This is an update based on weekly conference calls initiated by the Texas Education Agency.
*Always refer to TEA guidance. This information is subject to change as the situation evolves.
TEA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) continues to work with the Office of the Governor, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to coordinate and plan the state’s response to COVID-19. TEA’s role in these efforts is to help coordinate the flow of information from the state to districts, help districts solve problems, and provide guidance that will aid in districts’ decision-making. TEA does not have the general authority to close schools for matters related to health. This authority lies with the local health authority, DSHS, and the Governor of Texas.
18 MAY - Executive Order No. GA-23 Expanded opening of Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster.
STAY WELL, TEXAS
If you think you need to be tested for COVID-19,
this website allows Texans to find the nearest test collection site.
Status of COVID19 in Texas via Texas State Health Services / COVID19
CDC Considerations for Schools
19 MAY | As some communities in the United States open K-12 schools, CDC offers the following considerations for ways in which schools can help protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff and slow the spread of COVID-19. Schools can determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials to the extent possible, whether and how to implement these considerations while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community. Read more
Texas Health and Human Services launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help all Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for anyone who calls, including foster parents and all other caregivers. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at (833) 986-1919.
TEXAS HOME LEARNING
Begin At-Home Learning By Selecting Your Role
Comience El Aprendizaje En Casa Seleccionando Su Rol:
GRADUATING SENIORS & RETURNING STUDENTS
19 MAY - Guidance for Graduation and End-of-Year Promotion Ceremonies During the COVID-19
The following requirements apply to graduation and end-of-year promotion ceremonies to be conducted in May 2020 and thereafter. As the public health situation changes, these guidelines may be modified.
COVD19 Support: Special Education
Special Education in Texas Q&A
A-F, CCMR, STAAR, EOC
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Waiver Approval & 2020 State Academic Accountability
SCHOOL CALENDAR RESOURCES
HB 3 in 30: Additional Days School Year
18 MAY - School Board FAQs
U.S. Department of Education
6 Apr | Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Authorizes New Funding Flexibilities to Support Continued Learning During COVID-19 National Emergency More info
Georgina C. Pérez