October 26, 2018
TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
Subject: Update Regarding 2018-2019 Texas Partnerships (SB 1882)
The purpose of this TAA letter is to 1) share critical information regarding deadlines for submitting requests to the agency for benefits related to partnerships which intend to begin a full year of operation during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years 2) make districts aware of an upcoming webinar posting about Texas Partnerships and 3) provide access to the 2018-2019 Texas Partnership Guide.
Partnership Benefits Approval - Process & Timeline Information:
Districts will have three opportunities to submit a Texas Partnership Benefits Application. Please refer to the following table for specific dates:
Deadlines to submit completed applications
Review Cycle 1
Dec. 13, 2018
Dec. 13- Jan. 25
Jan. 25, 2019
Feb. 7, 2019
Review Cycle 2
Feb. 4, 2019
Mar. 4, 2019
Apr. 2, 2019
Review Cycle 3
Apr. 1, 2019
Apr. 30, 2019
Jun. 4, 2019
The Texas Partnership Benefits Application is posted to the Texas Partnerships (SB 1882) webpage.
Texas Partnerships Webinar
On Thursday November 1st, the agency will be posting a pre-recorded webinar for districts interested in applying for Texas Partnership benefits during the 2018-2019 school year. The webinar will be posted on the Texas Partnerships (SB 1882) webpage.
2018 -2019 Texas Partnership Guide
The agency has developed a guide to support districts with developing partnerships and applying for benefits. This includes information regarding relevant grant opportunities in addition to model and required partnership materials. Districts can download the partnership guide from the Texas Partnerships (SB 1882) webpage.
For additional information or assistance, please contact Doug Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marian L. Schutte
Director - System Support & Innovation