The Optional Flexible School Day Program (OFSDP) allows districts to provide flexible hours and days of attendance for students who meet at least one of the requirements of the Texas Education Code §29.0822(a). The goal of the program is to improve graduation rates for students who are in danger of dropping out of school, have dropped out, or are behind in core subject courses.

 

Laws and Rules 

 

Application Information

Districts must submit an annual application notifying the Texas Education Agency of their plans to participate in the OFSDP. The application requires the following information:

  • program description
  • schedules
  • staff plans
  • staff qualification standards
  • student attendance accounting security procedures

OFSDP Overview (PDF 128 KB)  

     
     

 Correspondence

These annual announcement letters explain any program changes that may have occurred since the previous year. 

 

Forms

Please email the completed application to ashley.behnke@tea.state.tx.us.

     

Frquently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

OFSDP Districts

 


For additional information, contact:

Office of School Finance
Ashley Behnke
(512) 463-4834

ashley.behnke@tea.state.tx.us

 

August 28, 2014

Statement of Commissioner Michael Williams regarding ruling in school finance case

 Commissioner of Education Michael Williams issued the following statement regarding today’s ruling in the school finance case:“Today’s decision is just a first step on a very familiar path for school finance litigation in Texas. Regardless of the ruling at the district court level, all sides have known this is an issue that will again be resolved by the Texas Supreme Court...  

August 22, 2014

SSI grades 5 and 8 STAAR mathematics requirement suspended for 2014-2015

School districts and charters have been advised by Commissioner of Education Michael Williams that due to the transition to revised statewide curriculum standards in mathematics, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) assessments for grades 5 and 8 mathematics will be administered only once in the 2014–2015 school year.  

August 21, 2014

STAAR performance standards maintained for 2014-2015

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today notified districts and charters that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will maintain initial academic performance standards (Phase-In 1) for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) program for the 2014–2015 school year.

August 20, 2014

Commissioner Williams sends charter school decisions to SBOE

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today advised members of the State Board of Education (SBOE) of his decision to grant five Generation 19 charter schools.