Texas Education Code (TEC), §22.085(f), Employees and Applicants Convicted of Certain Offenses, requires that each school year, the superintendent of a school district or chief operating officer of an open-enrollment charter school shall certify to the commissioner that the district or charter school has complied with the requirements of the section.
The survey is designed to assist school districts and open-enrollment charters in fulfilling the statutory requirement found in TEC §22.085(f) confirming that they have complied with all the duties imposed by TEC §22.085. Those duties include: (1) performing all required criminal history checks on employees, (2) ensuring that all district contractors perform criminal history checks on contractor employees who have the opportunity for direct unsupervised contact with the district’s students, (3) discharging or refusing to hire any individual who has been convicted of an offense described in TEC §22.085(a), and (4) not allowing any contractor employee who has been convicted of an offense described in TEC §22.085(a) to serve at the district or charter.
The following links list those districts and open-enrollment charter schools who failed to return the “Criminal History Compliance Certification” for the school year indicated, and have therefore failed to certify their compliance with TEC §22.085(f). Lists may be updated periodically as they certify compliance.
It is important to note that the presence of any district or charter school on this list does not indicate they are not conducting the appropriate background checks as required in TEC Chapter 22, Subchapter C, but that they have not completed the Compliance Certification as requested.
2012-13 Certification of Compliance No-Response List
2011- 12 Certification of Compliance No-Response List