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RULE §228.17Change of Ownership and Name Change
Repealed Date:09/01/2024
Historical Texas Register

(a) An educator preparation program (EPP) that changes ownership shall notify the Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff of the change of ownership in writing within 10 days of the change.

(b) A change of ownership is any agreement to transfer the control of an EPP. The control of an EPP is considered to have changed:

  (1) in the case of ownership by an individual, when more than 50% of the EPP has been sold or transferred;

  (2) in the case of ownership by a partnership or a corporation, when more than 50% of the owning partnership or corporation has been sold or transferred; or

  (3) in the case of ownership by a board of directors, officers, shareholders, or similar governing body, when more than 50% of the ownership has changed.

(c) An EPP may not change its name unless it has notified TEA of a change of ownership within the preceding 90 days and has an SBEC accreditation status of "Accredited" or "Accredited--Not Rated." The EPP shall notify TEA staff of the name change in writing.

(d) TEA staff shall recommend an accreditation status of "Accredited--Probation" in accordance with §229.4(e)(2) of this title (relating to Determination of Accreditation Status) for any EPP that fails to notify TEA staff timely regarding a change in ownership or a change of program name.

Source Note: The provisions of this §228.17 adopted to be effective October 20, 2019, 44 TexReg 5903

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