|(a) If a campus is assigned an unacceptable rating
under Texas Education Code (TEC), §39.054(e), for two consecutive
years, the campus must develop a campus turnaround plan to be approved
by the commissioner of education in accordance with TEC, §§39A.103-39A.107.
(b) A charter campus subject to this section must revise
its charter in accordance with §100.1033 of this title (relating
to Charter Amendment). The governing board of the charter performs
the function of the board of trustees for this section.
(c) The district may request assistance from a regional
education service center or partner with an institution of higher
education in developing and implementing a campus turnaround plan.
(d) Within 60 days of receiving a campus's preliminary
accountability rating the district must notify parents, community
members, and stakeholders that the campus received an unacceptable
rating for two consecutive years and request assistance in developing
the campus turnaround plan. All input provided by family, community
members, and stakeholders must be considered in the development of
the final campus turnaround plan submitted to the Texas Education
(e) The district shall notify stakeholders of their
ability to review the completed plan and post the completed plan on
the district website at least 30 days before the final plan is submitted
to the board of trustees as described in TEC, §39A.104. The district
shall provide the following groups an opportunity to review and comment
on the completed plan before it is submitted for approval to the board
(1) the campus-level committee established under TEC, §11.251.
If the campus is not required to have a campus-level committee under
TEC, §11.251, the district shall provide an opportunity for professional
staff at the campus to review and comment on the campus turnaround
(2) teachers at the campus;
(3) parents; and
(4) community members.
(f) A campus turnaround plan must include:
(1) a detailed description of the method for restructuring,
reforming, or reconstituting the campus;
(2) a detailed description of the academic programs
to be offered at the campus, including instructional methods, length
of school day and school year, academic credit and promotion criteria,
and programs to serve special student populations;
(3) a detailed description of the budget, staffing,
and financial resources required to implement the plan, including
any supplemental resources to be provided by the district or other
(4) written comments received from stakeholders described
in subsection (e) of this section;
(5) the term of the charter, if a district charter
is to be granted for the campus under TEC, §12.0522; and
(6) a detailed description for developing and supporting
the oversight of academic achievement and student performance at the
campus, approved by the board of trustees under TEC, §11.1515.
(g) Upon approval of the board of trustees, the district
must submit the campus turnaround plan electronically to the TEA by
March 1 unless otherwise specified.
(h) Not later than June 15 of each year, the commissioner
must either approve or reject any campus turnaround plan prepared
and submitted by a district.
(1) The commissioner's approval or rejection of the
campus turnaround plan must be in writing.
(2) If the commissioner rejects a campus turnaround
plan, the commissioner must also send the district an outline of the
specific concerns regarding the turnaround plan that resulted in the
(3) In accordance with TEC, §39A.107(a), the commissioner
may approve a campus turnaround plan if the commissioner determines
that the campus will satisfy all student performance standards required
under TEC, §39.054(e), not later than the second year the campus
receives a performance rating following the implementation of the
campus turnaround plan. In order to make that determination, the commissioner
will consider the following:
(A) an analysis of the campus and district's longitudinal
performance data, which may be used to measure the expected outcomes
for the campus;
(B) the district's success rate in turning around low-performing
campuses, if applicable; and
(C) evaluation of the efficacy of the plan, with consideration
given to whether the turnaround plan is sufficient to address the
specific and expected needs of the campus.
(i) A district must submit a modified campus turnaround
plan if the commissioner rejected the district's initial submission.
(1) The modified plan must be created with assistance
from TEA staff, as requested by the district.
(2) The modified plan must be made available for stakeholder
comment prior to board approval and be approved by the board prior
to submission to the TEA.
(3) The district must submit the plan no later than
the 60th day from the date the commissioner rejected the initial campus
(4) The commissioner's decision regarding the modified
plan must be given in writing no later than the 15th day after the
commissioner receives the plan.
(j) A campus may implement, modify, or withdraw its
campus turnaround plan with board approval if the campus receives
an academically acceptable rating for the school year following the
development of the campus turnaround plan.
(k) A campus that has received an unacceptable rating
for the school year following the development of the campus turnaround
plan must implement its commissioner-approved campus turnaround plan
with fidelity until the campus operates for two consecutive school
years without an unacceptable rating.
(l) The commissioner may appoint a monitor, conservator,
management team, or board of managers for a school district that has
a campus that has been ordered to implement an updated targeted improvement
plan. The commissioner may order any of the interventions as necessary
to ensure district-level support for the low-performing campus and
the implementation of the updated targeted improvement plan. The commissioner
may make the appointment at any time during which the campus is required
to implement the updated targeted improvement plan.