GRB(LEGAL) - RELATIONS WITH GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES: INTERLOCAL COOPERATION CONTRACTS
A district may contract with another local government or a federally recognized Indian tribe that is located in Texas. A party to an interlocal contract may contract with a state agency or similar agency of another state.
An interlocal contract may:
- Study the feasibility of the performance of a governmental function or service by interlocal contract; or
- Provide a governmental function or service that each party to the contract is authorized to perform individually.
An interlocal contract shall comply with the requirements at Government Code Chapter 791. [See CH for interlocal purchasing contracts]
Gov't Code 791.011
Health-Care and Hospital Services
A district may contract with another local government authorized to provide health-care and hospital services to provide those services for the district's officers and employees and their dependents. Gov't Code 791.030
A hospital district may contract with a school district included in the hospital district to provide nursing services and assistance to employees or students of the district. Health and Safety Code 281.0465
A board may establish and operate an economical public school transportation system outside the district if the district enters into an interlocal contract as provided by Government Code Chapter 791. Education Code 34.007(a)
School Crossing Guards
A municipality with a population greater than 850,000 may contract with one or more school districts to provide school crossing guards. Under such a contract, a district may provide school crossing guard services to areas of the municipality that are not part of the district. Local Gov't Code 343.011, .012
State Hospital for Accountability Purposes
A memorandum of understanding between a district and a state hospital under which the district provides educational services to a student who resides in the state hospital must provide that the district include the performance of the student on an assessment instrument or other achievement indicator adopted under Education Code 39.053 or a reporting indicator adopted under Education Code 39.301 in determining the performance of the district. Education Code 39.0552