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411 Policy Alert - Adopted Regulations (EFA, EIC, EHBG & EHBJ); Deleted EGA Regulation & Waiver of EIA Regulation - November 19, 2021

On November 19, 2021, the Superintendent of Schools’ Designee approved adoption of the following regulations:

EFA (REGULATION) INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES – INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

EFA (REGULATION) was revised to align with the new TEA language for the Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA), now referred to as the Technology and Instructional Materials Allotment (TIMA), as well as provide additional clarification around the District-Level Technology and Instructional Materials Allotment Team (DTIMAT) member composition.

 

EIC (REGULATION) ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT – CLASS RANKING

EIC (REGULATION) was revised to accurately reflect the beginning of first semester senior year requirement of 2 social studies courses instead of 3 as noted on the chart at the bottom of page 4 under margin note Rank in Class Process.

 

EHBG (REGULATION) SPECIAL PROGRAMS – PREKINDERGARTEN

The amendment to EHBG (REGULATION) is from the guidelines in Texas Senate Bill 2081, which has been codified in Texas Education Code 25.112(a) to limit class size for Pre K classrooms serving four- year old students to 22 students total and an adult/student ratio of 1 to 11 within Pre K classrooms serving four-year old students.

 

EHBJ (REGULATION) SPECIAL PROGRAMS – INNOVATIVE AND MAGNET PROGRAMS

TASB Update 108 recommended the deletion of EGA series and the adoption of EHBJ series to house the District’s magnet school program.  The current EGA (REGULATION) is Curriculum Development – Innovative and Magnet Programs. With the adoption of EHBJ (REGULATION) and the deletion of EGA (REGULATION) the EGA policy series will be inactivated.

 

On November 19, 2021, the Superintendent of Schools’ Designee approved the deletion of the following regulation:

EGA (REGULATION) CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT – INNOVATIVE AND MAGNET PROGRAMS

EGA (REGULATION) was deleted per TASB Update 108.  Dismissal from magnet programs and assessment procedures for the District’s magnet procedures have been relocated unchanged to EHBJ (REGULATION). 

 

On November 19, 2021, the Superintendent of Schools’ Designee approved the waiving of a certain portion of the following regulation:

EIA (REGULATION) ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT – GRADING/PROGRESS REPORTS TO PARENTS

As highlighted on the attached EIA (REGULATION), a portion of the section under margin note Test and/or Project Grades on page 6 (ACPs are given as is and may not be modified.) is waived until June 6, 2022.  This modification will provide approximately 200 students with an ACP that more accurately assesses their performance in a new course that was launched this year. The modified ACP shall still be considered part of the course and will still factor as 15 percent of the semester grade as required by, and in compliance with, EIA (LOCAL).

 

With the exception of EIA (REGULATION), the above items have been sent to the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) for inclusion to the District’s “Policy On Line Manual.” Documents generally will post within a few weeks of adoption.