LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMS
The School may provide an integrated program of educational and support services for students who are pregnant or who are parents. If the School provides such a program, the program shall include all of the following:
- Individual counseling, peer counseling, and self-help programs.
- Career counseling and job readiness training.
- Day care for the students’ children on the campus or at a day-care facility in close proximity to the campus.
- Transportation for children of students to and from the campus or day-care facility.
- Transportation for students, as appropriate, to and from the campus or day-care facility.
- Instruction related to knowledge and skills in child development, parenting, and home and family living.
- Assistance to students in the program in obtaining available services from government agencies or community service organizations, including prenatal and postnatal health and nutrition programs.
The School shall solicit recommendations for obtaining community support for the students and their children in the life skills programs.
The School may operate a shared services arrangement program to operate a life skills program for student parents.
Education Code 29.085 [See EHBC, FNE]
LOCAL CREDIT COURSES
The School may offer one, or more, courses in addition to those in the required curriculum for local credit.
The State Board of Education shall be flexible in approving such courses for credit for high school graduation and approve courses in cybersecurity for high school graduation credit. Education Code 28.002(f) [See EIF]
TSBVI may offer a course or other activity, including an apprenticeship or training hours needed to obtain an industry-recognized credential or certificate, that is approved by the Board for credit without obtaining State Board of Education approval if the School meets the requirements in Education Code 28.002(g-1) and (g-2).
TSBVI must annually report to TEA the names of the locally developed courses, programs, institutions of higher education and internships in which the School’s students have enrolled under this section. TEA shall make information provided under this section available to other districts.
Education Code 28.002(g-1)-(g-2); 19 TAC 74.11(l)
TSBVI may offer a course in cybersecurity that is approved by the Board for credit without obtaining State Board of Education approval if the School partners with a public or private institution of higher education that offers an undergraduate degree program in cybersecurity to develop and provide the course. Education Code 28.002(g-3)
TSBVI shall annually report to TEA the names of cybersecurity courses approved by the Board for credit and institutions of higher education where the students are enrolled. TEA shall make this information available to other districts. 19 TAC 74.11(m)
Amended: 10/25/85, 2/14/86, 1/26/90, 1/29/93, 1/24/97, 11/19/99, 1/30/04, 11/9/12, 1/25/19, 8/9/19