In response to the pandemic the Legislature introduced the novel concept of allowing parents to require that a student repeat a grade. The original law along those lines limited this to students in grades one to three.
Now it’s been expanded to include grades four to eight. The law also allows parents to require the student to retake a high school course unless the student has met all graduation requirements. All of this subject to possible disagreement and action of the school’s “retention committee.”
It’s HB 3803, which amends Texas Education Code 28.02124.
DAWG BONE: MAYBE THIS WILL BE YOUR YEAR TO CHAIR THE RETENTION COMMITTEE! LOOKS GOOD ON THE RESUME.
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Tomorrow: the National Motto comes to the classroom…