Topic: Hotline

May 22: : On-site Summer School?; Dire budget outlook signals need to protect funding; Socorro AFT wins salary increase; New student loan benefit

You can find all news, updates and resources addressing COVID-19 here on our website. Summer school guidelines likely a means for districts to test the waters for opening campuses, but students can’t be forced to attend in person The governor on Monday announced new and modified orders that allowed for students and staff to work on-site at campuses for summer...

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May 15, 2020: TEA gives school calendar options, offers optional testing; Lt. Gov. focuses on virtual expansion for reopening

You can find all news, updates and resources addressing COVID-19 here on our website. TEA stresses for districts to look at calendar options to address possible disruption from pandemic next school year A TEA slide outlines some benefits of an intersessional calendar. The Texas Education Agency recently offered some updates to school districts on options for changing their school calendars....

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April 3, 2020: FAQs on paid leave; A-F ratings nixed; News on TEA takeover, charter lawsuit and incentive pay rankings

You can find all news, updates and resources addressing COVID-19 here on our website.   Families First bill: FAQ on paid leave for taking care of children when a school or daycare is closed The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides emergency paid sick leave and expanded FMLA leave. There are different requirements and levels of pay, depending on the...

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March 27, 2020: Coronavirus Coverage; Hero Pay for staff working in schools

You can find all news, updates and resources addressing COVID-19 here on our website. Education Austin President Ken Zarifis worked with Austin ISD to secure time-and-a-half pay for classified workers that are called into work for essential or critical tasks--what he calls #heropay. His son created this illustration to announce the good news to workers. Key Resource Pages   More...

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March 20, 2020: Gov. orders closures of all schools until at least April 3; Election delays? AND other COVID-19 news

You can find all news, updates and resources addressing COVID-19 here on our website. Legislative Hotline Gov. Abbott orders closures of all schools, bars, restaurants and other gathering places Gov. Abbott allows for delays in local elections Share My Lesson, a great resource for remote instruction and info on Covid-19 There’s a new school finance law in Texas: Now what?...

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