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

 

July 23, 2014

Commissioner Williams seeks extension of ESEA waiver and extends teacher, principal evaluation and support systems pilot

  Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan seeking an extension of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). In the letter, he also notified Secretary Duncan that the state would be adding an additional year to the pilot program for the new teacher and principal evaluation and support systems. 

July 18, 2014

TEA launches federal grant flexibility initiative

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has launched a federal grant flexibility initiative aimed at providing increased flexibility to grantees, including school districts, charter schools, education service centers, colleges and universities and non-profit entities that receive certain federal education grants administered through TEA.

July 14, 2014

Commissioner Williams names Beaumont ISD Board of Managers

  Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced his appointments to a seven-member board of managers for the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD). The board of managers will be responsible for overseeing the management of the BISD, including oversight of the district’s efforts to address and correct identified deficiencies and to implement effective, structural and procedural improvement strategies for long-term, positive change. 

June 24, 2014

TEA advises districts of Community and Student Engagement deadline

The Texas Education Agency has advised all school districts and charters of the summer deadlines to submit locally-assigned performance ratings. Under House Bill 5 passed last year by the 83rd Texas Legislature, all districts are required to evaluate the district’s performance and the performance of each campus in regard to community and student engagement.