Information We Are Required To Post On Our Website
Schools districts are mandated by state and federal law to post some information on the district's website. The purpose of this webpage is to centralize the required information in one place so it is easy to locate.
House Bill 1842 Requirements
Mathis Intermediate and their feeder school Mathis Elementary have been designated as IMPROVEMENT REQUIRED by the Texas Education Agency Accountability for the last three consecutive years. Mathis ISD is seeking input from the parents and community on the development of the Campus Turnaround Plan.
Parent and Community Input
Parents and community may provide input at the following meetings at the respective campuses.
Mathis Elementary: Feb 23rd and March 23rd
9:00 am at the McCraw Library
Mathis Intermediate: February 24th and March 9
5:30 pm at the Mathis Intermediate Library
PSAT/NMSQT Availability (HB 1844 80th Legislature)
A school district is required to post the date the PSAT/NMSAT will be administered and the data any college advanced placement tests will be administered. The notice must state that the PSAT/NMSQT or the advanced placement test is available for home-schooled students eligible to attend school in the district and describe the procedures for a home-schooled student to register for the test.
Location: District Calendar
Additional Info: College Board Website
Immunization Exceptions, Requirements and Suggestions (HB 1059 80th Legislature)
This bill requires school districts with website capabilities to post information relating to immunizations exceptions, required and suggested immunizations for school age children, information on health clinics offering vaccines and links to the DSHS website. Information should be available in English and Spanish.
Location: Texas Department of Health and Safety
College Credit, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Credit, and Joint HS and College Credit Programs
Please see the High School Counseling Website.
SB 282 80th Legislature
Requires school districts to notify the parent(s) and/or guardian(s) of all students in grades 9 – 12 of the availability of programs under which they may earn college credit, including Advanced Placement programs, International Baccalaureate programs, dual credit programs, and joint high school and college credit programs. The notification may be provided on the district’s Internet website and must include the name and contact information of any public or private entity offering such a program.
Landowner's Bill of Rights
HB 1495 80th Legislature
Requires a school district to make available the landowner's bill of rights prepared by the Attorney General. Property Code, 21.0112(b)(2)
Maintenance and Operations (M & O) tax rate
Tax Code 26.05b
Districts must post on their website the Maintenance and Operations (M & O) tax rate if it exceeds the effective rate.
Location: Tax Rate
Nutrition and Health PoliciesSB 42 79th Legislature
The legislation adds an emphasis on proper nutrition and exercise to the health curriculum required for kindergarten through grade 12 in Education Code Sec. 28.004. A school district shall publish in the student handbook and post on the district's Internet website.
a statement of:
The policies adopted to ensure that elementary school, middle school, and junior high school students engage in at least 30 minutes per school day or 135 minutes per school week of physical activity; and the number of times during the preceding year the district's school health advisory council has met;
a statement of:
whether the district has adopted and enforces policies to ensure that district campuses comply with agency vending machine and food service guidelines for restricting student access to vending machines; and
whether the district has adopted and enforces policies and procedures that prescribe penalties for the use of tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored or school-related activities.
Location: District School Health Advisory Committee
HB 3693 80th Legislature
School districts and TEA are required to establish a goal to reduce annual electric consumption by five percent each state fiscal year for six years beginning September 1, 2007. School districts and TEA are required to record electricity, water, and natural gas consumption in an electronic repository and report this information on a publicly accessible Internet website with an interface designed for ease of navigation.
Location: Utilities Report
Notice of School Board Meetings
SB 1133 79th Legislature
Requires a school district to post notices of meetings of the school board on the school district’s website, if a website is maintained by, or for, the district and if a school district is located in whole or in part within the corporate boundaries of a municipality with a population of 48,000 or more.
The Internet posting is in addition to any other posting required. The validity of a notice or agenda is not affected by a failure to comply with a requirement under the new section that is due to a technical problem beyond the control of the school district. This language is in addition to the current requirement to post meeting notices on a bulletin board at a place convenient to the public in the central administrative office of the district.
Location: Board Meeting Notice
Proposed Budget Summary
HB 1 Section 2.06 79th Legislature, 3rd called session Requires school districts to post on their website a summary of their proposed budget at the same time the districts post their notice of the budget. The summary must include aggregate and per student spending on instruction; instructional support; central administration; district operations; debt service; and any other category designated by the commissioner. The summary must also include a comparison to the previous year’s actual spending.
HB 5 School Requirements
HB 912 78th Legislature Education Code Section 21.204(d)
School districts must place their employment policies on their websites and have the policies available for inspection at each school.
Location: Board Policy
Notifications of Claimed Infringement
17 U.S.C. 512(c)(1), (2); 37 CFR 201.38
Entities must designate an agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement and include this information on its website in a location accessible to the public.
Conflict of Interest
Local Government Code Chapter 176 Conflict of Interest
The district must provide access to information concerning business relationships between local government officials and vendors that contract with local government entities. The manner by which information about these business relationships are disclosed was the subject of extensive interpretation and clarification by the Attorney General in GA-0446.
The records administrator for the entity is required to maintain a list of “local government officers of the entity and shall make that list available to the public and any person who may be required to file a questionnaire. In addition, entities are required to “provide access to the statements and questionnaires . . . on the Internet website maintained by the local governmental entity. Larger entities have additional internet website listing requirements. See: http://www.oag.state.tx.us/opinions/op50abbott/ga-0446.htm
HB 1491 from the 80th legislature codifies many of the rulings in GA-0446. It provides that a local governmental entity is not required to maintain an Internet site to provide access to statements and questionnaires.
Public Notice of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs
Mathis ISD offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture Food and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, AN Technology and Communication; Business Management and
Administration. Admission to these programs is based on the student's interest and aptitude, age appropriateness, and class space available.
It is the policy of Mathis ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, sex, or disability in its vocational programs,
services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Mathis ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.