Who is responsible for Texas public schools law?

Who is responsible for Texas public schools law?

They are the Texas agency responsible to assuring that school districts and charter schools follow Texas education laws. I have posted this document as a public service so that you will know your rights under the law.

What does Chapter 26 of the Texas Education Code say?

(b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), a school district or open-enrollment charter school in which a student is enrolled as a full-time student may not deny the request of a parent of a student to enroll the student in an electronic course offered through the state virtual school network under Chapter 30A.

How does the Texas School District locator work?

The Texas School District Locator (SDL) provides basic information for Texas schools, districts, and education service centers (ESCs) in map format. It also provides school district information, district accountability ratings, and enrollment and performance reports in text format.

Who is a parent in the Texas Education Code?

DEFINITION. In this chapter, “parent” includes a person standing in parental relation. The term does not include a person as to whom the parent-child relationship has been terminated or a person not entitled to possession of or access to a child under a court order.

When was the Texas State Board for Educator Certification created?

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) was created by the Texas Legislature in 1995 to recognize public school educators as professionals and grant educators the authority to govern the standards of their profession. The board oversees all aspects of the preparation, certification, and standards of conduct of public school educators.

Can a probationary teacher in Texas resign?

This article applies to educators who hold probationary, term or continuing contracts working in Texas public school districts. A probationary or term contract teacher can effectively resign by declining to sign and return a new contract by the deadline listed on the contract.

Do you have to have a contract to be a teacher in Texas?

The answer to these questions depends on whether or not you have an employment contract. The Texas Education Code requires that a public school district employ certain employees, including all classroom teachers and full-time certified administrators, under a contract. That contract works two ways.

Can a teacher take personal leave in Texas?

A district may not limit the reasons for which personal leave may be taken. This prohibition applies to state personal leave but may not apply to local personal leave.