HB 3 provides funds for optional additional days of elementary instruction
If you’d like an opportunity to help students who need a little extra instructional time while making some additional money in the process, you might get that chance starting next year if your district opts into a new program authorized by House Bill 3.
Your district might be considering taking advantage of the provisions of HB 3 that provide half-day funding for districts and charter schools to add up to 30 instructional days to one or more elementary schools (grades pre-K through 5). TEA is promoting the idea that districts receiving the funding should use it, at least in part, for augmenting teacher salaries. The first round of funding is available starting Sept. 1, 2020, through the end of the 2020-21 school year.