Additional Days School Year Intent to Participate for 2020-2021
|Date:||September 17, 2020|
|Subject:||Additional Days School Year Intent to Participate for 2020-2021|
|Category:||Additional Days School Year|
|Next Steps:||All LEAs (Superintendent or District Administration) Complete Survey by September 30th, 2020|
TEA is collecting information about which LEAs are intending to benefit from Additional Days School Year (ADSY) funding in the 2020-2021 school year to better estimate the financial impact to the state. All LEAs, regardless of intent to benefit from ADSY funding, should complete the survey linked below.
House Bill 3 added half-day formula funding for school systems that add instructional days to any of their elementary schools starting in the 2020-2021 school year. Funding for an ADSY is available for those days beyond a minimum of 180, up to 210 total, specifically for grades prekindergarten-5.
TEA has identified three potential options for ADSY implementation. The survey will request LEAs utilizing ADSY in 2020-2021 to identify which option most closely aligns with their intended implementation. These options are outlined below.
Option 1 - Voluntary Summer Learning
Campuses hold a traditional 180 day calendar and have up to 30 days for something additional for a targeted subset of students, such as summer enrichment.
Option 2 - Intersessional Calendar
Campuses conduct a regular calendar of 180 days spaced out over the full year, with intermittent breaks for targeted remediation with a subset of students.
Option 3 - Full Year Redesign
Campuses conduct a revamped 210 day calendar and change daily schedules to decrease instruction time so it can be spread out over additional days and increase time for planning and student brain breaks.