Honorable Jimmie Don Aycock, Chair, House Committee On Public Education
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB222 by Huberty (Relating to a public school student's eligibility for a public education grant to attend another public school.), As Introduced
The bill would allow a public school student to receive a public education grant (PEG) to attend another public school if the school the student attended received an unacceptable performance rating in either of the two preceding years. Under current law, a student may receive a PEG if the student's current campus received an unacceptable rating in any of the prior three years.
Analysis by the Texas Education Agency indicates that in the 2012 - 2013 school year, 566 campuses were on the PEG list. Of these, 409 campuses were identified solely because they were rated academically unacceptable (AU) in 2009, 2010, or 2011. The other 155 campuses were identified both because of an AU rating and because they did not meet the 50 percent passing standard on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The provisions of the bill would have considered only the 2010 and 2011 ratings and would have reduced the number of campuses on the PEG list by 94 campuses, or 17 percent. In the 2011 - 2012 school year, a total of $455,065 was expended on the PEG program. The changes proposed are not anticipated to have a significant impact on the amount of funding provided through the PEG program.
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