Minutes of Instruction

Related TASA Capitol Watch Alerts

Sample Documentation for Minutes Bill Compliance for 2016-17 School Year
09.19.2016 — Beginning with 2016-17, districts and charter schools are required to submit calendars for all campuses to TEA to demonstrate compliance with HB 2610. Download example spreadsheets for maintaining local documentation.

Sample Documentation for Minutes Bill Compliance for 2015-16 School Year
11.19.2015 — HB 2610 changed the unit of measure for required instruction from 180 days to 75,600 minutes and defines a day of instruction as 420 minutes. Districts are required to maintain local documentation that is sufficient to prove that they met the minimum. A sample spreadsheet is provided.

TEA Updates Minutes of Instruction Bill FAQ Document
11.16.2015 — TEA has added information to its FAQ document on HB 2610, the bill that replaced the requirement that districts and charters provide 180 instructional days with a requirement that they provide at least 75,600 minutes of instruction, including recess and intermissions.

TEA Releases FAQs on HB 2610: Minutes of Instruction
09.28.2015 — TEA has released a FAQs document to assist districts with implementation of HB 2610, which requires school districts to provide 75,600 minutes of instruction rather than 180 days.

Senate Education Committee to Hear House Bills on the IMA, Paperwork Reduction, Minutes of Instruction, and ADA
05.17.2015 — The Senate Education Committee will meet at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, on a number of House bills.

TASA's Position

Advocate for aligning state statutes to ensure full funding for districts that provide dropout prevention/recovery programs, pre-K programs, and other programs that are fewer than 420 minutes per day.