TEA News Releases

MealFinder Map for Texas Students Now Live — Visit TXSchools.gov to find more than 1,000 sites for free school meals

AUSTIN, Tex. – March 20, 2020 – Texas parents can now visit the TXSchools.gov MealFinder Map to find locations near them where local school systems are offering free school meals—both breakfast and lunch—for pick-up while school buildings are closed because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Statement from Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on the Temporary Statewide Closure of Schools

“We fully support the Governor’s decision to temporarily close schools statewide. As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of all communities across Texas, we are working around the clock to ensure that our school districts have the instructional guidance they need so that students can successfully pursue their studies at home. We know many questions remain over how best to do that. 

Statement Regarding the Administration of State Assessments

TEA is in the process of finalizing changes for the administration of state assessments this year. Commissioner Morath is in daily contact with our state’s more than 1,000 superintendents on this and many other critical issues. By this coming Thursday, TEA will issue formal guidance as those changes are finalized.