Public Education Grant (PEG) Program
Granbury High School was among the state school campuses listed on the Public Education Grant (PEG) List issued recently by the Texas Education Agency.
While schools are included on the PEG List for several reasons, GHS was listed because the school received a state accountability rating of Academically Unacceptable in 2009. The rating was due to the student completion rate among economically disadvantaged students in the Class of 2008.
Because of the school’s inclusion on the PEG List, a parent of a GHS student may request that their child transfer to a high school in another district for the 2012-13 school year. However, acceptance of the transfer by that district would be contingent upon space and other local policy provisions.
According to state law, a school district chosen by a student’s parent is entitled to accept or reject the application for the student to attend school in that district but may not use criteria that discriminate on the basis of the student’s race, ethnicity, academic achievement, athletic abilities, language proficiency, sex, or socioeconomic status.
Created in 1995, the PEG program permits parents whose children attend schools on the list to request a transfer to another school within or outside their school district. A school at which fifty percent or more of the students failed any of the subjects measured by the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) in any two of the preceding three years or a school that was rated Academically Unacceptable during the three preceding years is included on the PEG List. Even a campus that has received a state rating of Exemplary or Recognized may be included based on state test scores and prior accountability ratings.
As a result of the 2009 accountability rating, GHS will be on the PEG List for three years (2010, 2011, 2012). GHS will cycle off after 2012.
Resources for Parents:
Letters to Parents from Principal Jeremy Ross (January 2012): English - Spanish