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Mrs.  Sheila  Henry
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Principal's Corner

Public Education Grant (PEG) Program - English

January 10, 2017

 

Dear Parent/Guardian, 

The Public Education Grant (PEG) Program authorized under Texas Education Code, Chapter 29, Subchapter G, §§29.201 - 29.205, identifies campuses with passing rates on STAAR that are less than or equal to 50 percent in any two of the preceding three years (2014, 2015 or 2016) or were rated Improvement Required in 2014, 2015, or 2016. 

Per this state law, a parent of a student enrolled in an identified school may apply to attend a school in any other school district. It is important to note that this interdistrict transfer provision does not affect requests for transfers within our district. Under the PEG in-district transfer provision, a parent of a student enrolled in any of the campuses listed may apply through the regular transfer process to attend another campus in AISD not on the PEG list for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Lyndon B. Johnson ECHS was identified by the state as a PEG school due to Improvement required in reading category. Thus, you are receiving this notification of eligibility to apply for an interdistrict transfer for the 2017-2018 school year.  You are in no way obligated to seek an application to transfer, either outside or inside the district; this is simply notification that the option to transfer to another district next school year is available to you by law. 

 Please be aware that under this state law, other districts are not automatically required to approve transfer applications.  The other districts are entitled to accept or reject the application for the student to attend school in that district, but the districts 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. Federal rulings (Civil Action 5281) may also limit the ability of districts to accept students, to the extent that the minority or majority of a population, based on average daily attendance, changes by more than one percent.

If you wish to make application for a transfer to a different school district under this provision, please contact the district that you are interested in having your student attend.

If you need information about seeking a transfer within the Austin Independent School District, please contact our Office of Student Services at 512-414-1726 or www.austinisd.org/transfer.

Thank you for your support as we continue to strive for increased achievement for all of our students. 

 

Sincerely,

  

Sheila L. Henry, Principal

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