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Students have option to transfer from under performing schools

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More than 30 local schools have been identified by the state as low performing or academically unacceptable in the past three years.

This gives parents the opportunity to remove their child from their current school and move them to one with a better academic performance record. Parents can make the change within the district, or move their child to a different school district entirely.

It is part of the Texas Education Agency's Public Education Grant program, also known as PEG.

Parents of PEG eligible students should be receiving a letter from their school administrators by February 1st, notifying them their child attends a school on the PEG list.

Students will be eligible to transfer for the upcoming 2014-15 school year.

The transfer process varies for each school district, and parents who choose to move their child will have to contact their desired school district directly to apply. If a parent tries to transfer their student to a different school district, the school district does have the option to deny the transfer. Also, transportation will not be provided for the student at his or her's new school.

The following schools and school districts are on the PEG list:

Temple ISD: Lamar Middle, Raye-Allen Elementary, Scott Elementary, Travis Middle

Waco ISD: Alta Vista Elementary, Brook Avenue Elementary, Cedar Ridge Elementary, Cesar Chavez Middle, G.W. Carver Middle, Indian Spring Middle, J.H. Hines Elementary, Provident Heights Elementary, South Waco Elementary, Tennyson Middle, University High, Waco High

Killeen ISD: Eastern Hills Middle

La Vega ISD: La Vega High

Belton ISD: Tyler Elementary

Connally ISD: Connally Elementary, Connally Junior High, Connally High

Moody ISD: Moody High 

Mullin ISD: Mullin High 

Mexia ISD: R Q Sims Intermediate

Rosebud-Lott ISD: Rosebud-Lott Middle, Rosebud-Lott High 

Gatesville ISD: Gatesville Intermediate

Academy ISD: Academy Elementary

Marlin ISD: Marlin Elementary, Marlin Middle, Marlin High

For more information on the PEG program, click here.

For a complete list of Texas schools on the PEG list, click here.

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