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Exceptions and Waivers

Districts and charter schools that are unable to provide the appropriately certified teachers to implement the bilingual education program and/or ESL program must request from the commissioner of education an exception for the bilingual education program and/or a waiver for the ESL program and approval to offer an alternative language program as per 19 TAC §89.1207(a)(b). All applications are due on or before November 1, 2021. Submit the completed application (Excel file) and the Alternative Language Program/Recruiting Activities Form (PDF) to TEA as attachments in an email to: (Notice the underscore after the word Exceptions in the email address.)