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RULE §230.73Validity of Emergency Permits

(a) The validity date of an emergency permit activated and authorized under this subchapter is specified in §230.97 of this title (relating to Effective Dates of Certificates and Permit Issuance).

(b) An emergency permit is valid for the remainder of the school year for which it is activated and authorized by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). The emergency permit must be submitted to the Texas Education Agency staff within 45 instructional days from the date of assignment.

(c) An emergency permit authorized by the SBEC is valid for service only in the requesting school district and only for the assignments indicated on the emergency permit application.

(d) Effective with the 2017-2018 school year, the employment of an individual on an emergency permit, with the exception of the assignment as a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor or a teacher of students with visual impairments, may not exceed one school year in the same assignment.

(e) Prior to the 2017-2018 school year, the individual may serve in a specific assignment no more than one additional school year beyond the initial emergency permit. To continue beyond the initial emergency permit year, the individual must comply with the renewal provisions specified in §230.81 of this title (relating to Renewal Requirements and Procedures).

(f) Effective with the 2017-2018 school year, renewal provisions specified in §230.81 of this title will no longer apply for emergency permits, with the exception of teachers of students with visual impairments.

(g) Effective with the 2017-2018 school year, to continue employment in the assignment beyond the validity of the initial emergency permit, the individual must hold the appropriate certificate, in accordance with Chapter 231 of this title (relating to Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments). An individual may not serve as a classroom teacher of record in the Texas school district for more than three school years without obtaining initial, standard certification.

Source Note: The provisions of this §230.73 adopted to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5753; amended to be effective December 27, 2016, 41 TexReg 10309

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