|(a) Training required. Unless exempted under subsection
(g) of this section, a campus administrative officer, including persons
providing management services that include the functions of a campus
administrative officer, must complete a training course consisting
of 10 instructional hours, excluding breaks, administrative tasks,
and other non-instructional time, delivered by a course provider registered
under §100.1107 of this title (relating to Course Providers).
The training course may not use self-instructional materials.
(b) Timeline for completing training. Except as provided
in subsection (c) of this section, a campus administrative officer
must complete the training course required by this section within
one calendar year of beginning service in that capacity.
(c) Transition timeline. A person serving as a campus
administrative officer on the effective date of this section must
complete at least the first five hours of the training course required
by this section within six months of the effective date of the curriculum
outline approved under subsection (e) of this section, and must complete
the remaining five hours of such training within one year of the effective
date of the approved curriculum outline. Training completed prior
to the effective date of this section and after September 1, 2001,
may be counted toward the first five hours of the training course
required by this section if it meets the requirements of the curriculum
outline approved under subsection (e) of this section.
(d) Course content. The training course required by
this section shall include the following modules (120 minutes (two
hours) of the required 10 hours may be selected from any of these
(1) a module consisting of at least 90 minutes of instruction
in school law, with special emphasis on Texas Education Code (TEC),
Chapter 12, Subchapter D; this subchapter; students with disabilities;
student records; student admissions; geographic boundaries; and residency;
(2) a module consisting of at least 60 minutes of instruction
in school finance, with special emphasis on student attendance accounting,
fiduciary duties related to state and federal funding, federal funds
and property management, and grant administration;
(3) a module consisting of at least 90 minutes of instruction
in health and safety issues, with special emphasis on health and safety
codes, ordinances, and other laws applicable to operating a Texas
public school; student discipline; safe schools; required reporting
of child abuse; and criminal background checks;
(4) a module consisting of at least 30 minutes of instruction
in accountability requirements related to the use of public funds,
with special emphasis on incidental use of public property by charter
(5) a module consisting of at least 120 minutes of
instruction in other requirements relating to accountability to the
public, with special emphasis on the administration of statewide assessments;
student, staff, financial, and organizational data reporting; and
(6) a module consisting of at least 30 minutes of instruction
in open meetings requirements under Government Code, Chapter 551,
with special emphasis on employee board members; and
(7) a module consisting of at least 60 minutes of instruction
in requirements relating to public records, with special emphasis
on confidential student records.
(e) Required course curriculum outline. The commissioner
of education shall approve and disseminate a curriculum outline that
is consistent with the module topics and minimum durations identified
in subsection (d) of this section. Training that does not conform
to the curriculum outline does not satisfy the training requirements
of this section. The entire duration of the training course must be
dedicated to topics identified in the curriculum outline. The curriculum
outline will be available on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website.
The process for the development and/or revision of a curriculum outline
under this section must include an opportunity for stakeholder comment.
(f) Continuing training. A campus administrative officer
who has completed the 10-hour training course required by this section
must annually thereafter receive five hours of training, excluding
breaks, administrative tasks, and other non-instructional time, delivered
by a course provider registered under §100.1107 of this title.
However, a school officer whose school has been rated with an "academically
acceptable" rating or higher, as defined in §100.1001(26) of
this title (relating to Definitions), for at least two out of three
of the most recent ratings may take any training that is documented
by the provider and that applies to the achievement of the charter's
academic mission and/or fulfillment of its responsibilities and/or
accountabilities under the law. Continuing training under this subsection
shall fulfill assessed training needs, including any training needs
identified by TEA monitoring, and address update items identified
in the curriculum outline approved under subsection (e) of this section
as well as additional topics selected from the curriculum outline.
Selected topics must be covered in greater depth than the curriculum
outline indicates for initial training on those topics. With the exception
of campus administrative officers of a charter holder whose organization
has operated campuses that are all rated with an "academically acceptable"
rating or higher for at least two out of three of the most recent
ratings, no individual may use self-instructional materials for more
than 30 minutes of continuing training. Twenty-five percent of hours
earned in excess of the requirements set forth in this subsection
by a campus administrative officer may be carried over to meet the
following year's requirement under this section.
(g) Exemptions. A campus administrative officer is
exempt from the training required by this section if the person is
the holder in good standing of a Standard Principal Certificate, or
its lifetime equivalent, issued by the State Board for Educator Certification,
and all other officers of the charter school comply with this division.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §100.1104 adopted to be effective June 8, 2003, 28 TexReg 4277; amended to be effective April 6, 2005, 30 TexReg 1911; amended to be effective September 18, 2014, 39 TexReg 7295