State Board Letter Regarding Rule 2200 Series
The purpose of this statement is twofold: 1) to clarify the intent of the proposed draft rules for the State Board of Education Rule 2200 Series for approval of eligibility to receive public dollars if you are an independent school, and 2) to identify some changes the State Board plans to make to the proposed draft rules prior to submitting them to formal public comment. By clarifying these issues in advance, the State Board hopes to focus preliminary input on two key issues so feedback can address those concerns, as well as the appropriate way to address them in rule.
The principles driving the proposed changes are proper accountability of the state’s funds, equality of opportunity, non-discrimination, and updating of language (State Board of Education meeting, November 17, 2015).
The rules were last comprehensively reviewed in 2001 and a great deal has changed since then.