Sec. 39.106. CAMPUS INTERVENTION TEAM DUTIES. (a) If a campus performance is below any standard under Section 39.054(e), the commissioner shall assign a campus intervention team. A campus intervention team shall:
(1) conduct, with the involvement and advice of the school community partnership team, if applicable:
(A) a targeted on-site needs assessment relevant to an area of insufficient performance of the campus as provided by Subsection (b); or
(B) if the commissioner determines necessary, a comprehensive on-site needs assessment, using the procedures provided by Subsection (b);
(2) recommend appropriate actions as provided by Subsection (c);
(3) assist in the development of a targeted improvement plan;
(4) conduct a public meeting at the campus with the campus principal, the members of the campus-level planning and decision-making committee established under Section 11.251, parents of students attending the campus, and community members residing in the district to review the campus performance rating and solicit input for the development of the targeted improvement plan;
(5) assist the campus in submitting the targeted improvement plan to the board of trustees for approval and presenting the plan in a public hearing as provided by Subsection (e-1); and
(6) assist the commissioner in monitoring the progress of the campus in implementing the targeted improvement plan.
(a-1) The campus intervention team must provide written notice of the public meeting required by Subsection (a)(4) to the parents of students attending the campus and post notice of the meeting on the Internet website of the campus. The notice must include the date, time, and place of the meeting.
(b) An on-site needs assessment of the campus under Subsection (a) must determine the contributing education-related and other factors resulting in the campus's low performance and lack of progress. The team shall use all of the following guidelines and procedures relevant to each area of insufficient performance in conducting a targeted on-site needs assessment and shall use each of the following guidelines and procedures in conducting a comprehensive on-site needs assessment:
(1) an assessment of the staff to determine the percentage of certified teachers who are teaching in their field, the percentage of teachers who are fully certified, the number of teachers with more than three years of experience, and teacher retention rates;
(2) compliance with the appropriate class-size rules and number of class-size waivers received;
(3) an assessment of the quality, quantity, and appropriateness of instructional materials, including the availability of technology-based instructional materials;
(4) a report on the parental involvement strategies and the effectiveness of the strategies;
(5) an assessment of the extent and quality of the mentoring program provided for new teachers on the campus and provided for experienced teachers on the campus who have less than two years of teaching experience in the subject or grade level to which the teacher is assigned;
(6) an assessment of the type and quality of the professional development provided to the staff;
(7) a demographic analysis of the student population, including student demographics, at-risk populations, and special education percentages;
(8) a report of disciplinary incidents and school safety information;
(9) financial and accounting practices;
(10) an assessment of the appropriateness of the curriculum and teaching strategies;
(11) a comparison of the findings from Subdivisions (1) through (10) to other campuses serving the same grade levels within the district or to other campuses within the campus's comparison group if there are no other campuses within the district serving the same grade levels as the campus; and
(12) any other research-based data or information obtained from a data collection process that would assist the campus intervention team in:
(A) recommending an action under Subsection (c); and
(B) executing a targeted improvement plan under Subsection (d-3).
(c) On completing the on-site needs assessment under this section, the campus intervention team shall, with the involvement and advice of the school community partnership team, if applicable, recommend actions relating to any area of insufficient performance, including:
(1) reallocation of resources;
(2) technical assistance;
(3) changes in school procedures or operations;
(4) staff development for instructional and administrative staff;
(5) intervention for individual administrators or teachers;
(6) waivers from state statutes or rules;
(7) teacher recruitment or retention strategies and incentives provided by the district to attract and retain teachers with the characteristics included in Subsection (b)(1); or
(8) other actions the campus intervention team considers appropriate.
(d) The campus intervention team shall assist the campus in submitting the targeted improvement plan to the commissioner for approval.
(d-1) The commissioner may authorize a school community partnership team established under this subchapter to supersede the authority of and satisfy the requirements of establishing and maintaining a campus-level planning and decision-making committee under Subchapter F, Chapter 11.
(d-2) The commissioner may authorize a targeted improvement plan or updated plan developed under this subchapter to supersede the provisions of and satisfy the requirements of developing, reviewing, and revising a campus improvement plan under Subchapter F, Chapter 11.
(d-3) In executing the targeted improvement plan, the campus intervention team shall, if appropriate:
(1) assist the campus in implementing research-based practices for curriculum development and classroom instruction, including bilingual education and special education programs and financial management;
(2) provide research-based technical assistance, including data analysis, academic deficiency identification, intervention implementation, and budget analysis, to strengthen and improve the instructional programs at the campus; and
(3) require the district to develop a teacher recruitment and retention plan to address the qualifications and retention of the teachers at the campus.
(e) For each year a campus is assigned an unacceptable performance rating, a campus intervention team shall:
(1) continue to work with a campus until:
(A) the campus satisfies all performance standards under Section 39.054(e) for a two-year period; or
(B) the campus satisfies all performance standards under Section 39.054(e) for a one-year period and the commissioner determines that the campus is operating and will continue to operate in a manner that improves student achievement;
(2) assist in updating the targeted improvement plan to identify and analyze areas of growth and areas that require improvement; and
(3) submit each updated plan described by Subdivision (2) to the board of trustees of the school district.
(e-1) After a targeted improvement plan or updated plan is submitted to the board of trustees of the school district, the board:
(1) shall conduct a hearing for the purpose of:
(A) notifying the public of the insufficient performance, the improvements in performance expected by the agency, and the intervention measures or sanctions that may be imposed under this subchapter if the performance does not improve within a designated period; and
(B) soliciting public comment on the targeted improvement plan or any updated plan;
(2) must post the targeted improvement plan on the district's Internet website before the hearing;
(3) may conduct one hearing relating to one or more campuses subject to a targeted improvement plan or an updated plan; and
(4) shall submit the targeted improvement plan or any updated plan to the commissioner for approval.
(f) Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1046 , Sec. 17, eff. June 19, 2015.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 895 (H.B. 3), Sec. 59, eff. June 19, 2009.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 7.010, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1046 (H.B. 1842), Sec. 10, eff. June 19, 2015.
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