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Title: Texas Education Agency


1
Texas Education Agency
  • Bilingual Exceptions and ESL Waivers
  • Georgina Gonzalez Susie
    Coultress
  • Director
    Assistant Director

2
  • The information on the following slides is
    from 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special
    Populations, Subchapter BB, Commissioner's Rules
    Concerning State Plan for Educating Limited
    English Proficient Students, Section 89.1205,
    Required Bilingual Education and English as a
    Second Language Programs

3
Request for Exception to the Bilingual Education
Program
  • (a) Each school district which has an
    enrollment of 20 or more limited English
    proficient students in any language
    classification in the same grade level
    district-wide shall offer a bilingual education
    program as described in subsection

4
Request for Exception to the Bilingual Education
Program (cont.)
  • (b) of this section for the limited English
    proficient students in prekindergarten through
    the elementary grades who speak that language.
    "Elementary grades" shall include at least
    prekindergarten through Grade 5 sixth grade
    shall be included when clustered with elementary
    grades.




5
Request for Exception to the Bilingual Education
Program (cont.)
  • Districts or charter schools that are unable
    to provide a bilingual education program are
    required by 19 TAC 89.1207(a) to request from
    the Commissioner of Education an exception to the
    bilingual education program and approval to offer
    an alternative program by submitting Form 1,
    Request for Exception to the Bilingual Education
    Program.

6
Request for Waiver for English as a Second
Language Program
  • (d) All limited English proficient students
    for whom a district is not required to offer a
    bilingual education program shall be provided an
    English as a second language program as described
    in subsection (e) of this section, regardless of
    the students' grade levels and home language, and
    regardless of the number of such students.

7
Request for Waiver for English as a Second
Language Program (cont.)
  • Districts or charter schools unable to provide
    an ESL certified teachers to implement the ESL
    program are required by 19 TAC 89.1207(b) to
    request from the Commissioner of Education a
    waiver of the certification requirements for
    teachers who will provide ESL instruction by
    submitting Form 2, Request for Waiver for English
    as a Second Language (ESL) Program.

8
Submission Deadline
  • November 1
  • All data must be from information prior to
    November 1, 2009.

9
Are charter schools required to provide bilingual
certified teachers and ESL supplemental certified
teachers?
  • Yes. If you are required to offer these
    programs based on 19 TAC 89.1205, then the
    teachers must be certified appropriately.

10
Does TEA verify the colleges and universities
reported on the bilingual exception form 1 and
ESL waiver form 2?
  • Yes. The Bilingual Education Unit
    collaborates with the State Board for Educator
    Credentialing on colleges and universities
    offering certification programs.
  • Please refer to the Bilingual Teacher
    Recruitment Strategies power point
  • http//ritter.tea.state.tx.us/curriculum/biling/bi
    presentations.html

11
Annual comparison of previously submitted
bilingual exceptions form 1 and ESL waivers form
2
  • Every ESL waiver and bilingual exception is
    compared from one year to the next to note
    progress and to review if proposed action plan is
    met.

12
Can a district or charter school use permanent
substitute teachers to teach LEP students?
  • Yes, but only if these teachers have valid
    Texas teaching certificates and are properly
    certified in Bilingual Education or hold an ESL
    supplemental certification as required by the
    program that the district or charter school is
    required to implement.

13
Does a district/charter school need to
re-submit their application if they lose the
certified teacher during the school year?
  • If this situation occurs after November 1 for
    the 2009-10 school year only, there is no need to
    resubmit. Try to serve the students with a
    certified teacher. Solve the situation as quickly
    as possible and keep all documentation.

14
School data in the bilingual exception form 1
and ESL waiver form 2 if submitting both forms
  • Though most district data is the same when
    submitting for both an exception and a waiver,
    there are some differences in the information
    submitted. The differences are on page 2 of the
    Request for Exception to the Bilingual Education
    Program letters I, K, and L. The questions
    pertain to number of teachers instructing LEP
    students under bilingual education exception for
    Spanish and languages other than Spanish.

15
Instructional Designs
  • Any of the following letters that will most
    appropriately describe the instructional design
    used by your district in that class may be used
  • SC Self Contained
  • TA - Teacher Assistant
  • PO Pull-Out
  • I Inclusion

16
Performing Based MonitoringInformation
regarding districts submitting for a bilingual
education exception and/or ESL waiver is shared
with Performance Based Monitoring.
17
Coding of LEP students under bilingual exception
form 1
  • Only the students who receive ESL services
    under an approved exception to the bilingual
    program are coded ESL on PEIMS in that grade
    during that year only.

18
Reason for submission of a bilingual education
exception or an ESL waiver
  • A Bilingual exception needs to be submitted
    only if your district/charter school has an
    insufficient number of bilingual teachers to be
    in compliance in offering the required program
    with Title 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC)
    Chapter 89.1245 Staffing and Staff Development.
  • An ESL waiver needs to be submitted only if
    the district/charter school does not have a
    sufficient number of ESL teachers to be in
    compliance in offering the required program with
    Title 19 TAC Chapter 89.

19
Assurances are no longer required to be submitted
if a district does not need either a bilingual
education exception or an ESL waiver.
20
Bilingual certification for Vietnamese or Chinese
teachers
  • Bilingual Generalist EC-4 Vietnamese
  • Bilingual Generalist Vietnamese 4-8
  • Bilingual supplemental Vietnamese EC-4 and 4-8
  • Bilingual Chinese

21
Bilingual Exceptions
  • A bilingual exception form 1 must include
  • an action plan that states what the district or
    charter school will do to ensure that the
    required bilingual program will be provided the
    next year, including plans for recruiting
    training an adequate number of teachers to
    eliminate the need for subsequent exceptions.

22
Bilingual Exceptions
  • A bilingual exception form 1 must show that the
    district has
  • taken all reasonable affirmative steps to hire
    sufficient certified bilingual teachers
  • reduced the number of teachers under exceptions
  • implemented affirmative hiring policies
    procedures and
  • not unjustifiably denied employment to properly
    certified bilingual teachers in the past 12
    months.

23
Bilingual Exceptions
  • A bilingual exception form 1 must show that
    the district is
  • implementing specific measures to eliminate the
    need for a bilingual exception by 25 for the
    Spanish bilingual program and
  • providing a training program for staff assigned
    to provide the alternative program and using 10
    of the bilingual allotment for this training.

24
  • 2009-2010 TRANSMITTAL FORM FOR BILINGUAL
    EDUCATION EXCEPTION FORM 1 AND ESL WAIVER FORM 2
  • District/Charter School Name
    County-District Number
  • Authority for Data Collection Texas Education
    Code (TEC) Subchapter B, 29.054 Texas
    Administrative Code (TAC) Title 19, Chapter 89,
    Subchapter BB, Commissioners Rules Concerning
    State Plan for Educating Limited English
    Proficient Students.
  • Planned Use of the Data Documentation of
    district or charter school compliance with state
    requirements for serving students
  • of limited English proficiency.
  • Instructions Please designate a contact person
    for the district/charter school, and check one or
    both statements below concerning the present
    status of the Bilingual/English as a Second
    Language program in your district or charter
    school. For further information, please contact
    our office at (512) 463-9581.

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  • Original forms must be typed and submitted
  • electronically by November 1, 2009 to
  • BilingualExceptions_ESLWaivers_at_tea.state.tx.us
  • Please save the document in the following manner
    prior to submitting
  • District ABC Bilingual Ed. Exception OR ESL
    Waiver (actual date sent) e.g. October 28, 2009
  • PLEASE DO NOT FAX FORMS

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2009-2010 TRANSMITTAL FORM FOR BILINGUAL
EDUCATION EXCEPTION FORM 1 AND ESL WAIVER FORM 2
  • District/Charter School Contact Person
    Email Phone
  • ? FORM 1 The district/charter school requests an
    exception to the bilingual education program.
  • (If this statement is checked, this page and
    Form 1 Request for Exception to the Bilingual
    Education Program, on pages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6and 7
    must be completed and submitted to TEA.
    (electronically)
  • ? FORM 2 The district/charter school requests a
    waiver of certification requirements for its ESL
    program.
  • (If this statement is checked, this page and
    Form 2 Request for Waiver for the English as a
    Second Language (ESL) Program, on pages 8, 9,10
    and 11must be completed and submitted to TEA.
    (electronically)

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FORM 1 REQUEST FOR EXCEPTION TO THE BILINGUAL
EDUCATION PROGRAM Section 1 District/Charter
School Data
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  • PAGE (p.3)
  • Complete only the rows for the grade levels in
    which you are requesting an exception. Do not
    record information for any grade level in which
    you have appropriately certified bilingual
    teachers. (e.g. bilingual-Spanish,
    bilingual-Vietnamese, etc.)
  • Columns A and B - Language(s) of Instruction for
    Language Arts, Math/Science/Social Studies in
    each grade level, indicate the language of
    instruction by placing a check mark (?) in the
    appropriate column. The PL column refers to
    Primary Language instruction. The ESL column
    refers to English as a Second Language
    instruction. The district or charter school
    should provide as much instruction in the
    students primary language (PL) as needed to
    develop literacy and content knowledge. ESL
    instruction must be provided in language arts and
    the content areas.
  • Column C - Number of Students Under Exception
    record the number of students who are not
    receiving instruction from a bilingually
    certified teacher at the appropriate grade level.
    Add up the number of students and write the
    total number in the TOTALS row of this column.

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  • PAGE (p.3)
  • Column D Instructional Design Create an
    appropriate code or phrase to describe the
    instructional design(s) or method(s) of
    instructional delivery being used to serve
    students under exception. You will be asked to
    describe these codes in detail in Section 2,
    question 3. Example SC Self Contained
    Bilingual Classroom.
  • Column E Number of Classrooms Under Exception
    For each grade where data has been entered,
    record the number of classrooms where students
    are receiving the alternative bilingual services.
    (Example If one ESL certified teacher provides
    instruction to different grade levels in a
    pull-out model, this counts as one classroom.)
    Add up the number of classrooms and write the
    total in the TOTALS row of this column.
  • Duplicate the following page, as needed.
    Complete for each campus and for each language in
    which an exception is requested.

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FORM 1 REQUEST FOR EXCEPTION TO THE BILINGUAL
EDUCATION PROGRAM
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Bilingual Action Plan 5a
  • FORM 1 REQUEST FOR EXCEPTION TO THE
    BILINGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
  • 5a. Using the following chart describe the
    actions the district or charter school will take
    to ensure that the required bilingual education
    program will be provided and continued beginning
    with the 2009-2010 school year, including
    district or charter school plans for recruiting
    and training an adequate number
  • of teachers to eliminate the need for
    subsequent exceptions.

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Bilingual Action Plan 5a
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Bilingual Action Plan 5b
  • FORM 1 REQUEST FOR EXCEPTION TO THE
    BILINGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
  • 5b. Using the following chart describe the
    actions the district or charter school will take
    to ensure that the required bilingual education
    program will be provided and continued beginning
    with the 2009-2010 school year, including
    district or charter school plans for recruiting
    and training an adequate number of teachers to
    eliminate the need for subsequent exceptions.

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Bilingual Action Plan 5b
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FORM 1 REQUEST FOR EXCEPTION TO THE BILINGUAL
EDUCATION PROGRAM
  • District/Charter School Name County-District
    Number
  • Section 3 Assurances
  • I assure that
  • At least 10 of the bilingual education allotment
    shall be used to carry out this training program.
  • The proposed actions described in this request
    form will be implemented.
  • Documentation of completion of the proposed
    actions in this form will be submitted to the
    Texas9Education Agency by November 1, 2009.
  • Powerful Leader
    September 20, 2009
  • Signature of Superintendent
    Date signed
  • Powerful Leader
    PowerfulLeader_at_HighAchievingISD.org
  • Typed Name of Superintendent
    Superintendents email

  • __A. Bee
    A.Bee_at_HighAchievingISD.org
  • Contact Person for the District/Charter School
    Contact email
  • (555)555-5555
    __(555) 555-5123____________________________
  • Contact Fax Number Contact
    Phone Number

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ESL Waivers
  • An ESL waiver form 2 must include
  • all of those items required for a bilingual
    exception except I, K, L
  • the names of the teachers not on permit who are
    assigned to the ESL program and who have never
    been submitted previously for an ESL waiver and
  • the estimated date for completion of the ESL
    supplemental certification. (The date must be
    within the present school year.)

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ESL Waivers
  • An ESL waiver form 2 must include actions that
    the district or charter school will take to
    ensure that the required ESL program will be
    provided and continued beginning with the
    requested school year.

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FORM 2 REQUEST FOR WAIVER FOR THE ENGLISH AS A
SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) PROGRAMSection 1
District/Charter School Data
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  • 3 . Provide names of the teachers not on
    permit who are assigned to implement the ESL
    program and estimated date for the completion of
    the ESL endorsement for each teacher under a
    waiver. Names of teachers who have been listed
    on previous waivers cannot be submitted again.
    Teachers who have been submitted in previous
    years since1999 on an ESL waiver cannot be
    resubmitted. Teachers who have not received ESL
    certification are not eligible to teach in an ESL
    classroom. Failure to complete these fields will
    result in non-approval from the Agency. Attach
    a list if more space is needed.

  • (Before May 2010)

  • Teacher Name Campus Name Grade Level(s)
    Date of Completion
  • Betsy Brown High Achieve 123 5th
    grade April 1, 2010












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ESL Action Plan 6a
  • FORM 2 REQUEST FOR WAIVER FOR THE ENGLISH
    AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) PROGRAM
  • 6a. Using the following chart describe the
    actions the district or charter school will take
    to ensure that the required ESL program will be
    provided and continued beginning with the
    2009-2010 school year, including district or
    charter school plans for recruiting and training
    an adequate number of teachers to eliminate the
    need for subsequent waivers by November 2009.

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ESL Action Plan 6a
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ESL Action Plan 6b
  • FORM 2 REQUEST FOR WAIVER FOR THE ENGLISH
    AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) PROGRAM
  • 6b. Using the following chart describe the
    actions the district or charter school will take
    to ensure that the required ESL program will be
    provided and continued beginning with the
    2009-2010 school year, including district or
    charter school plans for recruiting and training
    an adequate number of teachers to eliminate the
    need for subsequent waivers by November 2010.

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ESL Action Plan 6b
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FORM 2 REQUEST FOR WAIVER FOR THE ENGLISH AS A
SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) PROGRAM
  • Section 3
  • I assure that
  • At least 10 of the bilingual education allotment
    shall be used to carry out this training program.
  • The proposed actions described in this request
    form will be implemented.
  • Documentation of completion of the proposed
    actions in this form will be submitted to the
    Texas Education Agency by November 1, 2009.
  • Powerful Leader
    September 20, 2009
  • Signature of Superintendent
    Date signed
  • Powerful Leader
    PowerfulLeader_at_HighAchievingISD.org
  • Typed Name of Superintendent
    Superintendents email

  • __A. Bee
    A.Bee_at_HighAchievingISD.org
  • Contact Person for the District/Charter School
    Contact email
  • (555)555-5555
    __(555) 555-5123____________________________
  • Contact Fax Number Contact
    Phone Number

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  • Please email the superintendents signature
    page with the superintendents signature together
    with the bilingual exception and /or the ESL
    waiver request by November 1, 2009 to
  • Bilingual Exceptions_ESLWaivers_at_tea.state.tx.us
  • Please save the document in the following manner
    prior to submitting
  • District ABC Bilingual Ed. Exception (actual
    date sent) e.g. October 28, 2009 signature page
  • PLEASE DO NOT FAX THIS PAGE

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Bilingual Exceptions/ESL Waivers
  • Criteria for Review of Forms
  • alternative program is appropriate and adequate
    to meet the needs of students and fulfill the
    requirements of the law
  • the recruiting plan is adequate (must include
    time lines)
  • the previous years recruiting plan was
    accomplished

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Bilingual Exceptions/ESL Waivers
  • Criteria for Review of Forms
  • years requesting bilingual exceptions/ESL
    waivers
  • teachers on bilingual exception
  • teachers on ESL waiver
  • teachers on bilingual exception and/or ESL
    waiver has decreased yearly by at least 25 for
    the Spanish bilingual program
  • and of student enrollment impacted

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Bilingual Exceptions/ESL Waivers
  • Only districts or charter schools that do not
    have certified personnel in the bilingual or ESL
    programs must submit one of these two options
  • BILINGUAL EXCEPTION FORM 1 if teachers with
    bilingual certification are not available (pages
    1-7)
  • ESL WAIVER FORM 2 if ESL supplemental certified
    teachers are not serving LEP students that are
    required to receive ESL instruction (pages1
    8-11)

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  • Professional Development
  • to Increase Numbers of
  • Certified Teachers

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  • Grow Your Own
  • will train high school students and send them as
    tutors to elementary campuses to encourage them
    to become bilingual teachers
  • will offer a stipend to those that will pursue
    the bilingual certification and return to their
    district for at least five years
  • will fund Bilingual/ESL TExES Preparation Courses
    (15 - 40 hour program) and
  • will offer Title III Cooperative Professional
    Development Sessions for teachers pursuing
    certification.

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  • The High Achieving ISD will solicit referrals
    from our current faculty. Should the referral be
    from a country outside the USA, the district will
    work with INS. The goal is to obtain bilingual
    teachers to make exceptions unnecessary for our
    school. The district will be responsible for
    training the teachers in their native country to
    pass the necessary tests to become bilingually
    certified to teach in Texas.

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  • TITLE 19. EDUCATION
  • Subchapter BB.
  • COMMISSIONER'S RULES CONCERNING STATE PLAN FOR
    EDUCATING LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS
  • 19 TAC 89.1207

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  • 89.1207. Exceptions and Waivers.
  • (a) Bilingual education program.
  • (1)Exceptions. A district that is unable to
    provide a bilingual education program as
    required by 89.1205(a) of this title (relating
    to Required Bilingual Education and English as a
    Second Language Programs) shall request from the
    commissioner of education an exception to the
    bilingual education program and the approval of
    an alternative program. The approval of an
    exception to the bilingual education program
    shall be valid only during the school year for
  • which it was granted. A request for
    a bilingual education program exception must be
    submitted by ______ 1 and shall include
  • (A) a statement of the reasons the district is
    unable to offer the bilingual education
    program with supporting documentation
  • (B) a description of the proposed alternative
    modified bilingual education or intensive
    English as a second language programs designed
    to meet the affective, linguistic, and
    cognitive needs of the limited English
    proficient students, including the manner
    through

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  • 89.1207. Exceptions and Waivers.
  • (B) which the students will be given an
    opportunity to master the essential knowledge
    and skills required by Chapter 74 of this title
    (relating to Curriculum Requirements)
  • (C)an assurance that certified teachers
    available in the district will be assigned to
    grade levels beginning at prekindergarten
    followed successively by subsequent grade
    levels to ensure that the linguistic and
    academic needs of the limited English
    proficient students with beginning levels of
    English proficiency are served on a priority
    basis
  • (D)a description of the training program which
    the district will provide to improve the skills
    of the certified teachers that are assigned to
    implement the proposed alternative program,
    and an assurance that at least 10 of the
    bilingual education allotment shall be used to
    fund this training program and

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  • 89.1207. Exceptions and Waivers.
  • (E) a description of the actions the district
    will take to ensure that the program required
    under 89.1205(a) of this title will be provided
    the subsequent year, including its plans for
    recruiting and training an adequate number of
    certified teachers to eliminate the need for
    subsequent exceptions and measurable targets for
    the subsequent year.
  • (2) Approval of exceptions. Bilingual education
    program exceptions will be granted by the
    commissioner of education if the requesting
    district
  • (A) meets or exceeds the state average for
    limited English proficient student performance
    on the required state assessments
  • (B)meets the requirements and measurable
    targets of the action plan described in
    paragraph (1)(E) of this subsection submitted
    the previous year and approved by the Texas
    Education Agency (TEA) or

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  • 89.1207. Exceptions and Waivers.
  • (C) reduces by 25 the number of teachers
    under exception for bilingual Spanish
    programs when compared to the number of
    exceptions granted the previous year.
  • (3) Denial of exceptions. A district denied a
    bilingual education program exception must
    submit to the commissioner of education a
    detailed action plan for complying with
    regulations for the following school year.
  • (4) Appeals. A district denied a bilingual
    education program exception may appeal to the
    commissioner or the commissioner's designee. The
    decision of the commissioner or commissioners
    designee is final and may not be appealed
    further.

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  • 89.1207. Exceptions and Waivers.
  • (5) Special accreditation investigation. The
    commissioner may authorize a special
    accreditation investigation under the TEC,
    39.075, if a district
  • (A) is denied a bilingual education
    program exception for more than three
    consecutive years or
  • (B) is granted an exception based on
    meeting or exceeding the state average for
    limited English proficient student performance
    on the required state assessments but has
    excessive numbers of allowable exemptions from
    the required state assessment.
  • (6) Sanctions. Based on the results of a special
    accreditation investigation, the commissioner
    may take appropriate action under the TEC,
    39.131.

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  • 89.1207. Exceptions and Waivers.
  • (b) English as a second language program.
  • (1) Waivers. A district that is unable to
    provide an English as a second language program
    as required by 89.1205(d) of this title
    because of an insufficient number of certified
    teachers shall request from the commissioner
    of education a waiver of the certification
    requirements for each teacher who will provide
    instruction in English as a second language for
    limited English proficient students. The
    approval of a waiver of certification
    requirements shall be valid only during the
    school year for which it was granted. A
    request for an English as a second language
    program waiver must be submitted by October 1
    and shall include
  • (A) A statement of the reasons the district
    is unable to provide a sufficient number of
    certified teachers to offer the English as a
    second language program

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  • 89.1207. Exceptions and Waivers.
  • (A) a statement of the reasons the district
    is unable to provide a sufficient number of
    certified teachers to offer the English as a
    second language program
  • (B) a description of the manner in which the
    teachers in the English as a second language
    program will meet the affective, linguistic,
    and cognitive needs of the limited English
    proficient students, including the manner
    through which the students will be given
    opportunity to master the essential knowledge
    and skills required by Chapter 74 of this
    title

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  • 89.1207. Exceptions and Waivers.
  • (C) an assurance that certified teachers
    available in the district will be assigned to
    grade levels beginning at prekindergarten
    followed successively by subsequent grade
    levels in the elementary school campus, and on
    the basis of need for secondary campuses, to
    ensure that the linguistic and academic needs
    of the limited English proficient students
    with the lower levels of English proficiency
    are served on a priority basis
  • (D) the name of each teacher not on permit
    who is assigned to implement the English as a
    second language program and estimated date
    for the completion of the English as a second
    language supplemental certification for each
    teacher under a waiver, which must be
    completed by the end of the school year for
    which the waiver was requested

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  • 89.1207. Exceptions and Waivers.
  • (E) a description of the training program
    which the district will provide to improve the
    skills of the certified teachers that are
    assigned to implement the proposed English as
    a second language program, and an assurance
    that at least 10 of the bilingual education
    allotment shall be used to fund this training
    and
  • (F) a description of the actions the district
    will take to ensure that the program required
    under 89.1205(d) of this title will be provided
    the subsequent year, including its plans for
    recruiting and training an adequate number of
    certified teachers to eliminate the need for
    subsequent waivers.

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  • 89.1207. Exceptions and Waivers.
  • (2) Approval of waivers. English as a
    second language waivers will be granted by the
    commissioner of education if the requesting
    district
  • (A) meets or exceeds the state average for
    limited English proficient student
    performance on the required state
    assessments or
  • (B) meets the requirements and measurable
    targets of the action plan described in
    paragraph (1)(D) of this subsection submitted
    the previous year and approved by the TEA.
  • (3) Denial of waivers. A district denied an
    English as a second language program waiver
    must submit to the commissioner of education
    a detailed action plan for complying with
    required regulations for the following school
    year.

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  • 89.1207. Exceptions and Waivers.
  • (4) Appeals. A district denied an English as a
    second language waiver may appeal to the
    commissioner or the commissioner's designee.
    The decision of the commissioner or
    commissioner's designee is final and may not be
    appealed further.
  • (5) Special accreditation investigation. The
    commissioner may authorize a special
    accreditation investigation under the TEC,
    39.075, if a district
  • (A) is denied an English as a second language
    waiver for more than three consecutive years
  • or
  • (B) is granted a waiver based on meeting or
    the state average for limited English
    proficient student performance on the
    required state assessments but has excessive
    numbers of allowable exemptions from the
    required state assessments.

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  • 89.1207. Exceptions and Waivers.
  • (6) Sanctions. Based on the results of a
    special accreditation investigation, the
    commissioner may take appropriate action under
    the TEC, 39.131.

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  • Additional information on Bilingual/ESL education
    can be accessed by visiting the Bilingual/ESL
    Unit website
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