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November 2021
Q:        I heard that TEA recently changed its position regarding low attendance waivers. Our attendance was horrible in August due to COVID-19 quarantines. Will we be eligible for a waiver? A:        No, but the Commissioner has agreed to adjust operational minutes for all school districts for the first six-week reporting period of the 2021-2022...
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Q.        I heard there is a new Active Shooter Alert System in the event of a reported active shooter in the school district’s jurisdiction. Does this mean that local law enforcement is liable if the alert is not activated?  A.       No. While HB 103 requires the Department of Public Safety...
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Q:        Some parents in our district remain interested in remote learning and have asked  what virtual options will be available for their students next year. Did I hear correctly that Governor Abbott signed a bill into law funding virtual learning during the 2022-2023 school year?  A:        Yes. Governor Abbott executed SB 15, which...
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