AID (TSBVI) – Accountability: Federal Accountability Standards

The conditions for TSBVI to receive a subgrant under Title I, Part A of the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act).


TSBVI may receive a subgrant under Title I, Part A of the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) for any fiscal year only if the School has a plan approved by and on file with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that:

  1. Is developed with timely and meaningful consultation with teachers, principals, other school leaders, paraprofessionals, specialized instructional support personnel, administrators (including administrators of programs described in other parts of this subchapter), other appropriate school personnel, and with parents of children in schools served under Title 1, Part A; and
  2. As appropriate, is coordinated with other programs described by 20 U.S.C. 6312(a).

20 U.S.C. 6312(a)(1)

The TSBVI School Plan shall describe:

  1. How the School will monitor students’ progress in meeting the challenging state academic standards by developing and implementing a well-rounded program of instruction to meet the academic needs of all students, identifying students who may be at risk for academic failure, providing additional education assistance to individual students the district or school determines need help in meeting the challenging state academic standards, and identifying and implementing instructional and other strategies intended to strengthen academic programs and improve School conditions for student learning;
  2. How the School will identify and address any disparities that result in low-income students and minority students being taught at higher rates than other students by ineffective, inexperienced, or out-of-field teachers;
  3. How the School will carry out its responsibilities in comprehensive support and improvement plans and targeted support and improvement plans;
  4. Poverty criteria to select eligible school attendance areas;
  5. The nature of the programs to be conducted by the School under 20 U.S.C. 6314 and 6315 (schoolwide programs and targeted assistance schools);
  6. The services the School will provide for homeless children and youths;
  7. The strategy the School will use to implement effective parent and family engagement;
  8. How the School will support, coordinate, and integrate services provided under Title I, Part A with early childhood education programs at the district or individual school level, including plans for the transition of participants in such programs to local elementary school programs, if applicable;
  9. How TSBVI and the local district will implement strategies to facilitate effective transition for students from middle grades to high school and from high school to postsecondary education;
  10. How TSBVI will support efforts to reduce the overuse of discipline practices that remove students from the classroom, which may include identifying and supporting schools with high rates of discipline, disaggregated by each of the subgroups of students as defined in 20 U.S.C. 6311(c)(2);
  11. How TSBVI will support programs that coordinate and integrate academic and career and technical education and work-based learning opportunities, if appropriate; and
  12. Any other information on how the district proposes to use funds to meet the purposes of Part A and that the district determines appropriate to provide, which may include how the district will assist schools in identifying and serving gifted and talented students and assist schools in developing effective school library programs.

20 U.S.C. 6312(b)

The TSBVI School Plan shall provide assurances that the School will:

  1. Ensure that migratory and formerly migratory children who are eligible to receive services under Part A are selected to receive such services on the same basis as other children who are selected to receive services under Part A;
  2. Participate, if selected, in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading and mathematics in grades 4 and 8;
  3. Coordinate and integrate services under Part A with other educational services at the School, such as services for children with disabilities, migratory children, American Indian children, and homeless children and youth, in order to increase program effectiveness, eliminate duplication, and reduce fragmentation of the instructional program;
  4. Collaborate with the state or local child welfare agency to:
    1. Designate a point of contact if the child welfare agency notifies TSBVI, in writing, that the agency has designated an employee to serve as point of contact for the School [see FFC]; and
    2. Develop and implement clear written procedures governing how transportation to maintain foster care children in their schools of origin when in their best interest will be provided, arranged, and funded for the duration of the time in foster care [see CNA and FD]; and
  5. Ensure all teachers and paraprofessionals working in a program supported with funds under Part A meet applicable state certification and licensure requirements, including any requirements for certification obtained through alternative routes to certification.

20 U.S.C. 6312(c)


As a receiver of federal funds under Title I, Part A, the School shall periodically review and, as necessary, revise its plan. 20 U.S.C. 6312(a)(5)


The Texas Education Agency and the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) by commissioner rule shall adopt a memorandum of understanding to establish:

  1. The method for developing and reevaluating a set of indicators of the quality of learning at TSBVI;
  2. The process for the TEA to conduct and report on an annual evaluation of the School’s performance on the indicators;
  3. The requirements for the School’s Board to publish, discuss, and disseminate an annual report describing the educational performance of the School;
  4. The process for TEA to assign an accreditation status to the School, reevaluate the status on an annual basis, and, if necessary, make onsite accreditation investigations; and
  5. The type of information the School shall be required to provide through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS).

Education Code 30.005, 19 TAC 97.1012

Adopted:         6/5/13

Amended:       10/1/21