2022-2023 Public Education Grant (PEG) List Available – Given COVID-19, Prior Year List Will Be Repeated
|Date:||August 19, 2021|
|Subject:||2022–2023 Public Education Grant (PEG) List Available – Given COVID-19, Prior Year List Will Be Repeated|
|Next Steps:||Share with appropriate administrators and staff|
The purpose of this communication is to provide information about 2022–2023 Public Education Grant (PEG) List.
A list of campuses identified under the PEG program, authorized under Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 29, Subchapter G, §§29.201–29.205, and a description of the methodology used to identify the campuses on the list are available here. Campuses that receive an F rating in both the Student Achievement domain and the School Progress domain are typically placed on the PEG List; however, because ratings were not issued in 2020 and 2021, the campuses identified for PEG based on 2019 ratings remain on the 2022–2023 PEG List.
Under the PEG interdistrict transfer provision, a parent of a student enrolled in any of the campuses listed may apply to transfer to a campus in another school district for the 2022–2023 school year. A school district chosen by a student’s parent under this statute is entitled to accept or reject the application to transfer 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. Alternatively, a district may accept interdistrict transfers under TEC §25.036.
Under the PEG intradistrict transfer provision, a parent of a student enrolled in any of the campuses listed may apply to transfer to another campus in the same school district.
Notification of eligibility must be provided by February 1, 2022, to parents of students currently assigned to attend a campus on the attached 2022–2023 PEG List. Statute also stipulates that the notice must contain an explanation of the PEG program and how the parent may obtain further information about pursuing a transfer. An FAQ webpage is available to assist districts with this explanation and to guide parents through the transfer process. A link to the FAQs, PEG methodology, and the list of PEG-identified campuses, can be found on the PEG webpage.
Requirements of the PEG program are summarized below.
|Effective Date of PEG Transfers||2022-2023 School Year|
|Parent Notification Deadline||February 1, 2022|
|Allotment||For interdistrict transfers, the district educating the child receives an additional weight of 0.1; limited to net students educated on PEG.|
|Interdistrict Transfers (across districts)||Additional funding is allotted for this type of transfer. These requests may be refused or accepted by the district receiving the transfer request.|
|Intradistrict Transfers (within district)||No additional funding is allotted for this type of transfer. These requests may be refused or accepted by the district.|
|Continued Student Eligibility for Interdistrict Transfer|| Student eligibility for PEG transfers is based on assignment to attend a PEG campus in the district of residence. Student eligibility expires upon either one of the following two conditions:
|Campus Identification Criteria||Because all campuses received a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster in 2020 and 2021, campuses that received an F rating in both the Student Achievement and the School Progress domains in 2019 accountability are identified.|
|Transfer Restriction||A student may only transfer from a PEG campus to a non-PEG campus.|
|Tuition Prohibition||Tuition may not be charged to the student’s parent/ guardian or to the school district of residence.|
|Transportation||The school district in which the student resides is not required to provide transportation free of charge from the PEG-listed campus to the new campus. The district is only responsible for providing the transportation it would otherwise provide (as if the student did not transfer).|
The district providing educational services to the student will report attendance as it would for any other student. Districts may use the State Aid Template worksheet used to calculate state aid to determine PEG funding, which receives an additional weight of 0.1. The worksheet is available at http://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/State_Funding/Foundation_School_Program/Foundation__School_Program/.
There are no special accounting requirements or limitations on the use of PEG-related funds. Keep in mind that a district is eligible to receive PEG-weighted funding only to the extent that the number of students accepted on the basis of a PEG exceeds the number of resident students who are educated in other districts on a PEG.
Please direct questions about either the PEG program or the methodology used to determine PEG-listed campuses to the Performance Reporting Division at (512) 463-9704 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about funding implications should be directed to the State Funding Division at (512) 463-9238 or StateFunding@tea.texas.gov.