House Bill 5 Community and Student Engagement
Under House Bill 5 (passed last year by the 83rd Texas Legislature), all districts are required to evaluate the district's performance and the performance of each campus in regard to community and student engagement. Districts must assign one of four performance ratings - Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable or Unacceptable - to the district and each campus for overall performance, including the following categories:
- Fine arts;
- Wellness and physical education;
- Community and parental involvement;
- 21st Century Workforce Development program;
- Second language acquisition program;
- Digital learning environment;
- Dropout prevention strategies; and
- Educational programs for gifted and talented students.
House Bill 5 requires a local committee or committees to determine the criteria that the district uses to evaluate and assign performance ratings and to evaluate the district's compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements. The Texas Education Agency will begin collecting information regarding locally-assigned district and campus community and student engagement ratings beginning in late June.
While districts must assign locally-determined performance ratings for the district and all campuses in the district, ratings are not required for budgeted (non-instructional) campuses, Disciplinary Alternative Education program (DAEP) campuses, Juvenile Justice Alternative Education program (JJAEP) campuses and facilities operated by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
2015-2016 HB 5 Community and Student Engagement Ratings
Statutory Compliance: Yes
- Fine Arts: Exemplary
- Wellness and Physical Education: Exemplary
- Community and Parental Involvement: Recognized
- 21st Century Workforce Development Program: Recognized
- Second Language Acquisition Program: Exemplary
- Digital Learning Environment: Exemplary
- Dropout Prevention Strategies: Exemplary
- Educational Programs for Gifted and Talented Students: Recognized