PYT Ed Clips: TEA Possible Changes to 2020-2021 School Year

Changing School Start Dates for 2020-2021

Last week, TEA released guidelines on how to change the school calendar and start date amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

TEA announced school districts may start school prior to the fourth May in August (TEC Sec. 25.0811) through a District of Innovation Plan or a Year-Round System designation. The following PDF breaks down how schools districts could engage in this option.

Changing School Start Dates for 2020-2021 Guidelines

Adjusting Your School Calendar for COVID-19 Response

As the 2019-2020 school year begins to wind down, school districts are starting to look toward the 2020-2021 school year and what that will look like. In addition to the PDF on changing school start dates provided in the left column, TEA has provided a second PDF that discusses guidelines and considerations for school districts in adjusting the 2020-2021 school year in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

More TEA Resources released in the last couple of days

TEA Offers Free Tool to Parents and Schools to Diagnose How Much Their Students Learned This Year and To Help Educators Plan for the “COVID Slide”

General State Funding FAQs

COVID-19 FAQ: Student Attendance: Uncontactable Student Guidance

COVID-19 FAQ: Attendance and Enrollment

Guidance on Grading

Federal Funding & Grants

COVID-19 Public Assistance Eligibility for Texas ISDs

Texas Title I, Part C Migrant Education Program