2018-2019 Bilingual Education Exception and ESL Waiver Application

All applications are due on or before Thursday, November 1, 2018.

TEA Correspondence

 
For information about the 2018-2019 Bilingual Education Exception and/or ESL Waiver Application, please see To the Administrator Addressed letter.
 

Application Requirements

  • Local Education Agencies (LEAs), including school districts, districts of innovation, and open-enrollment charter schools that are unable to provide bilingual certified teachers to implement the bilingual program must request from the commissioner of education an exception to the bilingual education program and approval to offer an alternative program as per 19 TAC §89.1207(a).
  • Local Education Agencies (LEAs), including school districts, districts of innovation, and open-enrollment charter schools that are unable to provide ESL certified teachers to implement the ESL program must request from the commissioner of education a waiver of the certification requirements for teachers will provide ESL instruction as per 19 TAC §89.1207(b).
  • All applications are due on or before Thursday, November 1, 2018. Submit them to TEA as an attachment and email to: BilingualExceptions_ESLWaivers@tea.texas.gov
  • The district Bilingual/ESL contact person may complete the Exception/Waiver Application.
  • NEW! The application(s) include(s) an assurance that the superintendent has reviewed and approved the completed application(s) prior to submission.

Contact the Bilingual/ESL unit with any questions related to the Bilingual Education Exception and ESL Waiver Application at 512-463-9414.

Application and Instructions

Please visit each link below and read all instructions carefully:

Before submitting the completed application, please remember to request a read receipt. All applications are due on or before Thursday, November 1, 2018.

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