Special Accreditation Investigations

Special Accreditation Investigations (SAI) are conducted by TEA's Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

Texas Education Code Sec. 39.058. CONDUCT OF SPECIAL ACCREDITATION INVESTIGATIONS (as amended by H.B. 1842, 84th Legislature, Regular Session)

(a) The agency shall adopt written procedures for conducting special accreditation investigations under this subchapter, including procedures that allow the agency to obtain information from district employees in a manner that prevents a district or campus from screening the information. The agency shall make the procedures available on the agency Internet website. Agency staff must be trained in the procedures and must follow the procedures in conducting the special accreditation investigation.

(b) After completing a special accreditation investigation, the agency shall present preliminary findings to any person or entity the agency finds has violated a law, rule, or policy. Before issuing a report with its final findings, the agency must provide a person or entity the agency finds has violated a law, rule, or policy an opportunity for an informal review by the commissioner or a designated hearing examiner.