For purposes under Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapters 39
and 39A, and this subchapter, the following words and terms shall
have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(1) Board of managers--A board appointed by the commissioner
of education to serve as a governing body that must, if possible,
(A) community leaders;
(B) business representatives who have expertise in
(C) individuals who have knowledge or expertise in
the field of education.
(2) Board of trustees--The definition of this term
includes a governing body of a charter holder as defined by TEC, §12.1012.
(3) Campus--An organizational unit operated by the
school district that is eligible to receive a campus performance rating
in the state accountability rating system under §97.1001 of this
title (relating to Accountability Rating System), including a rating
of Not Rated or Not Rated: Data Integrity Issues. The definition of
this term includes a charter school campus as defined by §100.1001(3)(C)
of this title (relating to Definitions).
(4) Campus turnaround--A comprehensive change in an
academically unacceptable campus that produces significant and sustainable
gains in achievement within two years. For the purposes of this chapter,
the term "academically unacceptable" performance means a rating of
Academically Unacceptable, AEA: Academically Unacceptable, Improvement
Required, or Unacceptable Performance or as otherwise indicated in
the applicable year's academic accountability manual.
(5) Charter school--This term has the meaning assigned
by §100.1001(3) of this title. References to a charter school
in TEC, Chapters 39 and 39A, and rules adopted under it, shall mean
either the board of trustees or the school district, as appropriate.
(6) Charter school site--This term has the meaning
assigned by §100.1001(3)(D) of this title.
(7) District coordinator of school improvement (DCSI)--An
employee of a school district in a leadership position in school improvement,
in curriculum and instruction, or in another position with responsibility
for student performance.
(8) Newspaper of general circulation--A newspaper,
as defined in Texas Government Code, §2051.044, that has more
than a minimum number of subscribers among a particular geographic
region, that has a diverse subscribership, and that publishes some
news items of general interest to the community.
(9) Person--This term has the meaning assigned by the
Code Construction Act, Government Code, §311.005(2), and includes
a school district.
(10) Professional service provider (PSP)-- An approved
service provider who has been vetted through an application or a request
for qualifications (RFQ) process to provide on-site technical assistance
for underperforming schools and districts either by the Texas Education
Agency (TEA) or the TEA's technical assistance provider.
(11) Root cause--The education-related factors resulting
in a campus's low performance and lack of progress.
(12) School district and district--The definition of
these terms includes a charter operator, which is the same as a charter
holder as defined by TEC, §12.1012.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §97.1051 adopted to be effective January 6, 2008, 33 TexReg 150; amended to be effective November 23, 2008, 33 TexReg 9462; amended to be effective July 28, 2010, 35 TexReg 6523; amended to be effective February 5, 2015, 40 TexReg 437; amended to be effective November 17, 2016, 41 TexReg 9012; amended to be effective January 28, 2018, 43 TexReg 452