Texas Partnerships Benefits Application
Texas Partnerships Benefits Application
Document that districts must submit to TEA to apply for Texas Partnerships benefits that begin in 2024-2025. The application provides an overview of submission requirements, identifies required attachments, collects information about district authorizing practices and policies, and includes assurances the superintendent must sign.
Texas Partnerships Benefits Application Rubric
The rubric TEA will use to evaluate responses in the benefits application. Districts should use this rubric to self-assess their application to ensure it meets eligibility requirements.
District Charter Authorizing Policy
Model District Authorizing Policy
Document that 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.
District Charter Authorizing Policy Rubric
Rubric that TEA will use to evaluate the board policies for districts not using the model policy. Districts should use this rubric to self-assess their policy to ensure it meets eligibility requirements.
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. Districts must use this model application or a similar application.
Model Local Campus Partner Application Scoring Rubric
Document serves as a model scoring rubric for districts evaluating applications from organizations interested in operating a partnership school. Districts must use this model scoring rubric or a similar rubric.
Local Campus Partner Application and Scoring Rubric Evaluation Form
Rubric that TEA will use to evaluate the local campus application and scoring rubric for districts not using the model application and model rubric. Districts should use this rubric to self-assess their local application and rubric to ensure it meets eligibility requirements.
Partnership Performance Contract
Partnership Performance Contract Template
Document serves as a template that districts and partners can use to develop their partnership performance contract. The included provisions reflect legislative and regulatory requirements of partnerships eligible for benefits under SB 1882.
Partnership Performance Contract Rubric
Rubric that TEA will use to evaluate executed performance contract. The rubric is based on legislative and regulatory requirements of partnerships eligible for benefits under SB 1882. TEA will evaluate performance contracts for all partnerships regardless of school- or partner- type. Districts should use this rubric to self-assess their contracts to ensure they meet eligibility requirements.
Texas Partnerships Monitoring Form
Form that districts submit annually to confirm their partnerships continue to meet benefits eligibility requirements.
Texas Partnerships General Information Webinar
Recorded webinar that provides a high-level overview of Texas Partnerships.
Texas Partnership Benefits Calculator
Tool that provides an estimate of SB 1882 funding for existing campuses.
Texas Partnerships Guide
Document describes Texas Partnerships and serves as guide for districts applying for partnership school benefits.
Request Form: Benefits Continuation after Renewal
Form that districts submit to TEA to request continuation of partnership benefits after contract renewal.
Request Form: Contract Amendment
Form that districts submit to TEA when they amend a current contract. TEA reviews the amendment to ensure the contract still meets benefits eligibility requirements.
Replication and Expansion Guidance
Guidance that discusses what it means to replicate or expand a district charter and how districts apply for Texas Partnerships benefits for replication/expansion.
The Texas Authorizer Online Training (AOT) is a series of online modules designed to provide districts with an introduction to authorizing – what it is and why it is important – and provide Texas authorizers with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of quality authorizing practices. The series of courses found in the online training will convey the historical context of the charter movement and authorizing both nationwide and statewide, cover the essential practices of authorizing, and orient learners to core resources and tools to support their work.
The Authorizer Handbook is a reference document that provides an overview of best practices throughout the authorizing life cycle and includes several templates and exemplars.
Quality Authorizing Self-Assessment
The self-assessment offers a checklist of critical authorizing responsibilities outlined in the Authorizer Handbook.
Campus Evaluation Framework
This document outlines a set of rigorous contractual expectations charter schools must meet in the areas of academic, financial, and organizational performance.
Campus Evaluation Framework Template
This template includes the academic, financial, and organizational indicators and metrics of the Campus Evaluation Framework and is provided as a Word document so that district authorizers can easily adapt it for inclusion in the charter contract.
Annual Campus Evaluation Report Template
This template will allow district authorizers to produce annual reports for each school in its portfolio with limited need for extensive revision per school. These easy-to-digest annual reports cover academic, organizational, and financial performance and can be used to update charter boards, school leaders, and the broader education community.