Texas Education Code § 39.234 Use Of High School Allotment

Sec. 39.234. USE OF HIGH SCHOOL ALLOTMENT. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a school district or campus must use funds allocated under Section 42.160 to:

(1) implement or administer a college readiness program that provides academic support and instruction to prepare underachieving students for entrance into an institution of higher education;

(2) implement or administer a program that encourages students to pursue advanced academic opportunities, including early college high school programs and dual credit, advanced placement, and international baccalaureate courses;

(3) implement or administer a program that provides opportunities for students to take academically rigorous course work, including four years of mathematics and four years of science at the high school level;

(4) implement or administer a program, including online course support and professional development, that aligns the curriculum for grades six through 12 with postsecondary curriculum and expectations; or

(5) implement or administer other high school completion and success initiatives in grades six through 12 approved by the commissioner.

(b) A school district may use funds allocated under Section 42.160 on any instructional program in grades six through 12 other than an athletic program if:

(1) the district's measure of progress toward college readiness is determined exceptional by a standard set by the commissioner; and

(2) the district's completion rates for grades nine through 12 exceed completion rate standards required by the commissioner to achieve a status of accredited under Section 39.051.

(c) Repealed by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1328, Sec.105(a)(5), eff. September 1, 2009.

(d) The commissioner shall adopt rules to administer this section, including rules related to the permissible use of funds allocated under this section to an open-enrollment charter school.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 895 (H.B. 3), Sec. 59, eff. June 19, 2009.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1328 (H.B. 3646), Sec. 105(a)(5), eff. September 1, 2009.

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