Maximum Class Size Requirement for Prekindergarten
|Date:||September 30, 2021|
|Subject:||Maximum Class Size Requirement for Prekindergarten|
|Next Steps:||Share with appropriate campus administrators|
Senate Bill (SB) 2081, passed by the 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, adds prekindergarten classes to the existing class size limit of 22 for kindergarten through grade 4.
The class size limit for prekindergarten applies beginning with the 2021-2022 school year.
School districts may request a Maximum Class Size Exception under the provisions of Texas Education Code, §25.112, if any class for prekindergarten through grade 4 exceeds the allowable class size limit of 22 students per class (a 22:1 student-to-teacher ratio). An exemption expires at the end of the school year for which it is granted.
The waiver application is available on TEAL as of September 1, 2021.