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File #: 19-5354   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Early Childhood Education Municipal Development Corporation Board of Directors
On agenda: 8/6/2019
Posting Language: Staff briefing and Board consideration to approve the proposed fund schedule for the SB 1882 cooperative partnership with Edgewood ISD for the Gardendale Pre-K 4 SA Early Learning Program to include funding from state funding made available through SB 1882, and federal grant funds [Sarah Baray, Ph.D., Pre-K 4 SA CEO]
Indexes: Pre-K 4 SA
Attachments: 1. Gardendale Fund Schedule
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DEPARTMENT: Pre-K 4 SA


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Sarah Baray, Ph.D.


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

SB 1882 Cooperative Partnership Budget


SUMMARY:

This item includes a briefing and Board consideration of the operating budget for the SB 1882 Cooperative Partnership with Edgewood ISD for the Gardendale Pre-K 4 SA Early Learning Program.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Senate Bill (SB) 1882, passed in 2017, allows for additional funding from the state for independent school districts who partner with an eligible entity to operate a district campus. Under SB 1882, entities eligible to partner with school districts are charter management organizations, universities, and non-profits with strong track records. In addition to increased funding for these partnerships, SB 1882 also creates an exemption from certain accountability interventions for schools with historic underperformance. The state set forth requirements for creating the partnership and will determine which partnerships qualify under SB 1882. Providers partnering with school districts are required to have total control of teachers, curriculum, and all education aspects, and to put into place performance metrics to evaluate the partnership and whether or not students impacted are making progress.

Edgewood ISD is eligible for SB 1882 funding. In 2018, the district expressed an interest in pursuing a partnership with Pre-K 4 SA. Pre-K 4 SA is eligible to serve as a partner for school districts through SB 1882. Staff worked with external attorneys, Thompson & Horton LLP to revise the existing partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to comply with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) requirements for SB 1882 partnerships. The MOU replaced the existing MOU for Edgewood ISD. For the 2018-19 school year, this partnership would not alter the regular operations of Pre-K 4 SA; Edgewood ISD students would enroll in and attend the Pre-K 4 SA Education Centers. These Pre-K 4 SA students already qualify...

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