Attendance and Enrollment
• Per Texas Education Code (TEC), §25.092, students must attend 90% of the days a course is offered (with some exceptions) to be awarded credit for the course and/or to be promoted to the next grade. This requirement remains in force during the 2020-2021 school year.
• Given the public health situation, student attendance may be earned through the delivery of virtual instruction.
• Any parent may request that their student be offered virtual instruction from any school system that offers such instruction. If a parent who chooses virtual instruction wants their child to switch to an on-campus instructional setting, they can do so. School systems are permitted to limit these transitions to occur only at the end of a grading period if it is beneficial to the student’s instructional quality.
• If a parent requests virtual instruction and the school does not offer it, the parent may enroll in another school that does offer it for transfer students.
• School systems must take daily on-campus attendance for students.
• After the first four weeks of school, to facilitate an effective back-to-school transition process, school systems may temporarily limit access to on-campus instruction. Some parents opting for their student(s) to attend on-campus may be required to start with remote instruction temporarily. Any family who does not have Internet access and/or devices for distance learning at home will receive face to face instruction
• They are entitled to have their student receive on-campus instruction each day during this transition period, as they are during the rest of the year. School systems must clearly describe this transition process in their posted summary of their plans to operate campuses safely, as required above.
• School systems are required to provide parents notice of their public education enrollment and attendance rights and responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic using a document published by TEA.