BF(LEGAL) - BOARD POLICIES

Waivers

  1. A written plan approved by the board that states the achievement objectives of the campus or district and the inhibition imposed on those objectives by the requirement, restriction, or prohibition; and
  2. Written comments from the campus-level or district-level committee established under Education Code 11.251.

Education Code 7.056(a), (b)

Submission and Approval

Duration

Restrictions

  1. Prohibition on conduct that constitutes a criminal offense;
  2. Requirement imposed by federal law or rule, including a requirement for special education or bilingual education programs; or
  3. Requirement, restriction, or prohibition relating to:
    1. Essential knowledge or skills under Education Code 28.002, or high school graduation requirements under Education Code 28.025;
    2. Public school accountability as provided by Education Code Chapter 39, Subchapters B, C, D, and J, and Chapter 39A;
    3. Extracurricular activities under Education Code 33.081 or participation in a University Interscholastic League area, regional, or state competition under Education Code 33.0812;
    4. Health and safety under Education Code Chapter 38;
    5. Purchasing under Education Code Chapter 44, Subchapter B;
    6. Elementary school class size limits, except as provided by Education Code 25.112;
    7. Removal of a disruptive student from the classroom under Education Code Chapter 37, Subchapter A;
    8. At-risk programs under Education Code Chapter 29, Subchapter C;
    9. Prekindergarten programs under Education Code Chapter 29, Subchapter E;
    10. Educator rights and benefits under Education Code Chapter 21, Subchapters A, C, D, E, F, G, and I, and Chapter 22, Subchapter A;
    11. Special education programs under Education Code Chapter 29, Subchapter A;
    12. Bilingual education programs under Education Code Chapter 29, Subchapter B; or
    13. Requirements for the first day of instruction under Education Code 25.0811.

Education Code 7.056(e)

Student Achievement Improvement Plan

A district or campus that is required to develop and implement a student achievement improvement plan under Chapter 39A, Subchapter A, or Section 39A.051 [see AIC(LEGAL)] may receive an exemption or waiver under these provisions from any law or rule other than:

  1. A prohibition on conduct that constitutes a criminal offense;
  2. A requirement imposed by federal law or rule;
  3. A requirement, restriction, or prohibition imposed by state law or rule relating to:
    1. Public school accountability under Education Code Chapter 39, Subchapters B, C, D, and J, and Chapter 39A; or
    2. Educator rights and benefits under Education Code Chapter 21, Subchapters A, C, D, E, F, G, and I, and Chapter 22, Subchapter A; or
  4. Selection of instructional materials under Education Code Chapter 31.

Education Code 7.056(f)

London ISD

BF(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 113

DATE ISSUED: 6/4/2019