Texas - Family Engagement Plans: Policy or Plan Requirement

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

State law requires districts to adopt plans, policies, or strategies to engage parents and families in the educational process.

Texas Statutes Education Code 11.253 Campus Planning and Site-Based Decision-Making

(a) Each school district shall maintain current policies and procedures to ensure that effective planning and site-based decision-making occur at each campus to direct and support the improvement of student performance for all students.

(b) Each district’s policy and procedures shall establish campus-level planning and decision-making committees as provided for through the procedures provided by Sections 11.251(b)—(e).

(c) Each school year, the principal of each school campus, with the assistance of the campus-level committee, shall develop, review, and revise the campus improvement plan for the purpose of improving student performance for all student populations, including students in special education programs under Subchapter A, Chapter 29, with respect to the achievement indicators adopted under Section 39.053(c) and any other appropriate performance measures for special needs populations.

(d) Each campus improvement plan must:

  • (1) assess the academic achievement for each student in the school using the achievement indicator system as described by Section 39.053;

  • (2) set the campus performance objectives based on the achievement indicator system, including objectives for special needs populations, including students in special education programs under Subchapter A, Chapter 29;

  • (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 timelines for reaching the goals;

  • (7) measure progress toward the performance objectives periodically to ensure that the plan is resulting in academic improvement;

  • (8) include goals and methods for violence prevention and intervention on campus;

  • (9) provide for a program to encourage parental involvement at the campus;

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