Required Website Information and Posting

Introduction

State and Federal Laws from time to time mandate information be posted on a school district’s website. The requirements vary widely as well as the locations where these items might logically appear. With this page we are hoping to provide our community with a quick resource for locating such information.

Guide to Required Postings

Charter School

  • EDUCATION CODE-TITLE 2. – PUBLIC EDUCATION SUBTITLE C.
  • LOCAL ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNANCE: CHAPTER 12. – CHARTERS
  • CHARTER APPLICATION

TEC Chapter 12 _Charter Schools – PDF

Adopted Budget Education code, §39.084, as amended by HB 3 (81st Legislature) requires a school district to prominently display on the district’s website for three years an external link of the budget adopted by the board of trustees. 2012-2013 Adopted Budget – View PDF 2011-2012 Adopted Budget – View PDF 2010-2011 Adopted Budget – View PDF

Adopted Budget

Education code, §39.084, as amended by HB 3 (81st Legislature) requires a school district to prominently display on the district’s website for three years an external link of the budget adopted by the board of trustees.

Audit Report

Charter FIRST Rating

Campus Improvement Plans/District Improvement Plans/Evaluation of State Compensatory Education/Annual Financial and Compliance Report


PSAT/NMSQT Availability

HB 1844 80th Legislature

A school district is required to post on an Internet website maintained by the district the date the PSAT/NMSQT will be administered and the date any college advanced placement tests will be administered. The notice must state that the PSAT/NMSQT or the advanced placement test is available for home-schooled students eligible to attend school in the district and describe the procedures for a home-schooled student to register for the test.

Additional Info: College Board Website

Immunization Exceptions, Requirements and Suggestions (TX DoHS)

HB 1059 80th Legislature

This bill requires school districts with website capabilities to post information relating to immunizations exceptions, required and suggested immunizations for school age children, information on health clinics offering vaccines and links to the DSHS website. Information should be available in English and Spanish.

Location: Texas Department of Health & Safety

College Credit, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Credit, and Joint HS and College Credit Programs

SB 282 80th Legislature

Requires school districts to notify the parent(s) and/or guardian(s) of all students in grades 9 – 12 of the availability of programs under which they may earn college credit, including Advanced Placement programs, International Baccalaureate programs, dual credit programs, and joint high school and college credit programs. The notification may be provided on the district’s Internet website and must include the name and contact information of any public or private entity offering such a program.

Title IX

Title IX Coordinator / 504 Coordinator: Dana Jobe, 972-255-1800 or dana.jobe@universalacademy.com

Notice of Vacancies for Licensed / Certified Positions

SB 387 79th Legislature

School districts must implement the new requirements regarding posting notice of vacancies for which a license or certificate is required under Section 21.003. The district must provide such notice by posting the position on a bulletin board at a place convenient to the public in the district’s central administrative office, a bulletin board at the central administrative office of each campus in the district during any time the office is open, and the district’s Internet website, if any.

Location: Employment

Nutrition and Health Policies

SB 42 79th Legislature

The legislation adds an emphasis on proper nutrition and exercise to the health curriculum required for kindergarten through grade 12 in Education Code Sec. 28.004. A school district shall publish in the student handbook and post on the district’s Internet website,

  • a statement of the policies adopted to ensure that elementary school, middle school, and junior high school students engage in at least 30 minutes per school day or 135 minutes per school week of physical activity; and
  • a statement of:
    • the number of times during the preceding year the district’s school health advisory council has met;
    • whether the district has adopted and enforces policies to ensure that district campuses comply with agency vending machine and food service guidelines for restricting student access to vending machines; and
    • whether the district has adopted and enforces policies and procedures that prescribe penalties for the use of tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored or school-related activities.

Location: Child Nutrition


Notice of Special School Board Meetings

Members of the public may access this meeting as follows:
When: Jan 19, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Special School Board Meeting January 19, 2021

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WWH_0tG4RqilpJCwX0I_nA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Click Here to View Agenda

SB 1133 79th Legislature

Requires a school district to post notices of meetings of the school board on the school district’s website, if a website is maintained by, or for, the district and if a school district is located in whole or in part within the corporate boundaries of a municipality with a population of 48,000 or more.

The Internet posting is in addition to any other posting required. The validity of a notice or agenda is not affected by a failure to comply with a requirement under the new section that is due to a technical problem beyond the control of the school district. This language is in addition to the current requirement to post meeting notices on a bulletin board at a place convenient to the public in the central administrative office of the district.

Texas Open Meetings Act, the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551 requires a school board to give a public advance written notice of the subjects it will consider in a regular, special, or called meeting. The notice must also state the date, hour and place of the meeting. A school district must post notice of meetings at a place at the central administrative office of the district that is generally accessible to the general public for at least 72 hours before the scheduled time of the meeting. The only exception to the 72-hour posting requirement is for “emergency” meetings and those meetings must meet the requirements of Texas Government Code Chapter 551.045. In cases of emergency, the board must post notice of the date, place and subject of the meeting for not less than 2 hours prior to the meeting.


Governance

Bill of Rights for Property Owners

Bill of Rights for Property Owners – https://www.oag.state.tx.us/agency/landowners.shtml

Board Meeting Minutes

Notice of School Board Meeting (Government Code, §551.056(a)-(b)) – Requires the posting of a meeting notice on the district’s website, if a website is maintained.

Agenda for School Board Meeting

Agenda for School Board Meeting (Government Code, §551.056) – Requires the agenda to be concurrently posted with the meeting notice on the website if the school district maintains a website and contains all or part of the area within the corporate boundaries of a municipality with a population of 48,000 or more.

NCLB & Accountability Ratings

TEA School Report Cards

Irving | Coppell

Texas Academic Performance Reports

Employment Policies

HB 912 78th Legislature Education Code Section 21.204(d) School districts must place their employment policies on their websites and have the policies available for inspection at each school.

Location: Board Policy

Conflict of Interest

Local Government Code Chapter 176 Conflict of Interest The district must provide access to information concerning business relationships between local government officials and vendors that contract with local government entities. The manner by which information about these business relationships are disclosed was the subject of extensive interpretation and clarification by the Attorney General in GA-0446.

The records administrator for the entity is required to maintain a list of “local government officers of the entity and shall make that list available to the public and any person who may be required to file a questionnaire. In addition, entities are required to “provide access to the statements and questionnaires . . . on the Internet website maintained by the local governmental entity. Larger entities have additional internet website listing requirements.

HB 1491 from the 80th legislature codifies many of the rulings in GA-0446. It provides that a local governmental entity is not required to maintain an Internet site to provide access to statements and questionnaires.

Location: Conflict of Interest

Nondiscrimination Statement

Location: District Site (see link in footer of all pages)

House Bill No. 1059 Flu Information

Location: House Bill No. 1059 Flu Information

Anti Bullying

Location: Anti Bullying PDF

Superintendent Salary

Salary: $255,900

Charter Financial Statements

Texas Transition Employment Guide