State Waivers Unit

The State Waivers Unit of the 鶹ý is responsible for the coordination of expedited and general state waivers and class size exceptions. See Texas Education Code , Waivers & Exemptions, for rules.

2024-2025Applicationswill be available in 鶹ýL on the following dates:

General & Expedited

July 8, 2024

NOTE: As of February 9, 2024,LEAs have the option to select 2024-2025 using the current 2023-2024 Staff Development Minutes Waiver application.

Attendance (Missed School Day, Low Attendance) August 1, 2024
Class Size

August 26, 2024

Note: Oncea new waiver year opens, thepriorschool year waiver application will no longer be available.

State Waivers Guidebook

The 23-24 Waivers Guidebookis a guide for districts and charter schools that includes information related to available waivers, associated requirements, agency policies, and pertinent resources.

Waiver Application

The Waiver FAQ'smay be of assistance while navigating through the State Waivers and the 鶹ýL application process.

Waiver Categories

Most waiver typesare placed into one of four categories:

  • Expedited Waiversare waivers that require basic information from the district.
  • General Waiversare waivers that requiredetailed information surrounding the district's waiver request.
  • Attendance Waiversinclude Missed School Days, Low Attendance Days, and Additional Days School Year (ADSY) waivers. The district or campuscan request a waiver for excused absences if instructional daysare missed orif attendance is lowdue to weather, health, or safety issues.
  • Maximum Class Size Exceptionis required under the provision of TEC §25.112 if any class for grades PK-4 exceeds the allowable class size limit of 22 students per class (22:1). An exceptionexpires at the end of the school year for which it is granted.
  • Other Waivers are specific requests that do not fall under any of the above categories.

Waiver Types

The following list shows the different waiver types and links to their description:

Expedited

General

Attendance

Related Links

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Contact Information

State Waivers
Phone: (512) 463-9630
Email: waivers@tea.texas.gov

Certification Waivers
Phone: (512) 936-8400 (option 2)

Test-Limit Waivers
Phone: (512) 463-9039