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

 

October 29, 2014

Statement of Commissioner Michael Williams Regarding the ECS Blueprint For College Readiness Report

 The Education Commission of the States (ECS) today released its Blueprint for College Readiness report, which features an analysis of the top 10 critical K-12 and higher education policies promoting college readiness and success. The State of Texas met seven of the 10 policies emphasized in the blueprint. The report also spotlights Texas’ campus and school district accountability system as an example of policy for other states to follow.  

October 24, 2014

Texas Safe Schools Week: Bully Prevention is Key for Safe Learning Environments

As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today joined forces to remind districts and charter of resources available to help address and combat bullying and cyberbullying on campus.

October 23, 2014

Commissioner Williams directs EPISD board of managers to order 2015 elections

 In a letter to the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD), Commissioner of Education Michael Williams this week directed the district’s appointed board of managers to order an election to be set on May 9, 2015. The Commissioner’s directive marks the first step in the district’s transition from the current appointed board to an elected board of trustees.

October 23, 2014

Texas Safe Schools Week: Shared Responsibility in Identifying, Reporting Inappropriate Educator-Student Relationships

 As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today advised that everyone in education – including students, parents, teachers, administrators, coaches and staff – plays a critical role in identifying and reporting improper educator-student relationships.