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TEA approves waiver for missed school days

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has approved a waiver submitted by FBISD for the missed school days due to the winter weather our area experienced in February. Therefore, the five days (February 15-19) students were out of school due to winter weather and widespread electrical and water outages will not have to be made-up, nor will the missed days have any impacts on students’ attendance.

This waiver also applies to the staff work-days that were missed. Staff will not have to make-up the five missed days due to the closure of the district. In addition, the FBISD Board of Trustees approved an emergency pay waiver for all employees during the February 25th Regular Board Meeting to minimize any wage payment impacts on all district employees resulting from the closure.

“The approval of the waiver is great news,” said Velma Soliz-Garcia, FBISD Superintendent of Schools. “I commend our administrative staff and Board of Trustees who worked diligently during and after the winter storm to ensure the appropriate steps were taken to provide the best outcome for our students and staff.”

With the approval of the waiver, the District’s Official School Calendar will remain with one weather make-up day built in for students and a staff weather make-up day on Friday, May 28, if it is needed.