In October, the Texas Education Agency conducted a data collection to better understand enrollment trends in Texas public schools. The summative level data show that pre-K and kindergarten enrollment declines represent over 50% of the overall decline numbers. Per the same data collection, the extension of the funding hold harmless is not relevant to a third of school districts because they have worked hard to re-enroll students who were previously missing.
Additional data will be reviewed in February. Leadership discussions are continuing, but they have made no final decisions about the extension of hold harmless at this time.