Texas - Policies or Plans to Encourage Community Involvement: Policy or plan Requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to adopt community involvement plans or policies.

Texas Statutes Education Code 29.251 Definitions

In this subchapter:

  • (1) to (3)  [Repealed by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., ch. 73 (S.B. 307), § 2.06(a)(2), effective September 1, 2013.]

  • (4)  “Community education” means the process by which the citizens in a school district, using the resources and facilities of the district, organize to support each other and to solve their mutual educational problems and meet their mutual lifelong needs. Community education may include:

    • (A)  educational programs, including programs relating to cultural awareness, parenting skills education and parental involvement in school programs, and multilevel adult education and personal growth;

    • (B)  community involvement programs, including programs for community economic development, school volunteers, partnerships between schools and businesses, coordination with community agencies, school-age child care, family literacy, and community use of facilities; and

    • (C)  programs for youth enrolled in schools, including programs for dropout prevention and recovery programs, drug-free school programs, school-age parenting programs, and academic enhancement.

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