Production of Update 108 will begin in late April 2017, with Policy Service mailing update packets to districts beginning in mid-May 2017. Update 108 will include revisions to legally referenced policies and local policies based on updates to the Texas Administrative Code. The update will also include some recoding of provisions in the manual. There will be approximately 30 legal policies included in this update. The local policies listed below will also be included in Update 108.
- EF—Instructional resources
- EFA—Instructional materials
- EFAA—Instructional materials (selection and adoption)
- EHDB—Credit by examination with prior instruction
- EL—Campus charters
- GKB—Community relations (advertising and fundraising)
Please contact your policy consultant if your district is considering revisions to or development of any of the local policy codes listed above. Update 109, scheduled for mailing in early fall, will include revisions from the 85th Legislative Session.
We hope this general timeline will assist you in planning your administrative review and board adoption of the policy updates. As you know, timely adoption of your localized updates is important to ensure that your manual contains the most current reflection of the law. If your district uses Policy On Line®, remember to notify us whether you accept or decline the recommended revisions so the online copy of your manual and our files can be updated as appropriate. Please contact your policy consultant if you have any questions regarding the update timelines.
Please note: As a reminder, districts with at least one campus participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program must have a board-adopted wellness policy by June 30, 2017, that meets the requirements of both the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and the corresponding federal rules, effective August 29, 2016. Please contact your policy consultant if you are unsure whether your current policy aligns with the law and rules.