• 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 either of the following two criteria to request that their children transfer to other schools or other districts.

    • The passing rates on STAAR or TAKS for any subject-area are less than or equal to 50 percent in any two of the preceding three years
    • The academic accountability rating reflects unacceptable performance in any one of the previous three years.

    Each year, the Texas Education Agency releases a list of campuses that meet either of 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 are releasing a preliminary PEG list (PDFExcel) based on the preliminary accountability ratings for 2017. The final PEG list will be released after all appeals are processed and final accountability ratings are 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.

Last Modified on August 23, 2017