The Optional Flexible Year Program (OFYP)
allows districts to modify their instructional calendars to meet
student educational needs (e.g. intensive instructional services) and
reduce the number of instructional days for certain students.
Law and Rules
Districts must submit an annual
application notifying the Texas Education Agency (TEA) of their plans to
participate in the OFYP. In addition to the application, districts must
submit a letter to the TEA with the following information:
- the proposed modifications to the instructional calendar
- a description of the OFYP that will be provided under the Texas Education Code, §29.0821
- the date on which the school district board of trustees approved the modified instructional calendar
If a district is requesting a waiver of
staff development days or teacher preparation days, the letter must also
indicate approval from the campus site-based decision-making committee.
The TEA will not approve any OFYP
application that reduces the number of instructional days to fewer than
180 days for students who meet the eligibility criteria.
These annual announcement letters explain any program changes that may have occurred since the previous year.
Please email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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