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State Compensatory Education

State Compensatory Education (SCE)

State Compensatory Education (SCE) is defined in Texas 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 State Compensatory Education is to increase the academic achievement and reduce the drop out rate of these identified students.

The goal is to provide a challenging and meaningful instructional program to close the achievement gap between children at-risk of dropping out of school and their peers.

Senate Bill 702 requires each school district to identify students who meet the state criteria for being at-risk of dropping out of school, provide appropriate services to these students and to document and evaluate the effectiveness of SCE programs/services in reducing any disparity in performance on assessment instruments or any disparity in the rates of high school completion between students who are identified as at-risk and students who are not at-risk. SCE funds mustbe supplemental to regular education funds in the district and cannot be used to meet state mandates. SCE funds must be redirected when evaluations indicate that programs and/or services are unsuccessful in producing desired results for students at-risk of dropping out of school.

House Bill 3459 amended certain Texas Education Codes to require that District and Campus Improvement Plans be the primary record supporting expenditures attributed to the SCE program and that the SCE program must be described in the Campus Improvement Plan to reflect campus specific activities. Programs must be based on campus needs assessments for students who are identified as at-risk.

Rio Grande City CISD adheres to the state guidelines for the identification of at-risk students. The identification process includes any student who is under the age of 21 who meets one or more of the state’s thirteen at-risk criteria and is therefore in danger of dropping out of school.

Rio Grande City CISD Programs: Programs/activities currently in place and provided support, all or partially through SCE funding, include:

  1. Chance 2 Be Alternative Education Program
  2. SEAS – DAEP (Disciplinary Alternative Education Program)
  3. Accelerated Instruction Programs on All RGCCISD Campuses
  4. Supplemental Math and Reading Programs 
  5. PEP Program for pregnant girls
  6. Truancy Projects
  7. Beyond the Bell
  8. Valued Youth Project


SCE Procedures Manual

For more information on State Compensatory Education click here.

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Virginia “Gina” Gonzalez

Federal Programs Director



Adela P. Rivera

Federal Programs Administrator



Veronica Garcia

Migrant Program Coordinator



Norma McKee

Parental Involvement Director


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