State and Federal Laws from time to time mandate information be posted on a school district’s website. The requirements vary widely as well as the locations where these items might logically appear. With this page we are hoping to provide our community with a quick resource for locating such information.
Guide to Required Postings
EDUCATION CODE-TITLE 2.-PUBLIC EDUCATION SUBTITLE C.
LOCAL ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNANCE: CHAPTER 12. – CHARTERS
Adopted Budget Education code, §39.084, as amended by HB 3 (81st Legislature) requires a school district to prominently display on the district’s website for three years an external link of the budget adopted by the board of trustees. 2012-2013 Adopted Budget – View PDF 2011-2012 Adopted Budget – View PDF 2010-2011 Adopted Budget – View PDF
Education code, §39.084, as amended by HB 3 (81st Legislature) requires a school district to prominently display on the district’s website for three years an external link of the budget adopted by the board of trustees.
- 2013-2014 Adopted Budget = Financial Budget 8.13.14
- 2014-2015 Adopted Budget = Financial Budget 8.13.15
- 2015-2016 Adopted Budget = Financial Budget 8.13.16
HB 1844 80th Legislature
A school district is required to post on an Internet website maintained by the district the date the PSAT/NMSQT will be administered and the date any college advanced placement tests will be administered. The notice must state that the PSAT/NMSQT or the advanced placement test is available for home-schooled students eligible to attend school in the district and describe the procedures for a home-schooled student to register for the test.
Additional Info: College Board Website
Immunization Exceptions, Requirements and Suggestions (TX DoHS)
HB 1059 80th Legislature
This bill requires school districts with website capabilities to post information relating to immunizations exceptions, required and suggested immunizations for school age children, information on health clinics offering vaccines and links to the DSHS website. Information should be available in English and Spanish.
Location: Texas Department of Health & Safety
College Credit, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Credit, and Joint HS and College Credit Programs
SB 282 80th Legislature
Requires school districts to notify the parent(s) and/or guardian(s) of all students in grades 9 – 12 of the availability of programs under which they may earn college credit, including Advanced Placement programs, International Baccalaureate programs, dual credit programs, and joint high school and college credit programs. The notification may be provided on the district’s Internet website and must include the name and contact information of any public or private entity offering such a program.
Please see the High School Counselor
Notice of Vacancies for Licensed / Certified Positions
SB 387 79th Legislature
School districts must implement the new requirements regarding posting notice of vacancies for which a license or certificate is required under Section 21.003. The district must provide such notice by posting the position on a bulletin board at a place convenient to the public in the district’s central administrative office, a bulletin board at the central administrative office of each campus in the district during any time the office is open, and the district’s Internet website, if any.
Nutrition and Health Policies
SB 42 79th Legislature
The legislation adds an emphasis on proper nutrition and exercise to the health curriculum required for kindergarten through grade 12 in Education Code Sec. 28.004. A school district shall publish in the student handbook and post on the district’s Internet website,
- a statement of the policies adopted to ensure that elementary school, middle school, and junior high school students engage in at least 30 minutes per school day or 135 minutes per school week of physical activity; and
- a statement of:
- the number of times during the preceding year the district’s school health advisory council has met;
- whether the district has adopted and enforces policies to ensure that district campuses comply with agency vending machine and food service guidelines for restricting student access to vending machines; and
- whether the district has adopted and enforces policies and procedures that prescribe penalties for the use of tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored or school-related activities.
Location: Child Nutrition
Notice of School Board Meetings
SB 1133 79th Legislature
Requires a school district to post notices of meetings of the school board on the school district’s website, if a website is maintained by, or for, the district and if a school district is located in whole or in part within the corporate boundaries of a municipality with a population of 48,000 or more.
The Internet posting is in addition to any other posting required. The validity of a notice or agenda is not affected by a failure to comply with a requirement under the new section that is due to a technical problem beyond the control of the school district. This language is in addition to the current requirement to post meeting notices on a bulletin board at a place convenient to the public in the central administrative office of the district.
Superintendent’s Contract FIRST Rating – Contract is published in the district’s FIRST rating.
Campus Improvement Plans/District Improvement Plans/Evaluation of State Compensatory Education/Annual Financial and Compliance Report TEA Public Viewer – Use district code 057808 when searching for district. Not all submissions are viewable.
Bill of Rights for Property Owners
Bill of Rights for Property Owners – https://www.oag.state.tx.us/agency/landowners.shtml
Board Meeting Minutes
Notice of School Board Meeting (Government Code, §551.056(a)-(b)) – Requires the posting of a meeting notice on the district’s website, if a website is maintained.
Agenda for School Board Meeting
Agenda for School Board Meeting (Government Code, §551.056) – Requires the agenda to be concurrently posted with the meeting notice on the website if the school district maintains a website and contains all or part of the area within the corporate boundaries of a municipality with a population of 48,000 or more.
- 09/20/2012 Emergency
- 12/20/2012 Emergency
- 03/06/2013 Emergency
- 1/23/2017 Emergency
NCLB & Accountability Ratings
TEA School Report Cards
Texas Academic Performance Reports
HB 912 78th Legislature Education Code Section 21.204(d) School districts must place their employment policies on their websites and have the policies available for inspection at each school.
Location: Board Policy
Conflict of Interest
Local Government Code Chapter 176 Conflict of Interest The district must provide access to information concerning business relationships between local government officials and vendors that contract with local government entities. The manner by which information about these business relationships are disclosed was the subject of extensive interpretation and clarification by the Attorney General in GA-0446.
The records administrator for the entity is required to maintain a list of “local government officers of the entity and shall make that list available to the public and any person who may be required to file a questionnaire. In addition, entities are required to “provide access to the statements and questionnaires . . . on the Internet website maintained by the local governmental entity. Larger entities have additional internet website listing requirements.
HB 1491 from the 80th legislature codifies many of the rulings in GA-0446. It provides that a local governmental entity is not required to maintain an Internet site to provide access to statements and questionnaires.
Location: Conflict of Interest
Location: District Site (see link in footer of all pages)
House Bill No. 1059 Flu Information
Location: House Bill No. 1059 Flu Information
Location: Anti Bullying PDF
Location: Superintendent Salary