TITLE 2. PUBLIC EDUCATION
SUBTITLE I. SCHOOL FINANCE AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 42. FOUNDATION SCHOOL PROGRAM
SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Without reference to the amendment of this section, this section was transferred, redesignated, and amended as Sections 48.008 and 48.009, Education Code, by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 943 (H.B. 3), Secs. 1.016 and 1.017, eff. September 1, 2019.
Sec. 42.006. PUBLIC EDUCATION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (PEIMS).
(a-6) The commissioner by rule shall require each school district and open-enrollment charter school to report through the Public Education Information Management System information disaggregated by campus and grade regarding:
(1) the number of children who are required to attend school under Section 25.085, are not exempted under Section 25.086, and fail to attend school without excuse for 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year;
(2) the number of students for whom the district initiates a truancy prevention measure under Section 25.0915(a-4); and
(3) the number of parents of students against whom an attendance officer or other appropriate school official has filed a complaint under Section 25.093.
(a-8) The commissioner by rule shall require each school district and open-enrollment charter school to annually report through the Public Education Information Management System information regarding the number of students who are enrolled in a high school equivalency program, a dropout recovery school, or an adult education program provided under a high school diploma and industry certification charter school program provided by the district or school and who:
(1) are at least 18 years of age and under 26 years of age;
(2) have not previously been reported to the agency as dropouts; and
(3) enroll in the program at the district or school after not attending school for a period of at least nine months.
(a-9) A student reported under Subsection (a-8) as having enrolled in a high school equivalency program, a dropout recovery school, or an adult education program provided under a high school diploma and industry certification charter school program must be reported through the Public Education Information Management System as having previously dropped out of school.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 903, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1340 (S.B. 1871), Sec. 7, eff. June 15, 2007.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 295 (H.B. 1264), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 550 (S.B. 490), Sec. 3, eff. June 9, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 735 (S.B. 1153), Sec. 4, eff. June 12, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 916 (S.B. 1404), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2017.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 943 (H.B. 3), Sec. 1.016, eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 943 (H.B. 3), Sec. 1.017, eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 943 (H.B. 3), Sec. 4.001(a)(28), eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1036 (H.B. 548), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1060 (H.B. 1051), Sec. 8, eff. June 14, 2019.
SUBCHAPTER C. SPECIAL ALLOTMENTS
Without reference to the addition of this section, Chapter 42 was transferred to Chapter 48, Education Code, by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 943 (H.B. 3), eff. September 1, 2019.
Sec. 42.168. SCHOOL SAFETY ALLOTMENT. (a) From funds appropriated for that purpose, the commissioner shall provide to a school district an annual allotment in the amount provided by appropriation for each student in average daily attendance.
(b) Funds allocated under this section must be used to improve school safety and security, including costs associated with:
(1) securing school facilities, including:
(A) improvements to school infrastructure;
(B) the use or installation of physical barriers; and
(C) the purchase and maintenance of:
(i) security cameras or other security equipment; and
(ii) technology, including communications systems or devices, that facilitates communication and information sharing between students, school personnel, and first responders in an emergency;
(2) providing security for the district, including:
(A) employing school district peace officers, private security officers, and school marshals; and
(B) collaborating with local law enforcement agencies, such as entering into a memorandum of understanding for the assignment of school resource officers to schools in the district;
(3) school safety and security training and planning, including:
(A) active shooter and emergency response training;
(B) prevention and treatment programs relating to addressing adverse childhood experiences; and
(C) the prevention, identification, and management of emergencies and threats, including:
(i) providing mental health personnel and support;
(ii) providing behavioral health services; and
(iii) establishing threat reporting systems; and
(4) providing programs related to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.
(c) A school district may use funds allocated under this section for equipment or software that is used for a school safety and security purpose and an instructional purpose, provided that the instructional use does not compromise the safety and security purpose of the equipment or software.
(d) A school district that is required to take action under Chapter 41 to reduce its wealth per student to the equalized wealth level is entitled to a credit, in the amount of the allotments to which the district is to receive as provided by appropriation, against the total amount required under Section 41.093 for the district to purchase attendance credits.
(e) The commissioner may adopt rules to implement this section.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 464 (S.B. 11), Sec. 20, eff. June 6, 2019.