Texas Reading Academies Overview
Fort Bend ISD Designated as House Bill 3 Reading Academies Authorized Provider
Per House Bill 3 (HB 3), passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in June of 2019, all kindergarten through third grade teachers and principals must attend a "teacher literacy achievement academy" by the 2021 - 2022 school year. For simplification and to avoid confusion with other grant programs and past literacy achievement academies, the Texas Education Agency is referring to this latest requirement as the HB 3 Reading Academies. House Bill 3 was updated by the 87th Texas Legislature in June 2021, it now states that all kindergarten through third grade teachers and principals must attend a "teacher literacy achievement academy" by the end of the 2022 - 2023 school year. All K-3 teachers, including special education teachers, and principals are required to complete the HB 3 Reading Academies by 2023. While there are some formal processes pending, districts (LEAs) can proceed to exempt teachers who hold “all-level certification in art, health education, music, physical education, speech communication and theatre arts, or theatre,” as described in §231.3(a).
FBISD is looking forward to not only impacting students within our own district but throughout the region. We believe teachers who have a stronger capacity to support primary literacy development will result in increased student success. We know that success in reading launches students to achieve success in futures beyond what we can imagine. As an authorized provider, we look forward to working with your organization to help you achieve greater student success, too! For more information about how you can utilize Fort Bend ISD directly or via local implementation for Texas Reading Academies please view the resources below.
For information about Fort Bend ISD's support model for the Texas Reading Academies, please view the FBISD Reading Academies 2021 Launch video below and visit the FBISD Reading Academies Support page.