Statewide Initiatives
House Bill 5
Foundation High School Program Resources
House Bill 5, enacted in July 2013, has had a huge impact upon Texas schools and high schools in particular. Education Service Center Region 12 is dedicated to helping support our schools implement the Foundation HS program. With so many areas being affected, multiple departments work collaboratively to compile and share information coming from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). We will utilize our Google groups, blogs and this page to post any information received that is a product of HB5. Feel free to contact us if you have specific questions.
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Recommended web pages include: Accountability Email Group, Counselor, CTE, and Statewide Assessment.

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Capacity Assessment Tool
ESC Region 12, Hillsboro ISD and the Texas Rural Education Collaboration created a Capacity Assessment Tool designed as a planning instrument for districts. This tool allows districts to assess their capacity to meet endorsement requirements by selecting the courses that can be offered in school districts, colleges, via distance learning/online or through a school co-op/consortium. View the tool.

TXEIS Plus logoTxEIS and HB5
The TxEIS team is working hard to seamlessly integrate the requirements of House Bill 5 (HB5) into our Student applications. In fact, we’re already well on our way, but there’s still much to come. As the Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides the necessary information to us, we’ll start updating our maintenance pages, utilities, and reports. Click here to read some of the implications for our software. We’re here to make it black and white for you.


Texas Association of School Administrators
Click here to see what the Texas Association of School Administrators is sharing on HB5. 

For 2015, Reporting for Community and School Engagement guidelines


New for 2015, HB 181 removed the requirement for a student's Foundation diploma to have endorsements, performance acknowledgements and distinguished level printed on their diploma.

New for 2015reporting of Endorsement pathways for individual students on the Foundation Program will be required in PEIMS (Summer Submission 3). 

This will be on the C199 Code Table to indicate if they are pursuing the FHSP and if they are then the 203 record entitled, "School Leaver and Graduation Program" is where you will indicate what endorsement pathways students intend to earn.

Below are important links to documents needed in the required reporting for House Bill 5.

Student Attendance Accounting Handbook 
State law requires every Texas school district to adopt an attendance accounting system that includes procedures to ensure the accurate recording and reporting of student attendance data. The Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) contains the official attendance accounting requirements that all public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools in Texas must meet. The agency collects student attendance data primarily to ensure that Foundation School Program (FSP) funds can be correctly allocated to Texas’s public schools. Download the TEA Student Attendance Accounting Handbook.

PEIMS Data Standards 
The collection of Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) data is required of all school districts and charter schools [local education agencies (LEAs)] by TEC §42.006. The PEIMS Data Standards provides instructions regarding the submission of PEIMS data from LEAs to the Texas Education Agency.

The 2014-2015 standards:

  • Describe the PEIMS data reporting requirements;
  • Provide descriptions of data elements and the codes used to report them;
  • Detail the responsibilities of local education agencies, education service centers, and the Texas Education Agency in connection with the data collection process; and
  • Provide descriptions of the data collection requirements, including collection record layout specifications and data edit specifications.

Learn more about the PEIMS Data Standards.

CO22 Table 
Under Code Table in PEIMS Standards. 
Go to the table.


Assignment of School Personnel 
This document has the rules regarding the assignment of teachers to particular courses.
PDF Download the Assignment of School Personnel