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RULE §102.1201Texas High Performance Schools Consortium

      (iv) students identified to receive special education services; and

      (v) students identified as gifted and talented.

  (2) In selecting school districts, the commissioner shall ensure, in accordance with the TEC, §7.0561(d), that the aggregate number of students enrolled in campuses participating in the consortium does not exceed 10% of the total number of students enrolled in Texas public schools based on student enrollment figures reported to the TEA for the previous school year. In order to ensure compliance with this statutory requirement:

    (A) a school district may designate in its application the entire district or only one or more campus(es) to participate in the consortium; and

    (B) the commissioner may require a school district to reduce the number of campuses designated in its application as a condition for participation in the consortium.

  (3) The commissioner may select no more than 30 school districts to participate in the consortium.

(e) Notification. The TEA will notify each applicant in writing of its selection or non-selection for participation in the consortium.

(f) Financing of consortium.

  (1) For the purpose of implementing this section, the commissioner or a school district participating in the consortium may accept gifts, grants, or donations from any source, including a private entity or governmental entity.

  (2) To recover TEA costs, the commissioner may charge a participation fee of at least $2,500 annually and not to exceed $10,000 annually to each school district selected to participate in the consortium. The commissioner may adjust the fee proportionate to the number of campuses the district has designated to participate in the consortium. Each school district's participation fee shall be reduced by the application fee amount paid in accordance with subsection (c)(2) of this section.

(g) Reporting by consortium. The school districts participating in the consortium must submit reports concerning the performance and progress of the consortium not later than December 1 of each even-numbered year to the:

  (1) governor;

  (2) legislature;

  (3) State Board of Education; and

  (4) commissioner of education.

Source Note: The provisions of this §102.1201 adopted to be effective May 6, 2012, 37 TexReg 3402; amended to be effective May 3, 2017, 42 TexReg 2340

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