Year-round Schools District Survey

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November 20, 2015

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

SUBJECT:  YEAR-ROUND SCHOOLS DISTRICT SURVEY

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is required to maintain and publish a list of campuses operating on a year-round system under Texas Education Code §25.084 (84th Texas Legislature, General Appropriations Act (GAA), Article III, Rider 69). To meet this mandate, TEA must determine which campuses operate on a year-round calendar system. The purpose of this letter is to ask for your participation in a brief survey as part of this requirement.

About the Survey

TEA will be determining the list of year-round education (YRE) campuses through a brief (approximately 5 to 10 minute) survey. TEA will survey all districts in the state to understand the following:

  • whether the district has campuses operating on a year-round system under Texas Education Code §25.084 and if so, the name and county-district-campus (CDC) number of the campus(es), and
  • information about the type of track (i.e., single track, multi-track, traditional and single track, traditional and multi-track) used at the YRE campuses.

How Will My District Be Involved? 

On November 23, 2015, a survey invitation will be sent to your district through the email address your district has provided in AskTED. The email will contain instructions and a link to the online survey. The survey will be available until December 18, 2015.

Why Is My District Being Asked to Participate?

Your participation is mandatory to comply with Rider 69 (84th Texas Legislature, GAA, Article III) and plays an important role in ensuring that TEA fulfills mandated reporting requirements regarding campuses operating on a year-round calendar. Your participation will enable TEA to gain a better understanding of campuses that operate on a year-round calendar system.

Thank you in advance for your assistance. Please contact Lauren Dwiggins at 512-463-0922 or Lauren.Dwiggins@tea.texas.gov with any questions related specifically to this data collection.

Sincerely,

Criss Cloudt
Associate Commissioner
Department of Assessment and Accountability
Texas Education Agency