In a press release, Governor Greg Abbott announced he has directed TEA Commissioner Mike Morath to waive certain requirements in order to continue offering virtual instruction options for students in grades 3 through 12 through the Texas Virtual School Network for the next two school years. Abbott stated that this directive aims to ensure “thousands of Texas students enrolled in virtual school programs can continue to receive the education that best fits their needs until a more permanent solution is adopted during the next regular legislative session in 2025.”

TEA’s waiver authority will allow school systems providing full-time virtual instruction to receive full funding for each student in grades 3 through 12 who successfully complete the school year. TEA will provide communication this week to school districts around the state who have provided virtual instruction under other statutes to continue their virtual instruction under the authority of the TXVSN.

Learn more about TXVSN here.