HB 3 School Board Goals Annual Monitoring
Fall is a time of planning. You are probably working on finalizing your District and Campus Improvement Plans, but do not forget about your HB3 Board Goals (these plans may be aligned). Along with planning comes monitoring, and it is time to monitor your adopted HB 3 Board Goals. Originally, the HB3 Board Goals were to be in place by the end of the 2019-20 school year, but the deadline was extended to January 31, 2021, due to the pandemic. Consequently, it is likely that your annual monitoring review, to be held in a public meeting, will be due by the end of January 2022. It should be within a year of when the goals were adopted by the Board. CSS previously published the HB3 Board Goal requirements (click here for previous article), and today we will turn our focus on the monitoring requirements.
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Remind Me – What are the Goal Requirements?
The HB3 Board Goals established annual targets for 5 years in 2 areas:
- Early Childhood literacy and math (EC-LM) proficiency (leading to 3rd grade proficiency on STAAR)
- College, Career, and Military Readiness (indicators evaluated under the student achievement domain)
Furthermore, the plan required targeted professional development for K-3 teachers at any campuses the Board identifies as not meeting the goals.
Please read our previous full article on the subject in the link in the first paragraph, and also see the TEA page under Resources at the end of this article for more information.
What are the monitoring Requirements?
- Charter Boards must review the progress of each plan at least annually at a public meeting.
- All data must be disaggregated by student groups the same as the groups in the “closing the gaps” domain of the State accountability system. Groups with less than 25 students should not be publicly reported due to small size privacy concerns.
- Post annual report on district and campus websites
The annual/interim updates reported to the board should contain (1) the board outcome goal and progress measure being monitored, (2) data, once available, showing previous reporting periods, the current reporting period, and the annual and 5 year deadline targets, (3) the superintendent’s evaluation of performance for the district and each applicable campus, and (4) supporting documentation that evidences the evaluation and describes any needed next steps.
- Link to TEA video, slide presentation, templates, and materials: https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/government-relations-and-legal/government-relations/hb-3-in-30-video-series
- Scroll down to “Board and District Goal Setting.” Resources are linked under the video.
- Remember! HB3 created funding to support these goals through the program intent State allotment “PIC” 36. This money funded full day Pre-K, the Texas Reading Academies, and other local activities connected to your HB3 Board Goals. Your allotment for PIC 36 can be found on your Summary of Finances report.
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