Bilingual Education Exception and ESL Waiver Resources

All applications are due on or before Friday, November 1, 2019.

TEA Correspondence

To the Administrator Addressed correspondence regarding the 2019-2020 Bilingual Education Exception and/or ESL Waiver Application posted on October 3, 2019.
 

Application Requirements

  • Local Education Agencies (LEAs), including school districts, districts of innovation, and open-enrollment charter schools that are unable to provide the appropriately certified teachers to implement the bilingual education program must request from the commissioner of education an exception for the bilingual education program and approval to offer an alternative language 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 the appropriately certified teachers to implement the ESL program must request from the commissioner of education a waiver for the ESL program and approval to offer an alternative language program as per 19 TAC §89.1207(b).
  • All applications are due on or before Friday, November 1, 2019. Submit the completed application and the Alternative Language Program/Recruiting Activities Form to TEA as attachments in an email to: BilingualExceptions_ESLWaivers@tea.texas.gov
  • The district's Bilingual/ESL contact person may complete the Exception/Waiver Application.
  • The application includes an assurance that the superintendent has reviewed and approved the completed application prior to submission.

Contact the English Learner Support Division with any questions related to the Bilingual Education Exception and/or ESL Waiver requirements and application process at 512-463-9414 or EnglishLearnerSupport@tea.texas.gov.  

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 Friday, November 1, 2019.

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