After a district develops and authorizes a strong partnership, the district can apply to TEA for Texas Partnership benefits available through SB 1882. All districts applying for benefits must complete and submit the Texas Partnership Benefits Application
Application Review Steps
TEA will first review the application for completeness and to ensure that districts have adopted and/or utilized all relevant policies and templates as required. If TEA determines that any part of a district’s submission is incomplete, it will notify the district so it can re-submit the necessary documents.
TEA will review and evaluate relevant submissions from each district’s application for partnership benefits. TEA will formally evaluate (and approve) application resources that are applicable to the type of partnership school and type of partner organization. Required application documents will be evaluated by internal and external review teams. External review teams will be comprised of vetted individuals with expertise in reviewing charter applications.
TEA will conduct capacity interviews with districts submitting an application that does not meet a minimum threshold in one or multiple of the steps above. During these interviews, TEA staff may ask questions to clarify specific elements of the application(s) and to assess the district’s and partner’s capacity to implement the partnership plan laid out in their application.
Texas Partnership Benefits Application
Local Campus Partner Application
Partnership Performance Contract
If the performance contract does not meet all the criteria in TEA’s evaluation form, TEA may approve the contract contingent on the district making specific, requested modifications.
We’d love to hear from you. Contact the Division of System Support and Innovation (DSSI) for assistance or questions about forming a Texas Partnership.