November 16, 2015
To the Administrator Addressed:
House Bill 2610 Frequently Asked Questions - Updated 2015–2016 Student
Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) Change Document - Original posting of the proposed
2015–2016 SAAH Draft
(HB) 2610, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, amends Texas Education Code
(TEC), §25.081, by striking language requiring 180 days of instruction and
replacing this language with language requiring districts to provide at least
75,600 minutes of instruction, including intermissions and recess. HB 2610 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.
posted an update of the HB 2610 Frequently Asked Questions document to the SAAH
web page on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website. Updates to the document
are indicated by the bold border in the right margin and under the heading
title Additional Questions. You can find this document under the
“Additional Resources” heading at http://tea.texas.gov/interiorpage.aspx?id=25769817607.
We have also
posted an update to the 2015–2016 SAAH change document. In addition, a draft
copy of the proposed 2015–2016 SAAH has been posted to the TEA website. You can
2015–2016 SAAH change document and the draft copy of the proposed 2015–2016
SAAH at http://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Financial_Compliance/Student__Attendance_Accounting_Handbook/.
Please contact Yolanda Walker at
512-463-0947 or Yolanda.Walker@tea.texas.gov
and Chanda Williams at 512-475-2012 or Chanda.Williams@tea.texas.gov if
you need additional information.