Texas Appleseed, Disability Rights Texas, and the National Center for Youth Law appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback on the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) proposed rules concerning truancy prevention measures and sanctions, promulgated to comply with HB 2398 (84th Reg. Sess.).
This complaint is being filed against the Mesquite Independent School District. Mesquite ISD has failed to provide appropriate prevention and intervention, as required by HB 2398, a reform bill aimed at decriminalizing truancy and prioritizing school-based prevention and intervention for students who were chronically absent rather than relying on court interventions.
This complaint is filed against El Paso ISD for their failure to provide prevention and intervention measures prior to filing truancy court referrals against a student and his mother.
A letter from Texas advocates calling for an end to discretionary classroom removals for young students. Key words: suspensions, expulsions, Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) referrals
Fact Sheet with data about Austin ISD (AISD) elementary school removals


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