What is SB 1882?
Are Partnership School benefits only for Turnaround Schools?
Are all districts eligible to apply for Partnership School benefits (SB 1882)?
What types of organizations are eligible to be partners?
What does it mean for a partner to be in “good standing?”
What does it mean for a partner to run or operate a district campus?
Do all partnership schools approved for benefits receive a two-year exemption from specific accountability interventions?
When do accountability benefits begin? How long do they last?
From which interventions are campuses participating in a Texas Partnership exempt?
How much additional funding can my Texas Partnership school expect under SB 1882?
Does a district need to authorize a partnership school need to be authorized by the district as a campus or in-district charter?
Can all districts authorize partnership or in-district charter schools?
Does a district need to adopt specific board policies or authorizing materials?
Can the district still provide transportation services for the partnership school?
Are there restrictions on who can serve on a partner's board?
Are there restrictions on the composition of a partner's board?
Are there restrictions on the appointment of partner board members?
Are districts and partners required to meet conflict of interest standards?
Partnership Performance Contract
Does the Partnership Performance Contract need to include specific provisions?
How long does the partnership last between the district and the operating partner?
Can districts terminate the agreement before the term length has been met, or extend the agreement?
Does the performance contract need to include academic performance measures?
Does the performance contract need to include financial performance measures?
Can the performance contract be contingent on a turnaround school receiving an acceptable accountability rating?
Who manages the principal or school leader?
Are staff employees of the district, or of the partner?
Would all employees at a partnership school, regardless of employer, be eligible for district performance pay benefits?
Must campus staff turn over as part of a Texas Partnership?
Can my district apply for benefits for more than one Texas Partnership?
Yes. There is no limit on the number of Texas Partnerships that can receive benefits in a district. Districts may submit the District Partnership Benefits Application and Local Board-Approved Charter Authorizing Policy (Attachment A) just once. However, they must submit the Local Campus Partner Application (Attachment B) and the Partnership Performance Contract (Attachment C) for each partnership school.