Public Education Grant (PEG)
In 1995, the Texas Legislature created the Public Education Grant (PEG) program [TEC §§29.201 - 29.205]. The PEG program permits parents whose children attend schools on the PEG list to request that their children transfer to schools in other districts. A list of PEG-designated schools is provided to districts annually. In February of each year, districts must notify each parent of a student in the district assigned to attend a school on the PEG list. Based on the February list, parents may request a transfer for the following school year.
Under PEG, TEA identifies campuses at which:
- 50 percent or more of the students did not pass the state assessment in any two of the preceding three years
- any campus rated as Improvement Required.
The parent(s) or guardian(s) of a student attending a campus identified on the PEG list, has the option to request a transfer of their child to another Bryan ISD campus that is not on the PEG list or to another school district for the following school year; however, transportation to and from school will be the parent’s or guardian’s responsibility.
The chosen school is entitled to accept or reject the application for the student to attend school. The transfer school/district may not use a criterion that discriminates on the basis of a student’s race, ethnicity, academic achievement, athletic abilities, language proficiency, sex, or socioeconomic status. If the application is accepted, the school chosen may not charge the student tuition. The home school district does not have to pay for transportation charges to and from the school. It is important to note that student eligibility for transfer expires upon any of the following three conditions:
- Completion of all grades on the campus upon which eligibility was originally based;
- Removal of the campus from the PEG list;
- Assignment of the student to a campus that is not on the PEG list as a result of redrawn attendance boundaries.
To request information about a transfer to another campus in Bryan ISD for the 2014-2015 school year, or for further information on transfers, please contact Crystal Goodman, Executive Director of Human Resources and Administration, at 979-209-1083. Additional information can also be found online at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/peg_faq.html