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Remote Learning Guidelines

Remote Conferencing for Temporary Medical Conditions

Remote Conferencing is a mechanism by which remote instruction can be provided by school
districts. Remote Conferencing will be provided by Taft ISD, provided certain requirements
are met:
These two requirements must be met:
  • The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition.
  • The total amount of remote conferencing instruction does not exceed more than 20
    instructional days over the entirety of the school year.
In addition, ONE of the following requirements also must be met:
  • The student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician licensed to
    practice in the United States. The documentation must include a statement from the
    physician that the student is to remain confined to their home or to a hospital.
  • The student has a positive test result for a communicable condition listed in 25 TAC §97.7.
  • The student has been identified as having been in close contact with COVID-19. If the documented temporary medical condition persists longer than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year, a waiver request must be submitted for an extension of remote conferencing beyond the allowable cumulative 20 instructional day period.

Waivers will be granted on a case-by-case basis. A waiver will not be granted if the student is
unable to attend school for a reason other than a medical condition, such as confinement at
home for disciplinary reasons.

The instruction provided by the campus cannot be concurrent, which means remote students
must not be taught by a teacher who is also teaching in-person students at the same time.
Remote conferencing similarly applies to special education students