AUSTIN, Texas — Superintendents from school districts affected by Hurricane Harvey want the state to waive school ratings.
They told a panel of state lawmakers on Tuesday teachers are constantly dealing with insurance claims for flooded homes. Staff and students are also suffering from storm-related stress, which will likely mean grades and test scores will take a hit.
The state's education commissioner says his agency will take into account the disruptions when making a final decision on accountability.
Meanwhile, lawmakers questioned the slow response to get students instructional materials, and urged the education commissioner to work with state leaders to come up with an answer.