Summer School Program for English Learners (ELs) in Kindergarten and First Grade Reimbursements
|Thursday, April 8, 2021
|Summer School Program for English Learners (ELs) in Kindergarten and First Grade Reimbursements
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19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), §89.1250, requires local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide a summer school program for English learners who will be eligible for admission to kindergarten or first grade at the beginning of the next school year. LEAs will be provided with the following options to complete the required EL summer program for the 2020-2021 school year:
- complete the required 120 hours of instruction for EL summer school prior to the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year;
- schedule the required 120 hours of instruction for EL summer school to begin in summer of 2021 and complete any remaining hours (supplemental to the regular school day) throughout the 2021-2022 school year; or
- schedule the 120 hours of instruction (supplemental to the regular school day) during the 2021-2022 school year.
For more information, please visit the 2021 English Learning Summer School Guidance
Reimbursements for the 2021 EL summer school program 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 2020 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 the Fall of 2022.
Please note that participation data will be collected through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) for summer school 2021. This indicator code will be collected in Submission 4 only, and the data must be reported to TEA by Wednesday, August 25, 2022.
2020 Summer School Data Collections and Reimbursement Reminders
For LEAs who completed the 2020 EL summer school program requirements during the summer of 2020
Participation data was collected in PEIMS Submission 4 on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
No additional data collection is required.
For LEAs who are currently completing the 2020 EL summer school program
Participation data will be collected through PEIMS Submission 4 and is due to TEA on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
Payments to the LEAs will be provided through direct deposit in September of 2021.
If you have any questions regarding EL summer school flexibilities or requirements, please email EnglishLearnerSupport@tea.texas.gov