EEL(LEGAL) - INSTRUCTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS: CONTRACTS WITH OUTSIDE AGENCIES
Career and Technology Education
A board may contract with another public school district, public or private post-secondary institution, or trade or technical school that is regulated by the state, as designated in the state plan for career and technology education, to provide career and technology classes for district students. Education Code 29.184(a) [See EHBF]
In addition, a board may develop and offer a program that provides a rigorous course of study consistent with the required curriculum and under which a student may receive specific education in a career and technology profession. Education Code 29.187 [See also CRB and EHBF]
Students with Disabilities
A district may contract with a public or private facility, institution, or agency inside or outside of Texas for the provision of services to students with disabilities. Education Code 29.008(a) [See EHBA]
A board may contract with a public or private entity for that entity to provide educational services for the district. Education Code 11.157(a)
Pre-K Licensing Standards
If a district contracts with a private entity to operate a prekindergarten program, the program shall comply at a minimum with the applicable child-care licensing standards adopted by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services under Human Resources Code 42.042 and the class size requirement for prekindergarten classes imposed under Education Code 25.112(a) [see EEB]. Education Code 29.1532(b)
Driver Training Provider
If the district offers a driver education and traffic safety course [see EHAD], the district may contract with a driver training provider that holds a license under Education Code Chapter 1001 to conduct the course. Education Code 29.902(c)(2)
Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)
The secretary of each military department shall establish and maintain a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, organized into units, at public and private secondary educational institutions which apply for a unit and meet the standards and criteria prescribed pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2031.
Each public secondary educational institution that maintains a unit under this section shall permit membership in the unit to homeschooled students residing in the area served by the institution who are qualified for membership in the unit (but for lack of enrollment in the institution). A student who is a member of a unit pursuant to this subsection shall count toward the satisfaction by the institution concerned of the requirement relating to the minimum number of student members in the unit necessary for the continuing maintenance of the unit.
10 U.S.C. 2031(a)(1), (g)
Note: The provision below applies only to those districts in which military instruction is conducted under state or federal law requiring a district to give bond or otherwise indemnify this state, the United States, or any authorized agency for the care, safekeeping, and return of property furnished.
A board may contract with the proper governmental agency with respect to the teaching of courses in military training, and it may execute, as principal or surety, a bond to secure the contracts to procure arms, ammunition, animals, uniforms, equipment, supplies, means of transportation, or other needed property. Education Code 29.901