Summer School Program for Emergent Bilingual (EB) Students Entering Kindergarten and First Grade Reimbursements

Date:  March 23, 2023
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


Title 19, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), §89.1250 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 2022-2023 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 2023 through the Grants Administration Division. For more information, please visit the 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 2023 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. LEAs operating year-round schools are required to offer a program during one or multiple intercessions for a total of 120 hours of instruction on a schedule established by the LEA’s board of trustees or governing board, per Texas Education Code, §29.060(a).  

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 2023. This indicator code is collected in Submission 4 only, and the due date to TEA is August 25, 2023.  

If you have any questions regarding requirements, please email