Compensatory Education is defined in law as programs and/or services designed to supplement the regular education program for students identified as at risk of dropping out of school. The purpose of the program is to reduce any disparity in performance on assessment instruments administered under Subchapter B, Chapter 39, or disparity in rates of high school completion students at risk of dropping out of school and all other district students (Section 29.081, Texas Education Code and 77(R) SB 702 Enrolled-Bill Text).
The Texas Education Code requires each school district to have a District and Campus Improvement Plan. The State Compensatory Education Program must be described in the Campus Improvement Plan if the program is implemented at the campus level or be described in the District Improvement Plan if the State Compensatory Education Program is implemented district-wide.
Law requires the District/Campus Plan and is the primary record supporting expenditures attributed to the State Compensatory Education Program.
Support of Title I. Part A School-Wide Program
SCE funds may be used to upgrade the entire educational program on a school-wide campus as long as the SCE funds allocated to the campus are supplemental to the costs of the regular education program and as long as the campus continues to meet, at a minimum the 40% poverty threshold.
An SCE Program implemented under the flexibility of Title I, Part A School-wide program will follow the same rules and regulation that govern the Title I, Part A Program.