School districts and open-enrollment charter schools may
report their eligible students through the alternative compensatory
education reporting system if they do not have their income-eligible students reported to the
Texas Education Agency through the Child Nutrition Programs administered
by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
A school district or open-enrollment charter school must request prior approval from the commissioner of education to claim students receiving a full-time virtual education (through the state virtual school network) in its count of educationally disadvantaged students. Additional requirements for submission of plans detailing the enhanced services that will be provided to the full-time state virtual school network students are forthcoming.
The commissioner’s rules require that
school districts and open-enrollment charter schools document the eligibility of
students reported through the alternative program and provide for
routine audits of that documentation.
Note: House Bill 1305 of the 84th Texas Legislature, 2015:
- allows alternative reporting for compensatory education on one or more campuses within the district
- allows locally funded programs for the provision of free or reduced-price meals
- requires a detailed plan for alternative reporting of compensatory education if a virtual campus intends to make use of this provision
Law and Rules
Correspondence to Affected School Districts and Charter Schools
Sample Letters, Forms and Instructions
For more information, contact:
Division of State Funding