HB3 Update: Teacher Incentive Allotment

In an effort to attract more attention to the teaching field, the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) is an exciting new allotment implemented through HB3 bill. TIA is meant to encourage people to join the teaching profession by providing a pathway to earn an annual $100,000 salary. Participation in the allotment is completely optional and at … Read More

HB3 Update: Bilingual Education Allotment

Texas has a healthy growing population, and with that, Texas also has an increasing Limited English Proficient (LEP) population. HB3 has expanded the resources and allotments given to schools with a Bilingual Education population to help serve this growing population. TEA states that Texas provides services to the second largest LEP population in the nation, … Read More

HB3 Update: Dyslexia Allotment

HB3 introduced the Dyslexia Allotment to be available for the 2019-2020 school year. Dyslexia is comprised of two primary components: Decoding and Language Comprehension which equate to a person’s reading comprehension ability. TEA has stated that 80% of students who read below grade level demonstrate decoding or word reading weaknesses often attributed to Dyslexia. The … Read More

HB3 Update: Charter School Funding

Most of your campuses are in full swing this time of year; staff developments have been completed, cafeterias are full during the lunch hours and classes full of activity. The days continue as they normally would, while the back office deciphers HB3 to make sure that all changes, compliance rules, and funding guidelines are met. … Read More

HB3 Weekly Update: More Changes to High School Allotments

Career and Technology Education (CTE) Courses The purpose of the CTE allotment is to encourage schools to offer more CTE courses on their campus for their students to take. The goal of a CTE course is to prepare students with the skills needed to further their education and careers in developing and needed professions. The … Read More

College, Career and Military Readiness

House Bill 3 touches many different aspects of education in Texas and one key area that was vastly impacted was the implementation of the college, career, and military readiness programs.  The purpose of these programs is to ensure that all Texas High School students have the resources to access career exploration tools and high-quality college … Read More

HB3 – Weekly Update

TEA Video Series “Current Year Property Values and Fast Growth Allotment” was the topic of TEA’s “HB3 in 30” video series this past week. This week’s video touched on three topics: Current Year Values, Fast Growth Allotment and New Instructional Facility Allotment. The only one that applies to Charter Schools is the latter of the three. … Read More

TRS Releases Video Summarizing Legislative Changes

The Teacher Retirement System (TRS) released a 15-minute video summarizing the changes from the 86th Texas Legislative session that will impact charter schools, related to TRS. Watch now. In summary, the highlights are: Senate Bill 12  Increases contribution rates for members and the state incrementally over the next 6 years.  The exact rates during each of the … Read More

HB3 – Weekly Update

TEA Video Series “Recapture” was the topic of TEA’s, “HB3 in 30” video series this past week. Recapture is a provision in the Texas Education code that requires districts with excess local revenue to pay into the Foundation School Program (FSP). These funds are then distributed to other school districts across Texas. This only affects … Read More

HB3 – Weekly Update: Early Education, Pre-K

Early Education Your early education allotment is brand new funding for the 2019-20 school year!  HB3 established the allotment to provide funding for full-day high quality pre-k and other early learning strategies.  Until now, the state has only funded half-day (three-hour) Pre-K.  This significant step forward was taken to ensure that more children start kindergarten … Read More