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Senate Bill 15 Overview

 

On September 9, Governor Abbott signed SB 15, effective immediately, which allows school districts and charter schools to receive full ADA funding for students who attend a local remote learning program at any time during the 2021-22 school year if the remote instruction meets requirements set in statute. School districts are not required to offer a local remote learning program or offer remote instruction.

Senate Bill 15 Overview | Texas Education Agency

TEA also released guidelines for the implementation of SB 15.

 

Legislation Overview Senate Bill 15 (SB 15) was sent to the governor to be signed into law on September 1, 2021. Upon the governor’s signature of the bill, local educational agencies (LEAs) may receive full ADA funding for students who attend local remote learning programs at any point during the 2021-22 school year if that remote instruction meets the requirements set by SB 15.

tea.texas.gov

 

The TEA will offer webinars for LEAs seeking to learn more on the following dates:

Topic & Registration Link  Date/Time
Introduction to SB 15
 
September 17, 2021 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Asynchronous Instruction & Attendance Tracking Best Practices
 
October 13, 2021 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Synchronous Instruction Best Practices
 
October 27, 2021 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Learning Management System Best Practices
 
 November 5, 2021 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Teacher Professional Development Resources & Best Practices
 
 November 18, 2021 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

TEA will continue to determine remote learning support needs for LEAs and provide resources and supports to LEAs over time. Additional webinar information will be released when available.


 September 10, 2021