Texas Education Code (TEC) §42.006 (b)
State Law requires every Texas School District:
To adopt an attendance accounting system, whether manual or automated, that includes procedures that ensure the accurate taking, recording, and reporting of attendance accounting data. District staff members must report attendance information through the Texas Student Data System Public Education Information Management System (TSDS PEIMS) to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The TEA then uses these attendance data to determine the allocation of Foundation School Program (FSP) funds (state funding) to the district.
According to the SAAH handbook section 2 the district must manage automated attendance accounting systems properly to meet audit documentation standards. An effective system of internal controls must be in place to maintain 1) data integrity (completeness and accuracy) and 2) the ability to reproduce, for audit purposes, all required documentation that the district elected to store electronically. Spring ISD uses eSchool, which is maintain and managed by the Technology department.