SCHOOL YEAR: ____ - ____
REQUEST FOR “ESL STAFFING/CERTIFICATION WAIVER”
(SECONDARY GRADES 6-12)
________________________________ Middle School or High School
is UNABLE to offer ESL/English/ language arts classes
with ESL endorsed/ESL permit/ESL ACP teachers to ALL LEP students.
Following is the required documentation for my request. W
A. Reasons school is unable to provide sufficient number of certified teachers to offer the ESL/ENGLISH
LANGUAGE ARTS CLASSES to all the LEP students.
__Unavailability of cert. ESL tchrs __Teacher ineligibility for ESL permit
__Unexpected influx of LEP students
__Unexpected teacher transfer/retirements
__ Pending passing of ESL ExCET
__Other: _____________________________ A
B. Names of English/Lang. Arts teachers not on permit who are assigned to implement the proposed
ESL program and description of each teacher’s certification plan with estimated dates of completion.
(SEE ATTACHMENT B)
C. Description of the training program in narrative form, what the school will provide to improve the skills I
of staff assigned to implement the proposed ESL program.
D. Description of the actions school will take to ensure that the required ESL classes will be provided by
the 2009-10 school year, including plans for recruiting an adequate number of teachers to eliminate
the need for subsequent staffing/certification waiver.
ACTION PLAN E
Recruitment Activities and
timelines should be
included in the
Staffing & School Improvement
Scheduling Plan (SIP)
E. If your school applied for a ESL Certification Waiver in 2008-09, please provide evidence of
completion of actions taken by your school, including documentation of recruitment efforts. (SEE
ASSURANCE: I ASSURE THAT ALL CURRENTLY EMPLOYED ESL ENDORSED TEACHERS
AVAILABLE IN MY SCHOOL, AND ANY OTHERS THAT MAY NEED TO BE EMPLOYED, WILL BE
ASSIGNED TO THE NECESSARY ESL/ENGLISH COURSES TO ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR ESL
CERTIFICATION WAIVERS IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS.
Date Principal’s Signature
______________ ____________ ______________________________________
District Date Regional Superintendent (or designee)
SCHOOL YEAR - -Associate tchrs. (I-H)
- Reg. Tchrs. (I-H)
REQUEST FOR “ESL STAFFING/CERTIFICATION WAIVER” - Spec. Ed., (I-M)
(For ESL/English/Language Arts teachers or associate teachers providing ESL/English instruction
for LEP students without ESL certification or permit)
List only those English/Language Arts teachers who are NOT ESL ENDORSED NOR ON PERMIT and have LEP students in their
classes. These teachers ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THE REQUIRED ESL/LANGUAGE ARTS INSTRUCTION FOR
LEP STUDENTS. (Minimum requirements are: Prelit./Beg = 2 periods ESL/English; Intermediate, Advanced Trans. = 1 period).
THESE TEACHERS MUST BE ON AN ESL ENDORSEMENT/CERTIFICATION PLAN and RECEIVE TRAINING IN ESL
STRATEGIES until such time as ESL endorsement/courses are begun. You must DESCRIBE each teacher’s proposed
certification plan in the space provided (*). LEP students must be assigned to as few teachers as possible in order to reduce the
number of certification waivers on your campus.
Specify: Proposed Certification Plan Date
Name of Teacher -Regular
of Description Estimated
GR -Associate LEPs of Plan (*) date of Strategies
(Last) (First) -Sp. Ed. (may attach separate completion Training
-Other: (by documentation as of ESL
________ tchr.) necessary) certification
(*) Specify: 1) “Already certified…taking ESL ExCET on___ ” ; 2) “ESL permit in progress” ; 3) “ACP entry in progress”.
NOTE: Teachers who teach multiple grade levels should be listed beside each grade taught.
Date Principal’s Signature
Bilingual/ESL Title III Specialist Regional Superintendent (or designee)
NOTE: THIS REQUEST FOR ESL STAFFING WAIVER DOES NOT WAIVE THE PROGRAM OFFERING. Rather, it
is a waiver of ESL certification requirements for teachers assigned to the LEP population. Teachers covered under a
waiver must participate in an ESL endorsement/certification plan. Continuous requests for ESL Staffing/ Certification
Waivers (without annual reductions) may result in on site staffing reviews by TEA.
For Department Use Only:
TOTAL TEACHERS UNDER ESL TOTAL LEP STUDENTS UNDER ESL
CERTIFICATION WAIVER: CERTIFICATION WAIVER:
EVIDENCE OF COMPLETION OF ACTIONS
TO REDUCE THE
NUMBER OF ESL CERTIFICATION WAIVERS
FROM PREVIOUS SCHOOL YEAR
Please review your school’s prior-year Request for ESL Certification Waivers and
provide evidence (documentation), related to the applicable categories below, showing
that your proposed actions to reduce the number of certification waivers were
Number of Teachers Number of Teachers
under Waiver under Waiver
in Previous Year in Current Year
2. Staffing Adjustments
3. Scheduling Changes
Regional Superintendent (or designee):