Tex. Educ. Code Section 29.257
Community Education Development Projects


(a)

The legislature may appropriate money from the foundation school fund to the agency for developing and implementing community education projects. The agency shall actively seek gifts, grants, or other donations for purposes related to community education development projects, unless the acceptance is prohibited by other law. Money received under this subsection shall be deposited in the account established under Subsection (b) and may be appropriated only for the purpose for which the money was given.

(b)

The community education development account is created as a dedicated account in the foundation school fund in the state treasury. The account shall consist of community education related gifts, grants, and donations and shall be administered by the agency.

(c)

Subject to legislative appropriation and except as provided by Subsection (g), a school district to which the agency awards money for a community education development project is entitled to receive money for a period of three years. After that period, a project must be funded wholly from local sources. State funding under this section may not exceed:

(1)

$50,000 for the first year of a project;

(2)

$35,000 for the second year of a project; or

(3)

$20,000 for the third year of a project.

(d)

The State Board of Education by rule shall establish procedures for distributing community education development money to school districts. The procedures must include a statewide competitive process by which the agency, in accordance with procedures adopted by board rule, evaluates applications for community education development money and awards money to the districts whose projects the agency determines have the greatest merit. A school district may seek review of an agency determination regarding the award of money only in accordance with an administrative review process adopted by board rule. A school district may not seek judicial review of an agency determination.

(e)

An application for funding under this section must include:

(1)

a resolution adopted by the board of trustees of the school district adopting a particular community education development project plan;

(2)

in accordance with rules adopted by the State Board of Education, a description of:

(A)

the objectives of the proposed project, including, if appropriate, quantitative targets for the objectives; and

(B)

the particular means by which the objectives are to be achieved;

(3)

the estimated funding requirements and the data or analysis used to prepare the estimate;

(4)

a statement outlining the manner in which the proposed project achieves goals for community education and complies with the requirements of this section;

(5)

a statement of the manner in which the project is to be funded after the third year;

(6)

a provision for a survey of community education needs in the district that:

(A)

incorporates the objectives of community education;

(B)

is completed and analyzed by the district in the first year of the project; and

(C)

adheres to statistical techniques recognized as valid by professional statisticians;

(7)

a provision for the maximum efficient use of existing school facilities in the first year of the project;

(8)

a provision for the establishment of an advisory committee of at least 15 members who:

(A)

are selected without regard to race or sex;

(B)

are selected to reflect persons from the local business community, governmental agencies, public and private nonprofit educational interests, parents, and the general public; and

(C)

serve without compensation; and

(9)

a designation of a district community education administrator whose primary responsibility is the implementation and supervision of the community education program.

(f)

The agency shall monitor each project awarded money under this section in accordance with rules adopted by the State Board of Education. The agency shall evaluate whether the project has satisfactorily carried out the district’s objectives as set out in the community education project plan. The board by rule may provide a process for amending the plan.

(g)

A school district is not entitled to funding for any year of a project for which:

(1)

the district did not apply for funding; or

(2)

the agency suspends the funding based on the agency’s determination that the district has failed to satisfactorily implement the project’s objectives.

(h)

The State Board of Education by rule shall provide for an administrative process for the suspension of funding under Subsection (g)(2). The rules must be consistent with Chapter 2001 (Administrative Procedure), Government Code.

(i)

The State Board of Education may adopt rules necessary to implement and enforce this section, including rules relating to financial audits of school districts that receive money under this section. Rules adopted under this section by the State Board of Education may not permit the board or the agency to waive any provision of this section.

(j)

The agency may not use more than five percent of the funds appropriated for the projects under this section for the agency’s administration of this section.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1071, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Source: Section 29.257 — Community Education Development Projects, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.­29.­htm#29.­257 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

29.001
Statewide Plan
29.002
Definition
29.003
Eligibility Criteria
29.004
Full Individual and Initial Evaluation
29.005
Individualized Education Program
29.006
Continuing Advisory Committee
29.008
Contracts for Services
29.009
Public Notice Concerning Preschool Programs for Students with Disabilities
29.010
Compliance
29.011
Transition Planning
29.0011
Prohibited Performance Indicator
29.012
Residential Facilities
29.013
Noneducational Community-based Support Services for Certain Students with Disabilities
29.014
School Districts that Provide Education Solely to Students Confined to or Educated in Hospitals
29.015
Special Education Decision-making for Children in Foster Care
29.016
Evaluation Conducted Pursuant to a Special Education Due Process Hearing
29.017
Transfer of Parental Rights at Age of Majority
29.018
Special Education Grant
29.019
Individualized Education Program Facilitation
29.020
Individualized Education Program Facilitation Project
29.022
Video Surveillance of Special Education Settings
29.0031
Dyslexia and Related Disorders
29.0032
Providers of Dyslexia Instruction
29.0041
Information and Consent for Certain Psychological Examinations or Tests
29.041
Definitions
29.042
Establishment and Administration of Program
29.043
Application for Grant on Behalf of Student
29.044
Program Eligibility Criteria
29.045
Approval of Application
29.046
Account Use Restriction
29.047
Agency-approved Providers and Vendors: Criteria and Application
29.048
Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee Duties
29.049
Rules
29.0051
Model Form
29.051
State Policy
29.052
Definitions
29.053
Establishment of Bilingual Education and Special Language Programs
29.054
Exception
29.055
Program Content
29.056
Enrollment of Students in Program
29.057
Facilities
29.058
Enrollment of Students Who Do Not Have Limited English Proficiency
29.059
Cooperation Among Districts
29.060
Preschool, Summer School, and Extended Time Programs
29.061
Bilingual Education and Special Language Program Teachers
29.062
Compliance
29.063
Language Proficiency Assessment Committees
29.064
Appeals
29.065
Assistance by Agency
29.066
Peims Reporting Requirements
29.081
Compensatory, Intensive, and Accelerated Instruction
29.082
Optional Extended Year Program
29.083
Student Retention Information
29.084
Tutorial Services
29.085
Life Skills Program for Student Parents
29.086
Basic Skills Programs for High School Students
29.087
High School Equivalency Programs
29.088
After-school and Summer Intensive Mathematics Instruction Programs
29.089
Mentoring Services Program
29.090
After-school and Summer Intensive Science Instruction Programs
29.091
Grant Program for Districts that Have High Enrollment of Educationally Disadvantaged Students and that Provide Summer Instruction
29.094
Intensive Reading or Language Intervention Pilot Program
29.095
Grants for Student Clubs
29.096
Collaborative Dropout Reduction Pilot Program
29.099
Intensive Mathematics and Algebra Intervention Pilot Program
29.0111
Beginning of Transition Planning
29.0112
Transition and Employment Guide
29.0113
Driving with Disability Program Information
29.121
Definition
29.122
Establishment
29.123
State Plan
29.0151
Appointment of Surrogate Parent for Certain Children
29.151
Free Kindergarten
29.152
Operation of Kindergartens on Half-day or Full-day Basis
29.153
Free Prekindergarten for Certain Children
29.154
Evaluation of Prekindergarten Programs
29.155
Kindergarten and Prekindergarten Grants
29.156
Grants for Educational Component of Head Start
29.157
Ready to Read Grants
29.158
Coordination of Services
29.159
Provision of Certain Information
29.160
Demonstration Projects
29.0161
Contract with State Office of Administrative Hearings for Special Education Due Process Hearings
29.161
School Readiness Certification System
29.0162
Representation in Special Education Due Process Hearing
29.162
Rules
29.0163
Protection of the Rights of Military Families with Children with Disabilities
29.0164
Limitation Period for Filing Complaint and Requesting Special Education Due Process Hearing
29.164
Definition
29.167
High Quality Curriculum and Teacher Requirements
29.168
Family Engagement Plan
29.169
Program Evaluation
29.170
Program Funding Evaluation
29.171
Eligible Private Providers
29.172
Rules
29.181
Public Education Career and Technology Education Goals
29.182
State Plan for Career and Technology Education
29.183
Career and Technology and Other Educational Programs
29.184
Contracts with Other Schools for Career and Technology Classes
29.185
Career and Technology Program Requirements and Procedures
29.187
Award for Distinguished Achievement in Career and Technology Education
29.188
Recognition of Successful Career and Technology Education Program
29.190
Subsidy for Certification Examination
29.191
Accident, Liability, and Automobile Insurance Coverage
29.192
Immunity from Liability
29.194
Summer Career and Technology Education Grant Program
29.201
Parental Choice
29.202
Eligibility
29.203
Financing
29.204
Notification
29.205
Contract Authority
29.251
Definitions
29.252
Agency Role in Community Education
29.255
State Funding
29.256
Reimbursement for Community Education Services
29.257
Community Education Development Projects
29.301
Definitions
29.302
Findings
29.303
Unique Communication
29.304
Qualifications of Personnel
29.305
Language Mode Peers
29.306
Familial and Advocate Involvement
29.307
Role Models
29.308
Regional Programs
29.309
Composition of Local Special Education Advisory Committee
29.310
Procedures and Materials for Assessment and Placement
29.311
Educational Programs
29.312
Psychological Counseling Services
29.313
Evaluation of Programs
29.314
Transition into Regular Class
29.315
Texas School for the Deaf Memorandum of Understanding
29.316
Language Acquisition
29.402
Partnership
29.403
Financing
29.404
Other Funding
29.451
Definitions
29.452
Applicability
29.453
School District Services
29.454
Behavior Management
29.455
Memorandum of Understanding
29.456
Failure of School District and Center to Agree
29.457
Funding
29.458
Rules
29.551
Definitions
29.552
P-tech Advisory Council
29.553
P-tech Program
29.554
Accident Medical Expense, Liability, and Automobile Insurance Coverage
29.555
Immunity from Liability
29.556
P-tech School Designation and Grant Program
29.557
Rules
29.0561
Evaluation of Transferred Students
29.0821
Optional Flexible Year Program
29.0822
Optional Flexible School Day Program
29.0881
Strong Foundations Grant Program
29.901
Military Instruction
29.902
Driver Education
29.905
Community Education Relating to Hate Crime Law
29.906
Character Traits and Personal Skills Instruction
29.907
Celebrate Freedom Week
29.908
Early College Education Program
29.909
Distance Learning Courses
29.910
Programs of Mutual Benefit
29.911
Generation Texas Week
29.915
Financial Literacy Pilot Program
29.916
Home-schooled Student Merit Scholarship and Advanced Placement Testing
29.917
Higher Education and Workforce Readiness Programs
29.918
Dropout Prevention Strategies
29.920
Winter Celebrations
29.922
Texas Workforce Innovation Needs Program
29.923
Workplace Safety Training Information
29.924
Blended Learning Grant Program
29.925
Texas Girls in Stem
29.926
Agriculture Education Program
29.931
Broadband Technical Support for Students
29.934
Resource Campus
29.1531
Tuition-supported and District-financed Prekindergarten
29.1532
Prekindergarten Program Requirements
29.1533
Establishment of New Prekindergarten Program
29.1534
Notification of Prekindergarten Programs
29.1543
Early Education Reports
29.1544
Reporting of Certain Information Regarding Prekindergarten Programs
29.1561
Administration of Early Childhood Care and Education Programs
29.9015
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test
29.9021
Water Safety Education
29.9071
Texas Military Heroes Day
29.9072
Holocaust Remembrance Week
29.9073
Texas Fruit and Vegetable Day
29.9074
Fentanyl Poisoning Awareness Week
29.90725
Survey on Holocaust Remembrance Week Instruction

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 29.257’s source at texas​.gov