Texas Education Code

Sec. § 48.003
Student Eligibility


(a)

A student is entitled to the benefits of the Foundation School Program if, on September 1 of the school year, the student:

(1)

is 5 years of age or older and under 21 years of age and has not graduated from high school, or is at least 21 years of age and under 26 years of age and has been admitted by a school district to complete the requirements for a high school diploma; or

(2)

is at least 18 years of age and under 26 years of age and is enrolled in an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school program under Section 29.259 (Adult High School Diploma and Industry Certification Charter School Program).

(b)

A student to whom Subsection (a) does not apply is entitled to the benefits of the Foundation School Program if the student is enrolled in a prekindergarten class under Section 29.153 (Free Prekindergarten for Certain Children).

(c)

A child may be enrolled in the first grade if the child is at least six years of age at the beginning of the school year of the district or has been enrolled in the first grade or has completed kindergarten in the public schools in another state before transferring to a public school in this state.

(d)

Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a student younger than five years of age is entitled to the benefits of the Foundation School Program if:

(1)

the student performs satisfactorily on the assessment instrument administered under Section 39.023 (Adoption and Administration of Instruments)(a) to students in the third grade; and

(2)

the district has adopted a policy for admitting students younger than five years of age.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 850 (H.B. 1137), Sec. 5, eff. June 15, 2007.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 478 (S.B. 1142), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2013.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 142 (H.B. 4), Sec. 9, eff. May 28, 2015.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1060 (H.B. 1051), Sec. 7, eff. June 14, 2019.
Transferred, redesignated and amended from Education Code, Section 42.003 by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 943 (H.B. 3), Sec. 1.013, eff. September 1, 2019.
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