Summer School Program for Emergent Bilingual (EB) Students Entering Kindergarten and First Grade Reimbursements
|Date:||March 10, 2022|
|Subject:||Summer School Program for Emergent Bilingual (EB) Students Entering Kindergarten and First Grade Reimbursements|
|Category:||Required Emergent Bilingual Student Programs|
|Next Steps:||Share with appropriate staff|
Required Summer School Programs, requires local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide a summer school program for emergent bilingual students who will be eligible for admission to kindergarten or first grade at the beginning of the next school year. LEAs required to offer a bilingual education or English as a second language (ESL) program during the 2021-2022 school year, including those with approved bilingual education exceptions and/or ESL waivers, must offer the summer school program. Funding has been appropriated, and reimbursements to LEAs will be processed in the fall of 2022 through the Accounting Division. For more information, please visit the 2022 Emergent Bilingual Student Summer School Guidance.
Reimbursement amounts will be based on teaching units with 18 students or a fraction thereof constituting a unit. Since the appropriation for this program is a fixed amount, it will be necessary to prorate unit allotments if enrollment exceeds projections. Based on 2022 program costs, it is suggested that LEAs plan for reimbursements of approximately $1,300 per unit. Business managers should be informed that the fund code is 289 and that payment to the LEA will be provided through direct deposit.
In accordance with 19 TAC §89.1250(3)(B), LEAs operating a two-semester system are required to offer the program for one-half day for eight weeks while school is recessed for the summer or for a total of 120 hours of instruction on a schedule established by the board of trustees or governing board. LEAs operating year-round schools are required to offer a program during intersessions for a total of 120 hours of instruction.
For students who have not attended school previously and need to be identified as emergent bilingual students, 19 TAC §89.1226 requirements related to testing and classification of students must be followed.
Please note that data will be collected through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) for summer school 2022. This indicator code is collected in Submission 4 only, and the due date to the Texas Education Agency is August 25, 2022.
If you have any questions regarding requirements, please email EnglishLearnerSupport@tea.texas.gov.