Public Education Grant

In 1995, the Texas Legislature created the Public Education Grant (PEG) program. It permits parents of children assigned to attend schools that meet certain criteria to request that their children transfer to other schools or other districts. House Bill 22 (85th Texas Legislature) changed the criteria for identifying PEG campuses: those that receive an Improvement Required rating in both the Student Achievement domain and the School Progress domain in August 2018 will be on the 2019–20 PEG List.

    Each year, the Texas Education Agency releases a list of campuses that meet these two criteria. Known as the PEG List, it includes the name and number of each campus, the name of its district, and the reason for the campuses’ inclusion on the PEG list. On or before February 1 of each year, every district must notify the parents of students assigned to a campus on the PEG list of their eligibility to request a transfer. This year we released a preliminary PEG list in August 2018 based on the preliminary accountability ratings for 2018. The final PEG list  (PDF, Excel)  was released on December 12, 2018 after all appeals were processed and final accountability ratings were released.  

    Districts that accept these transfer students (known as PEG transfers) receive weighted funding for each PEG transfer.

    An extensive frequently asked questions document provides details of the PEG program.

    Please direct questions concerning the PEG program or the methodology used to identify schools to Performance Reporting at (512) 463-9704 or performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov.

    Please direct questions regarding the funding implications of the program to the State Funding Division at (512) 463-9238 or sfinance@tea.texas.gov.