Local Accountability System
House Bill (HB) 22 (85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017) established the Local Accountability System (LAS) to allow districts and open-enrollment charter schools to develop local accountability system plans for their campuses. A district’s local accountability plan provides stakeholders with detailed information about school performance and progress over time. Local accountability plans may vary by school type (elementary school, middle school, high school, and K–12) and by school group (magnet schools, early college high schools, etc.), but must apply equally to all campuses as applicable by school type and group. Once approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), it is expected that a plan be operational and relatively unchanged for three to five years.
Due to COVID-19-related uncertainty about school schedules, the local accountability team is temporarily adopting a flexible approach to district development of a local accountability plan.
TEA will offer webinar-style training for districts throughout the year and provide direct support to districts as a local accountability plan is developed and submitted for approval.
Please reach out with questions as information in published guides may change.