Authorized under Texas Education Code, Chapter 29, Subchapter G, §§29.201 - 29.205, a list of campuses by district are identified with passing rates on STAAR that are less than or equal to 50 percent in any two of the preceding three years or were rated Improvement Required.
Under the PEG interdistrict transfer provision, a parent of a student enrolled in any of the campuses listed may make an application to attend a campus in any other school district for the 2016-17 school year that is a non-PEG school. A school district chosen by a student’s parent under this statute is entitled to accept or reject the application for the student to attend school in that district but may not use criteria that discriminate on the basis of a student’s race, ethnicity, academic achievement, athletic abilities, language proficiency, sex, or socioeconomic status. The school district in which the student resides is not required to provide transportation free of charge from the PEG-listed school to the new school. The district in only responsible for providing the transportation it would otherwise provide (as if the student did not transfer).