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Late Thursday, September 9, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law SB 15, which allows school districts and charter schools to receive full ADA funding for students who attend a local remote learning program at any time during the 2021-22 school year if the remote instruction meets requirements set in statute. School districts are not required to offer a local remote learning program or offer remote instruction.

TEA sent a TAA to district administrators Thursday that provides an overview of SB 15. Read the letter.

In anticipation of the governor signing SB 15, TEA drafted pre-proposed rules for the Student Attendance Accounting Handbook and provided a link to the proposal Thursday during the commissioner’s call with superintendents. These proposed rules will be filed with the Texas Register and available for public comment. TASA will notify school districts when the proposed rules have been officially filed and provide information on submitting comments. View the pre-proposed rules.

TEA will also host the following webinars on SB 15:


Topic & Registration Link Date/Time
Introduction to SB 15 September 17: 1 – 2 p.m.
Asynchronous Instruction & Attendance Tracking Best Practices October 13: 10 – 11 a.m.
Synchronous Instruction Best Practices October 27: 10 – 11 a.m.
Learning Management System Best Practices November 5: 10 – 11 a.m.
Teacher Professional Development Resources & Best Practices November 18: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.