WAIVERS AND EXCEPTIONS

  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA) allows school districts to employ teachers and other school leaders without certification by submitting a request to waive such requirement for a limited number of years. HISD is electing to use the certification waiver option to hire and employ uncertified educators beginning the 2023-2024 school year. The continuing shortage of certified educators across the state of Texas and the United States has resulted in the need for school districts to leverage these allowable TEA certification waiver options.

  • Expected Goal/Outcome For Individuals On A Certification Waiver

  • HISD Approved Positions For Certification Waiver

  • Positions NOT Approved For Certification Waiver

HISD CERTIFICATION WAIVER REQUIREMENTS BY POSITION

  • To qualify for a certification waiver for an approved waiver position in HISD, the individual must meet the following requirements. Individuals who qualify for and are approved for a certification waiver must earn the appropriate Texas standard principal or teacher certification by the end of the approved waiver period to remain in their position for the forthcoming school year.

  • Teacher

  • Assistant Principal or Dean

BILINGUAL EDUCATION EXCEPTION AND ESL WAIVER RESOURCES

  • TEA allows school districts that are unable to provide appropriately certified teachers to implement the bilingual or ESL program to request from the commissioner of education an exception for the bilingual education program and a waiver for the ESL program and approval to offer a temporary alternative language program as per 19 TAC §89.1207(a) and §89.1207(b).

  • Multilingual Programs Department

  • Expected Goal/Outcome For Individuals On A Bilingual Education Exception Or ESL Waiver

  • HISD Teacher Requirements For Bilingual Education Exception And ESL Waiver