Tex. Educ. Code Section 29.911
Generation Texas Week


(a)

To educate middle school, junior high school, and high school students about the importance of higher education, each school district and each open-enrollment charter school offering any of those grade levels shall designate one week during the school year as Generation Texas Week.

(b)

During the designated week, each middle school, junior high school, and high school shall provide students with comprehensive grade-appropriate information regarding the pursuit of higher education. The information provided must include information regarding:

(1)

higher education options available to students;

(2)

standard admission requirements for institutions of higher education, including:

(A)

overall high school grade point average;

(B)

required curriculum;

(C)

college readiness standards and expectations as determined under Section 28.008 (Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum); and

(D)

scores necessary on generally recognized tests or assessment instruments used in admissions determinations, including the Scholastic Assessment Test and the American College Test;

(3)

automatic admission of certain students to general academic teaching institutions as provided by Section 51.803 (Automatic Admission: All Institutions); and

(4)

financial aid availability and requirements, including the financial aid information provided by school counselors under Section 33.007 (Counseling Regarding Postsecondary Education)(b).

(c)

In addition to the information provided under Subsection (b), each middle school, junior high school, and high school shall provide to the students during the designated week at least one public speaker to promote the importance of higher education.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1058 (H.B. 2237), Sec. 12, eff. June 15, 2007.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1033 (H.B. 2909), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1033 (H.B. 2909), Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 443 (S.B. 715), Sec. 23, eff. June 14, 2013.
Sec. 29.912. RURAL PATHWAY EXCELLENCE PARTNERSHIP (R-PEP) PROGRAM. (a) In this section, “program” means the Rural Pathway Excellence Partnership (R-PEP) program.

(b)

The commissioner shall establish and administer the Rural Pathway Excellence Partnership (R-PEP) program to incentivize and support multidistrict, cross-sector, rural college and career pathway partnerships that expand opportunities for underserved students to succeed in school and life while promoting economic development in rural areas.

(b-1)

The commissioner shall ensure that agency employees assigned to administer the program have experience with or training in the procedures relating to a school district contracting to partner to operate a district campus under Section 11.174 (Contract Regarding Operation of District Campus).

(c)

The program must enable an eligible school district that has fewer than 1,600 students in average daily attendance to partner with at least one other school district located within a distance of 100 miles to offer a broader array of robust college and career pathways. Each partnership must:

(1)

offer college and career pathways that align with regional labor market projections for high-wage, high-demand careers; and

(2)

be managed by a coordinating entity that:

(A)

has or will have at the time students are served under the partnership the capacity to effectively coordinate the partnership;

(B)

has entered into a performance agreement approved by the board of trustees of each partnering school district that confers on the coordinating entity the same authority with respect to pathways offered under the partnership provided to an entity that contracts to operate a district campus under Section 11.174 (Contract Regarding Operation of District Campus);

(C)

is an eligible entity as defined by Section 12.101 (Authorization)(a); and

(D)

has on the entity’s governing board as either voting or ex officio members, or has on an advisory body, representatives of each partnering school district and members of regional higher education and workforce organizations.

(d)

The performance agreement described by Subsection (c)(2)(B) must:

(1)

include ambitious and measurable performance goals and progress measures tied to current college, career, and military readiness outcomes and longitudinal postsecondary completion and employment-related outcomes;

(2)

allocate responsibilities for accessing and managing progress and outcome information and annually publish that information on the Internet website of each partnering district and the coordinating entity;

(3)

authorize the coordinating entity to optimize the value of each college and career pathway offered through the partnership by:

(A)

determining scheduling;

(B)

adding or removing a pathway;

(C)

selecting and assigning pathway-specific personnel;

(D)

developing and exercising final approval of pathway budgets, which must include at least 80 percent of the state and local funding to which each partnering school district is entitled under Sections 48.106 (Career and Technology Education Allotment), 48.110 (College, Career, or Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus), and 48.118; and

(E)

determining any other matter critical to the efficacy of the pathways; and

(4)

provide that any eligible student enrolled in a partnering school district may participate in a college or career pathway offered through the partnership.

(e)

An employee of a coordinating entity that manages a partnership under the program is eligible for membership in and benefits from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas if the employee would be eligible for membership and benefits by holding a similar position at a partnering school district. An employee is eligible for membership under this subsection if a partnership would be authorized to participate in the program, as determined by the commissioner, but for the maximum expenditure established in Section 48.118(f).

(f)

A student enrolled in a college or career pathway offered through a partnership under the program is not considered for accountability purposes under Chapter 39 (Public School System Accountability) to have dropped out of high school or failed to complete the curriculum requirements for high school graduation until the sixth anniversary of the student’s first day in high school.

(g)

A school district proposing to enter into a performance agreement under this section shall notify the commissioner of the district’s intent to enter into the agreement. The commissioner shall establish procedures for a district to notify the commissioner, including establishing the period within which notification is required before the school year in which the proposed agreement would take effect, and to provide any additional information required by the commissioner.

(h)

In authorizing partnerships to participate in the program, the commissioner shall give priority to partnerships in which participating districts contract with a coordinating entity that has at least two years’ experience or employs an executive officer with at least two years’ experience managing college and career pathways under a performance contract.

(i)

Not later than the 60th day after the date the commissioner receives notification of a proposed agreement and all other information required by the commissioner, the commissioner shall notify the school districts whether the proposed performance agreement is approved and the partnering districts are authorized for participation in the program.

(j)

The commissioner shall make grants available for use by a coordinating entity for a two-year period to assist with costs associated with the planning, development, establishment, or expansion, as applicable, of partnerships under the program using a portion of state funds allocated under Section 48.118 as well as money appropriated for that purpose, federal funds, and any other funds available. The commissioner may award a grant only to a coordinating entity that has entered into a performance agreement approved under Subsection (i) or, if in the planning stage, has entered into a memorandum of understanding to enter into a performance agreement, unless the source of funds does not permit a grant to the coordinating entity, in which case the grant shall be made to a participating school district acting as fiscal agent. Eligible use of grant funds shall include planning, development, establishment, or expansion of partnerships under the program. The commissioner may use not more than 15 percent of the money allocated for the grants to cover the cost of administering grants awarded under the program and to provide technical assistance and support to partnerships under the program.

(k)

The commissioner shall adopt rules as necessary to implement this section, including rules establishing:

(1)

requirements of a performance agreement between participating districts and the coordinating entity;

(2)

the period during which a partnership under the program may operate after receiving commissioner approval and before a renewal of commissioner authorization is required; and

(3)

performance standards for a renewal of commissioner authorization to participate in the program.

(l)

This section does not prohibit an agreement between a school district and another entity for the provision of services at a district campus.

(m)

The commissioner may accept gifts, grants, and donations from any source, including private and nonprofit organizations, for the program. A private or nonprofit organization that contributes to the program may receive an award under Section 7.113 (Employers for Education Excellence Award).
Added by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 325 (H.B. 2209), Sec. 1, eff. June 2, 2023.

Source: Section 29.911 — Generation Texas Week, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.­29.­htm#29.­911 (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

§ 29.911’s source at texas​.gov