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RULE §100.1111Applicability of Nepotism Provisions; Exception for Acceptable Performance

(a) Nepotism laws generally apply. Except as provided by this section, a member of the governing body of a charter holder, a member of the governing body of a charter school, and an officer of a charter school who retain final authority to select and terminate charter school employees shall comply with Government Code, Chapter 573, in the manner provided by the nepotism provisions, prohibitions, and exceptions described in §§100.1111-100.1116 of this division.

(b) Existing charter holders partly grandfathered. A person who was not restricted or prohibited under Texas Education Code (TEC), §12.1055, before September 1, 2013, from being employed by an open-enrollment charter school and who was lawfully employed by an open-enrollment charter school before September 1, 2013, is considered to have been in continuous employment as provided by Government Code, §573.062(a), and is not prohibited from continuing employment with the school. Any break in service, however, shall render the eligibility under this subsection null and void. Continuous employment for the purposes of this subsection applies only to relationships that existed on September 1, 2013, and does not exempt relationships created after September 1, 2013.

(c) Employment status. This section only applies to the employment of those charter employees reported to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) as being employees of the charter on September 1, 2013. The charter holder must supply to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) the TWC list that includes each employee's name, position held, and relationship, if any, to officer and/or board member(s). This list will serve as a baseline for determination of those individuals grandfathered under this section.

(d) Submission requirement. The list referenced in subsection (c) of this section shall be received by the TEA division of charter schools no later than December 1, 2014. Failure to comply with this subsection constitutes a material charter violation.

(e) No quorum of relatives. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, persons related to one another within the third degree by consanguinity or within the second degree by affinity, as determined under §100.1113 of this title (relating to Relationships by Consanguinity or by Affinity), shall not constitute a quorum of the governing body or any committee of the governing body of the charter holder or charter school.

Source Note: The provisions of this §100.1111 adopted to be effective April 18, 2002, 27 TexReg 3110; amended to be effective April 6, 2005, 30 TexReg 1911; amended to be effective September 18, 2014, 39 TexReg 7295

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