Texas Education Code - Section 11.253. Campus Planning And Site-Based Decision-Making
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§ 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 academic excellence indicators
adopted under Section 39.051 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 academic excellence indicator system as
described by Section 39.051;
(2) set the campus performance objectives based on the
academic excellence 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
(4) determine the resources needed to implement the
(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
(8) include goals and methods for violence prevention
and intervention on campus; and
(9) provide for a program to encourage parental
involvement at the campus.
(e) In accordance with the administrative procedures
established under Section 11.251(b), the campus-level committee
shall be involved in decisions in the areas of planning, budgeting,
curriculum, staffing patterns, staff development, and school
organization. The campus-level committee must approve the portions
of the campus plan addressing campus staff development needs.
(f) This section does not create a new cause of action or
require collective bargaining.
(g) Each campus-level committee shall hold at least one
public meeting 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 provide information to those persons regarding the
recommendations of the campus-level committees.
(h) A principal shall regularly consult the campus-level
committee in the planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation
of the campus educational program.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, § 1, eff. May 30, 1995.
Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 510, § 1, eff. Sept. 1,
1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1202, § 3, eff. June 18, 1999;
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1365, § 1, eff. June 19, 1999; Acts
2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, § 4.003, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
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