The Texas Commission on Virtual Education was established in 2021 by the 87th Texas Legislature through HB 3643. The commission’s charge was to develop and make recommendations — by the end of the 2022 calendar year — on the delivery of virtual education in the public school system and the provision of state funding for virtual education under the Foundation School Program.
The report lists recommendations to achieve the following objectives:
- Increasing access to high-quality virtual school options to ensure families can choose the best modality for each student
- Ensuring course access and promoting work-based learning advancement through streamlined supplemental course catalog
- Ensuring learning continuity for students and schools in the face of known and future challenges
- Building educator readiness and skill to deliver virtual learning with excellence
- Creating aligned and appropriate accountability and planning expectations across schools, regardless of modality
- Establishing adequate and equitable virtual learning funding mechanisms to support clarity, consistency, and success