TEA Clarifies Remote Attendance Policy for 2020-2021

Last week, TEA announced plans for adjusting attendance requirements during the 2020-2021 school year, including specific plans for remote learning attendance policies which we discussed last week and you can read about here. This week, TEA updated and clarified those policies.

The update clarifies that synchronous instruction is not expressly prohibited, but just that for Pre-K through 2nd grade, the synchronous method of taking attendance is prohibited. The TEA also clarified that SPED funding and funding for Career and Technical Education will continue as long as remote instruction for those students continues. The TEA also outlined an asynchronous attendance plan involving paper packets for students who do not have internet access. 

The plan outlines how asynchronous learning plans can be submitted to TEA for their approval and stated that they will begin reviewing submitted plans on July 20th. The deadline for submitting plans is October 1st.

The full list of attendance and enrollment FAQs, including more updates from this week not discussed here, is available by clicking here.

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