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WISD Required Postings

Introduction

State and Federal Laws from time to time mandate information be posted on a school district's website. The requirements vary widely as well as the locations where these items might logically appear. With this page we are hoping to provide our community with a quick resource for locating such information.

Guide to Required Postings

Administrative

Notice of School Board Meetings

SB 1133 79th Legislature
Requires a school district to post notices of meetings of the school board on the school district’s website, if a website is maintained by, or for, the district and if a school district is located in whole or in part within the corporate boundaries of a municipality with a population of 48,000 or more.

The Internet posting is in addition to any other posting required. The validity of a notice or agenda is not affected by a failure to comply with a requirement under the new section that is due to a technical problem beyond the control of the school district. This language is in addition to the current requirement to post meeting notices on a bulletin board at a place convenient to the public in the central administrative office of the district.

Location: School Board


Agenda for School Board Meeting

Government Code, 551.056
Requires the agenda to be concurrently posted with the meeting notice on the wesite if the school district maintains a website and contains all or part of the area within the corporate boundaries of a municipality with a population of 48,000 or more.

Location: School Board Agenda


Campus Report Card, Performance Report, District Rating

HB 3 (81st Legislature) recent campus report card
Requires a school district that maintains a website to post the most recent campus report card for each campus in the district, the information in the most recent performance report, the most recent accreditation status and performance rating of the district, and a definition and explanation of each accreditation status and performance rating.

Location: About WISD


Targeted Improvement Plan

HB 3 (81st Legislature)
Requires a school district to post on its website, prior to a hearing, the targeted improvement plan a board of trustees will consider.

Location: N/A


School Board Employment Policies

HB 912 78th Legislature Education Code Section 21.204(d)
School districts must place their employment policies on their websites and have the policies available for inspection at each school.

Location: School Board


Conflict Disclosure Statements and Questionnaires

Local Government Code Chapter 176 Conflict of Interest
The district must provide access to information concerning business relationships between local government officials and vendors that contract with local government entities. The manner by which information about these business relationships are disclosed was the subject of extensive interpretation and clarification by the Attorney General in GA-0446.

See: http://www.oag.state.tx.us/opinions/op50abbott/ga-0446.htm

The records administrator for the entity is required to maintain a list of “local government officers of the entity and shall make that list available to the public and any person who may be required to file a questionnaire. In addition, entities are required to “provide access to the statements and questionnaires . . . on the Internet website maintained by the local governmental entity. Larger entities have additional internet website listing requirements.

HB 1491 from the 80th legislature codifies many of the rulings in GA-0446. It provides that a local governmental entity is not required to maintain an Internet site to provide access to statements and questionnaires.

Location: Business Services


Vacancy Postings

SB 300 81st Legislature
Allows at least ten days notice of a vacant position requiring a certificate or license to be posted on the district's website, if the school district maintains a website.

Location: Human Resources


Finance

Electricity, Water and Natural Gas Costs

HB 3693 80th Legislature
Requires the posting of the metered amounts of electricity, water and gas consumption for which the district is required to pay and the aggregate amounts of those services.

Location: Business Services


Maintenance and Operations (M & O) tax rate

Tax Code 26.05b
Districts must post on their website the Maintenance and Operations (M & O) tax rate if it exceeds the effective rate.

Location: Business Services


Summary of Proposed Budget

HB 1 Section 2.06 79th Legislature, 3rd called session
Requires school districts to post on their website a summary of their proposed budget
at the same time the districts post their notice of the budget. The summary must include aggregate and per student spending on instruction; instructional support; central administration; district operations; debt service; and any other category designated by the commissioner. The summary must also include a comparison to the previous year’s actual spending.

Location: Business Services


Adopted Budget Summary

HB 3 (81st Legislature)
Requires a school district to prominently display on the district's website for three years an external link of the budget adopted by the Board of Trustees.

Location: Business Services


Landowner's Bill of Rights

HB 1495 (80th Legislature)
Requires a school district to make available, if technologically feasible, on its Internet website a landowner's bill of rights prepared by the Attorney General.

Location: Business Services


NCLB & Accountability Ratings

HB 3297 78th Legislature .TEC §39.251 and §39.252
Districts are required by the 10th day of the new school year to have posted on the district website the following items:

  • the School Report Cards for each campus (available at the TAPR website);

  • AEIS Report for the district;

  • the current accountability rating, as of August 1 for the district; and

  • a definition and explanation of each rating, such as Table 6 (a PDF download) of the current Accountability Manual


2014-15 Federal Report Card
Intermediate School Middle School High School District



2015-2016 Accountability Reports
District High School Middle School Intermediate Primary

 

2015-2016 School Report Card
High School Middle School Intermediate Primary

 

2015-2016 Community and Student Engagement Accountability Rating

 

 

Location: About WISD


Academic

Testing for Home Schooled Students

HB 1844 80th Legislature
A school district is required to post on an Internet website maintained by the district the date the PSAT/NMSQT will be administered and the date any college advanced placement tests will be administered. The notice must state that the PSAT/NMSQT or the advanced placement test is available for home-schooled students eligible to attend school in the district and describe the procedures for a home-schooled student to register for the test. Registration for PSAT/NMSQT required by June 1st. Registration for AP exams required by January 1st.

Location: District Calendar

Additional Info: PSAT/NMSQT info  AP info


College Credit, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Credit, and Joint HS and College Credit Programs

SB 282 80th Legislature
Allows a school district to post on its website a notice regarding the availability of college credit programs in the district.

Location: High School Guidance Counseling

 

 


  Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs 

  1. Whitesboro ISD offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Health Science; Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Human Services; Hospitality Services; Information Technology; Science, Technology and Engineering Mathematics; and Career Prep. Admission to these programs is based on interest, aptitude, and class space availability.

  2. It is the policy of Whitesboro ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

  3. It is the policy of Whitesboro ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

  4. Whitesboro ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.

  5. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Ryan Harper, at 115 Fourth Street, Whitesboro, TX 76273, 903-564-4200, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Ashley Drake at #1 Bearcat Dr., Whitesboro, TX. 76273, 903-564-4208.

 


 

Special Education

Texas Transition Handbook


Health

Physical Activity Policies

Education Code, 28.004(k)
Requires a school district to post on its website, if it maintains a website, a statement of its physical activity policies for elementary, middle school and junior high school students and statement of the number of times during the preceding year the health advisory council met, whether the district has adopted and enforces policies to ensure that campuses are complying with vending machine and food service guidelines and whether the district has adopted and enforces policies that penalizes the use of tobacco products by students.

Location: Primary and Intermediate Student Handbook
               WMS and WHS Student Handbook


Immunization Awareness

HB 1059 80th Legislature
Requires a school district that maintains a website to prominently post in English and Spanish the immunizations required for public school, any immunizations or vaccines recommended for public school students, any health clinics that offer the influenza vaccine and a link to the Department of State Health Services website where a person can learn about the procedures to claim an exemption from the immunization requirements.

Location: Texas Department of Health & Safety


Nutrition and Health Policies

SB 42 79th Legislature
The legislation adds an emphasis on proper nutrition and exercise to the health curriculum required for kindergarten through grade 12 in Education Code Sec. 28.004. A school district shall publish in the student handbook and post on the district's Internet website,

  • a statement of the policies adopted to ensure that elementary school, middle school, and junior high school students engage in at least 30 minutes per school day or 135 minutes per school week of physical activity; and

  • a statement of:

    • the number of times during the preceding year the district's school health advisory council has met;
    • whether the district has adopted and enforces policies to ensure that district campuses comply with agency vending machine and food service guidelines for restricting student access to vending machines; and
    • whether the district has adopted and enforces policies and procedures that prescribe penalties for the use of tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored or school-related activities.

District Wellness Policy

Location: Food Services
               Primary and Intermediate Student Handbook
               WMS and WHS Student Handbook