Frequently Asked Questions Regarding House Bill 2610

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Date: September 28, 2015

Subject: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding House Bill 2610

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

The 84th Legislature amended Texas Education Code, §25.081, by striking language requiring 180 days of instruction and replacing this language with a requirement that districts provide at least 75,600 minutes of instruction, including intermissions and recess. The bill also allows school districts to add minutes as necessary to compensate for minutes of instruction lost due to school closures caused by disaster, flood, extreme weather conditions, fuel curtailment, or another calamity.

We have posted a Frequently Asked Questions document to the Student Attendance Accounting page on the Texas Education Agency website. You can find this document under the “Additional Resources” heading at this link.

http://tea.texas.gov/interiorpage.aspx?id=25769817607

Please contact Yolanda Walker (Yolanda.walker@tea.texas.gov) if you need additional information.

Sincerely,

Amanda Brownson
Director of State Funding