© 2020 Texas Public Radio
Real. Reliable. Texas Public Radio.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Texas Won't Require School Districts To Make Up Days Missed During Power Blackouts

North East ISD school bus
File Photo | Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Texas public schools will not be required to make up the days they missed during last week’s energy blackouts.

School districts and charter networks can apply for waivers with the Texas Education Agency so the missed days don’t count against them.

TEA is also allowing districts to stay closed or go 100% remote this week as needed to complete repairs.

Texas’s public schools are usually required by law to complete 75,600 minutes of instruction each year. Districts that apply for the waivers must show proof the closures were necessary.

Several districts in San Antonio have indicated they plan to take advantage of the waiver.

TPR was founded by and is supported by our community. If you value our commitment to the highest standards of responsible journalism and are able to do so, please consider making your gift of support today.