Tools

Texas Partnership Benefits Application

Document that districts must submit to TEA to apply for partnership school benefits. The application provides an overview of submission requirements, identifies required attachments, collects information about district authorizing practices and policies, and includes an assurances document the superintendent must sign.

Charter Authorizing Policies and Practices Evaluation Form

Form describes the criteria and process TEA will use to evaluate districts’ responses to the Charter Authorizing Policies and Practices section of the benefits application for partnerships that include new Texas partners.

Local Campus Partner Application

Model Local Campus Partner Application

Document serves as a model application for districts soliciting proposals from organizations interested in operating a partnership school. Partnerships that include new Texas partners are required to use this template or a similar application that is approved by TEA.

Local Campus Partner Application Evaluation Form

The rubric TEA will use to evaluate Local Campus Partner Applications that include new Texas partners. It is directly aligned to the Model Local Campus Partner Application. Districts must also use this (or a similar) rubric to evaluate the partner applications they receive from new Texas partners.

Partnership Performance Contract

Model Partnership Performance Contract

Document serves as a model contract that districts and partners can use as a template for their partnership performance contract. Districts are required to use this or a similar performance contract. The included provisions reflect legislative and regulatory requirements of partnerships eligible for benefits under SB 1882.

Partnership Performance Contract Evaluation Form

Document that TEA will use to evaluate executed performance contract. The evaluation form is based on legislative and regulatory requirements of partnerships eligible for benefits under SB 1882. TEA will evaluate the quality of performance contracts for all partnerships regardless of school- or partner- type.

Other Tools

Model Local Partnership Authorizing Policy

Document serves as a model district authorizing policy for Subchapter C charter schools that is consistent with legislative and regulatory requirements for partnership school benefits under SB 1882. Districts must adopt this or a similar policy to receive benefits for partnerships.

Texas Partnership Guide

Document describes Texas Partnerships and serves as guide for districts applying for partnership school benefits.

Texas Partnership Benefits Calculator

The “District Charter Funding FY2020” tab within the template allows districts to estimate the potential funding benefit generated by the campus as a Texas Partnership. Updated to reflect passage of HB 3.

Authorizer Guidance

This suite of charter school authorizing guidance serves as a model for Texas independent school district Board of Trustees seeking to authorize and oversee campus charters and(or) programs under Texas Education Code, Chapter 12, Subchapter C.

Model Early Education Provider Application

Document serves as a model application for partner organizations interested in operating an early education campus as an Innovation School. TEA strongly encourages districts to use this template for soliciting applications from early education partner organizations.

Early Education Provider Application Evaluation Form

Document serves as a model form that districts may use to evaluate partner-submitted applications to operate an early education Innovation School. The evaluation form is directly aligned to the Model Early Education Provider Application.