(a) Subject to Subsection (b), for each student that a school district serves who
has been identified as having dyslexia or a related disorder, the district is entitled
to an annual allotment equal to the basic allotment multiplied by 0.1 or a greater
amount provided by appropriation.
(b) A school district is entitled to an allotment under Subsection (a) only for a
(1) is receiving services for dyslexia or a related disorder in accordance with:
(A) an individualized education program developed for the student under Section 29.005; or
(B) a plan developed for the student under Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
(29 U.S.C. Section 794);
(2) is receiving instruction that:
(A) meets applicable dyslexia program criteria established by the State Board of Education;
(B) is provided by a person with specific training in providing that instruction;
(3) is permitted, on the basis of having dyslexia or a related disorder, to use modifications
in the classroom or accommodations in the administration of assessment instruments
under Section 39.023.
(c) A school district may receive funding for a student under this section and Section 48.102 if the student satisfies the requirements of both sections.
(d) A school district may use an amount not to exceed 20 percent of the allotment
provided for a qualifying student under this section to contract with a private provider
to provide supplemental academic services to the student that are recommended under
the student's program or plan described by Subsection (b). A student may not be excused from school to receive supplemental academic services
provided under this subsection.
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