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Title IX Coordinator:
Hamlin Collegiate ISD’s Title IX administrators have attended Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz P.C.’s “New Title IX Rules and Regulations” series. Materials from this series in compliance with Section 106.45(b)(10)(i)(D) of the regulations can be found here: http://www.edlaw.com/materials/new-title-ix-rules-and-regulations-materials.aspx
School Report Card:
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HISD Anti-Bullying & Anonymous Alert
Hamlin Collegiate Independent School District is committed to providing a positive learning environment for all students that enhances personal safety and promotes respect, dignity, and equality among students. High standards are expected for both academic achievement and for behavior.
HCISD strives to ensure that all of our students and employees are free from bullying, sexual harassment, dating violence, and sexual violence. All charges of bullying, sexual harassment, dating violence, and sexual violence are to be taken very seriously by students, faculty, staff, administration, and parents/guardians. HCISD will make every effort to handle and respond to every charge and complaint filed by students and employees in a fair, thorough, and just manner. Every effort will be made to protect the due process rights of all victims and all alleged perpetrators.
Students or parents in the school community can anonymously submit any suspicious activity, bullying or other student related issues to a school administrator(s). We encourage you to report important issues. Use the HCISD Anonymous Alert link on the main website under Quick Links on the left to report an issue or this following link:
False reporting will be taken seriously to the full extent of the law.
Please do not use this system for issues requiring immediate assistance.
If this is an emergency requiring immediate assistance, please call 911.
Senate Bill 179, also known as "David's Law," addresses cyberbullying in state schools. The bill was signed on June 9, 2017, and went into effect on Septemeber 1, 2017.
What does David's Law do?
- It amends the Education Code regarding bullying to include cyberbullying. Both are now classififed as a criminal offense if it "is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student."
- It creates specific requirements for schools, including incident reporting and notification processes that need to be in place.
- Under Section 37.0151 of the Education Code, schools are allowed to report conduct constituting assault or harassment to the police, which could result in a Class A misdemeanor.
- Class A misdemeanor, to electronically harass or cyberbully someone under age 18 through text messages, social media, websites or other means with the intent of causing them to commit suicide or harm themselves;
- Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of not more than $4,000, confinement in a county jail for a term not to exceed one year, or both.
- Injunctive Relief (Sec .A129A.002) - A recipient of cyberbullying behavior, who is younger than 18 years of age at the time the cyberbullying occurs, or a parent of or a person standing in parental relation to the recipient may seek injunctive relief under this chapter against the individual who was cyberbulling the recipient, or if the individual is younger than 18 years of age, against a parent of or person standing in parental relation to the individual.
- A court may issue a temporary restraining order, temporary injunction, or permanent injunction appropriate under the circumstances to prevent any further cyberbullying.
Learn more about David: David's Legacy Foundation
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.
Student Handbook Statement
Texas Transition and Employment Guide
SB 139 Notice to Families
IDEA, Dyslexia, MTSS, and Section 504
Dyslexia Handbook 2021
AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (ARP) ACT AND ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EMERGENCY RELIEF (ESSER III)
In order to comply with Section 2001 (i) (1) of the America Rescue Act (ARP) and U.S. Department of Education’s Interim Final Rule, each school district that receives ARP Elementary Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds is required to submit a plan that describes how it will safely return to in-person instruction and ensure continuity of services, including school districts that have already returned to in-person instruction.
In this plan, you will find the most up to date information for Hamlin Collegiate ISD. The details in this document are subject to change as directives are provided by governing authorities, health officials or as conditions change.
ESSER PLAN - English
Esser Plan - Spanish
Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH)
Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) are innovative open-enrollment high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to receive both a high school diploma and a credential and/or an associate degree. The hallmark of the P-TECH model is its career focus and the provision of work-based education. P-TECH programs:
- Enroll historically underserved students, targeting at-risk and economically disadvantaged
- Provide students grade 9 through 12 the opportunity to complete a course of study that combines high school and post-secondary courses
- Enable students to earn a high school diploma, along with an associate degree, Level 1 or Level 2 certificate, or industry-based certification within six years
- Offer age-appropriate work-based learning opportunity in every grade level
- Allow students to gain work experience through an internship, apprenticeship, or other job training program
- Align to regional workforce needs, guiding students into high-demand, high-wage careers
- Partner with Texas Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) and regional businesses and industries, giving students access to post-secondary education and workforce training opportunities
The P-TECH Blueprint provides foundational principles and standards for innovative partnerships with colleges, universities, and industry. The P-TECH Blueprint contains six benchmarks outlining the design elements that each P-TECH campus must implement before serving students. Additionally, outcome-based measures in Access, Attainment, and Achievement provide guidance for P-TECH program implementation and continuous improvement efforts.
Under the authority of the Texas Education Code (TEC) §§29.551-29.557 and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §102.1095, the TEA developed a designation process for the Pathways in Technology Early College High School program. This designation process ensures that public school districts, local education agencies (LEAs), and charter schools operating P-TECH campuses maintain the integrity of the model, which was researched and designated to target and serve students who might not otherwise attend college.
Nearly 6,500 students are served by P-TECH schools. Texas is home to 62 designated P-TECH Schools and has 19 planning campuses for the 2019-2020 academic year. Access to the CCRSM interactive map to locate P-TECHs across Texas HERE.
- 2019-2020 Designated P-TECH Schools (PDF)
- 2018-2019 Designated P-TECH Schools (PDF)
- 2018-2019 Planning P-TECH Schools (PDF)
To launch a P-TECH program, a district must submit a Planning Year Application to be eligible to open a new P-TECH campus, become a member of the the of the TEA's official planning year cohort, and begin serving students the following academic year.
The P-TECH Planning Year Application is open throughout the fall semester. Eligible Districts are notified of their status in the spring to provide 12-18 months of P-TECH planning. Over the course of the planning year, the P-TECH leadership team will receive technical assistance to meet P-TECH Blueprint requirements via an assigned technical assistance coach. By the end of the planning year, all design elements contained in the six Benchmarks should be embedded into school structures.
After meeting the design elements of the P-TECH Blueprint, the P-TECH is ready to serve students and may apply for Provisional Designation. New P-TECHs remain Provisional for four years and are held accountable to Provisional Outcomes-Based Measures (OBM) during this time. The TEA will provide technical assistance to the P-TECH leadership team to promote implementation of the P-TECH model with fidelity. Each year, the TEA will provide OBM data for informational purposes, throughout the Provisional phase so that P-TECHs can respond to challenges and be ready to meet Designated P-TECH OBM criteria.
At the end of the 4th year, the P-TECH must apply for Designation status and must meet the state's Designated OBM criteria. TEA requires Designation renewal annually for each P-TECH campus.
Note: TEA is currently in a phase-in process for the new P-TECH Blueprint. All data are for information and planning purposes only. This information will not be used to determine designation status.
Laws and Rules
The following laws and rules related to P-TECH programs are available below:
- General Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 66, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019
- Texas Education Code (TEC) §§29.551-29.557
- Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §102.1095. Chapter 102 Educational Programs Subchapter GG. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools.
2019-2020 P-TECH and New Tech Campuses Who Qualify for HB 3 Incentive Funding
Texas is home to 63 designated Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools who qualify for HB 3 incentive funding in 2019-2020.
P-TECH Advisory Council
The Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) Advisory Council established in TEC §29.552 (SB 22, 85th Texas Legislature, 2017) has members appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker. The appointees represent school districts/open-enrollment charter schools, institutions of higher education, and business and industry. The Advisory Council is charged with making recommendations to the Commissioner of Education on:
- the establishment and administration of the P-TECH program; and
- the criteria for a campus's designation as a P-TECH school under Section 29.556.
(text from TEA.texas.gov)
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