Chapter 153. School District Personnel
Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning School District Personnel Duties and Benefits


Statutory Authority: The provisions of this Chapter 153 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.405, unless otherwise noted.


153.1001. Duty-Free Lunch.

(a) For the purposes of Texas Education Code, 21.405, a school district shall use the guidelines in this section to determine what constitutes a personnel shortage, extreme economic conditions, or an unavoidable or unforeseen circumstance.

(b) A personnel shortage exists when, despite reasonable efforts of a school district to use nonteaching personnel or the assistance of community volunteers to supervise students during lunch, there are no other personnel available.

(c) Extreme economic conditions exist when the percentage of a local tax increase, including any amounts necessary to implement this section, would place the district in jeopardy with respect to a potential tax roll-back election as provided in the Texas Property Tax Code, 26.08.

(d) Unavoidable or unforeseen circumstances exist when, due to illness, epidemic, or natural or man-made disaster, a school district is unable to find an individual to supervise students during lunch.

Source: The provisions of this 153.1001 adopted to be effective August 12, 1996, 21 TexReg 7263.


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