Waivers

  • Each school year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) receives and grants many types of state waiver applications, including general and expedited waivers for both basic and detailed information from districts, as well as attendance and maximum class size waivers. The status of submitted requests can be checked online on our waivers report page.

    In addition, the TEA has received approval from the U. S. Department of Education (USDE) for a request to waive specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – otherwise known as the No Child Left Behind Act. More information about TEA’s application and how this waiver provides Texas school districts additional flexibility can be found on our NCLB Waiver Information page.