Public Education Grant (PEG) Transfers and Varsity Athletic Eligibility
The UIL State Executive Committee has issued the following interpretations of HB 318 of the 75th Texas Legislature regarding Public Education Grant (PEG) Intradistrict and Interdistrict Transfers (Low Performing to campus with Acceptable Rating):
A student who transfers from a campus identified under the Public Education Grant (PEG) Program to a new school, which is considered to be a non-PEG campus, may be eligible according to the UIL residence rule (Section 440 ) provided the student is in compliance with the following provisions:
- The transfer complies with the conditions cited in annual memo from TEA.
- The student transferred from the PEG identified campus to the non-PEG campus at their first opportunity to do so. In this case "opportunity to do so" is determined by notification to parents of the student that the school the student is leaving has been PEG identified. School officials at the non-PEG campus must be advised that the student is transferring for PEG purposes prior to enrollment.
- The Previous Athletic Participation Form is completed and the UIL district executive committee finds the student did not change schools for athletic purposes. School officials at the non-PEG campus shall inform students who are eligible for varsity athletics their first year after transferring from PEG identified campus that if they elect to transfer to another school they will be ineligible at the school to which they transfer for all varsity athletics for at least one calendar year. We recommend written notification to the student and parents.
The fact that a non-PEG campus begins to accept PEG transfers after the first year a campus has first been identified as a PEG campus does not cause a student to be eligible for varsity athletics the first year of attendance at the non-PEG campus.