff assigned to that campus.
CAMPUS-BASED Other campus-based nonteaching professionals shall be nomi-
NONTEACHING nated and elected by all professional staff assigned to that campus.
PROFESSIONALS
DISTRICT-LEVEL District-level personnel shall be nominated and elected by campus
PERSONNEL nonteaching professional staff.
ELECTIONS An employee’s affiliation or lack of affiliation with any organization
or association shall not be a factor in either the nomination or elec-
tion of representatives on the committee. Nominated employees
shall give their consent to serve on the committee before they are
eligible for election. Nominations and elections shall be conducted
in accordance with this policy and administrative regulations.
TERMS Representatives shall serve staggered two-year terms and shall be
limited to one consecutive term on the committee. After the initial
election or selection, representatives shall draw lots, within each
representative category, to determine the length of initial terms.
VACANCY A vacancy during a term shall be filled for the remainder of the term
by election or selection as appropriate for the category.

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MEETINGS The committee shall meet at the call of the principal at least two
times each semester. The principal shall set the agenda with input
from the Campus-Level Committee for each meeting. All meetings
shall be held outside the regular school day.

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