All new charter school Campus Administrators are required to complete a total of 10 hours of training provided by a TEA registered trainer within their first year of service. Returning Campus Administrators, however, who have completed the 10 hour training requirement within their first year of service need to complete only five hours of training in their second and subsequent years. The training is broken down into the following seven modules. 19 TAC Rule 100.1104 provides detailed requirement. Campus Administrators include principals, assistant principals, and those acting or carrying out the duties of campus administration as define in 19 TAC 100.1001(19).
New Campus Administrators
Training module required breakdown (in minutes)
School Law – 90
School Finance – 60
Health and Safety – 90
Accountability (Public Funds) – 30
Accountability (Other) – 120
Open Meetings – 30
Public Records – 60
Plus – 120 minutes of expanded or additional training in modules (1-7)
Total: 10 hours or 600 minutes
Returning Campus Administrators
Returning charter school Campus Administrators who have operated charters that have all been rated “Acceptable” or higher for at least 2 of the last 3 most recent ratings may choose any 5 hours of training that is documented by an registered provider in fulfillment of its academic mission, responsibilities, and accountabilities under the law. Additionally such Campus Administrators may elect to complete all five hours of training using self instructional materials provided by a registered provider.
Returning charter school Campus Administrators who do not fit the above criteria must complete 5 hours of training only from any of the above modules (1-7) to be chosen and allocated assessed needs identified by TEA monitoring. Campus Administrators may elect to complete no more than 30 minutes of this training using self instructional materials.
There are some Campus Administrators that qualify for exemptions to these standard rules.
Twenty-five percent of hours earned in excess of the requirements may be carried over to meet the following year’s requirement. For example, if a charter school leader took an additional eight hours beyond the annual training hours required for a given school year, two hours could be carried over to the next year (Ex./ 8*.25=2)