At-Risk/State Compensatory Education
The purpose of the State Compensatory Education (SCE) program is to reduce the dropout rate and increase the academic performance of students identified as being at risk of dropping out of school.
- To improve and enhance the regular education program for students identified as at risk of dropping out of school
- To design and implement appropriate compensatory, intensive, or accelerated instructional services/programs for students at risk of dropping out of school
- To reduce any disparity in performance on assessment instruments administered under Subchapter B, Chapter 39
- To reduce any disparity in the rates of high school completion between students at risk of dropping out of school and all other district students (Section 29.081, TEC)
General Use of Funds
Springtown ISD uses 55% of SCE funds for direct services to supplement services beyond those offered through the regular education program, less the 18% allowable to provide baseline services at the District’s AEP. The only exception to this ruling is where SCE funds are used to support one or more of the eight components at our Title I, Part A schoolwide campus, which exceeds 40% low income students. SCE funds do not supplant funds for the Regular Education Program, defined as those basic instructional services to which all eligible students are entitled and which consists of the required curriculum for each school district that serves grades K-12 (e.g., English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies) and enrichment curriculum (e.g., languages other than English, health, physical education, fine arts, economics, career and technology education and technology applications).
Use of Funds on Title I, Part A Campuses
As appropriate and necessary, SCE funds will be used to support one or more of the eight Title I, Part A Schoolwide Program Components at all Title I Schoolwide schools, so long as the campus continues to meet, at a minimum, the 40% poverty threshold. The district ensures that all campuses shall continue to receive their fair share of state and local funds for conducting the regular education program and ensures that the intent and purpose of the SCE Program will be met.
Springtown ISD has adopted the thirteen criteria delineated in Texas Education Code §29.081 and redefined by Senate Bill 702 as the sole criteria used in identifying students who are eligible to receive intensive, supplemental services. These criteria include the following:
A student at risk of dropping out of school includes each student who is under 26 years of age and who:
- Is in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or grade 1-3, and did not perform satisfactorily on a readiness test or assessment instrument administered during the current school year;
- Is in grade 7-12 and did not maintain an average equivalent to 70 on a scale of 100 in two or more subjects in the foundation curriculum during a semester in the preceding or current school year or is not maintaining such an average in two or more subjects in the foundation curriculum in the current semester;
- Was not advanced from one grade level to the next for one or more school years. (The exception is a student who did not advance from Pre-K or Kindergarten to the next grade level only as a result of the request of the student’s parents.
- Did not perform satisfactorily on a state assessment instrument administered to the student under Subchapter B, Chapter 39, and who has not in the previous or current school year subsequently performed on that instrument or another appropriate instrument at a level equal to at least 110 percent of the level of satisfactory performance on that instrument;
- Is pregnant or is a parent;
- Has been placed in an alternative education program in accordance with §37.006 during the preceding or current school year;
- Has been expelled in accordance with §37.007 during the preceding or current school year;
- Is currently on parole, probation, deferred prosecution, or other conditional release;
- Was previously reported through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) to have dropped out of school;
- Is a student of limited English proficiency, as defined by §29.052;
- Is in the custody or care of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services or has, during the current school year, been referred to the department by a school official, officer of the juvenile court, or law enforcement official;
- Is homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. §11302, and its subsequent amendments; or
- Resided, in the preceding school year, or who resides, in the current school year, in a residential placement facility within the district, including a detention facility, substance abuse treatment facility, emergency shelter, psychiatric hospital, halfway house, or foster group (individual) home.
- Has been incarcerated or has a parent or guardian who has been incarcerated, within the lifetime of the student, in a penal institution as defined by Section 1.07, Penal Code.
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