Governor Abbott announced Monday morning that he is waiving STAAR testing for the 2019-2020 school year and will be requesting a federal waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. This weekend, I was on a call with TEA Commissioner Mike Morath about the focus and priorities for Texas schools and students. Right now, the primary objective is to keep students, teachers and staff safe in response to the #Coronavirus and to provide essential nutritional services to students in need.
I would encourage the parents of students attending our public schools to closely monitor the websites and information systems used by their campus and school district. These resources will continue to provide the best direct messaging concerning the day to day local decisions affecting our schools and our children.