Public Hearing on Optional Flexible School Day Program
Del Valle ISD Regular Board Meeting
July 16, 2019, starting at 6:15 p.m.
Edward A. Neal Administration Building
5301 Ross Road, Del Valle, Texas 78617
Del Valle ISD continually strives to address the needs of our at-risk population by carefully monitoring student progress, participating in research-based dropout prevention initiatives and implementing innovative programs. Early College Highschool, Del Valle Opportunity Center and the credit recovery program at Del Valle High are designed to meet this need. Over the years, as each has grown and evolved, new challenges have arisen, specifically in the area of attendance. The OFSDP is a TEA authorized program that allows approved districts to provide flexible hours and days of attendance for students in any grade level meeting specific criteria:
- The student is at risk of dropping out of school
- The student will be denied credit for one or more enrolled courses due to attendance
- The student is attending a campus with an approved early college high school program designation
- The student is attending a campus implementing an approved innovative campus plan
- The student is attending a community-based dropout recovery education program
The goal of the OFSDP program is to improve graduation rates for students at risk of dropping out or participating in specialized programs of study. With participation, there are significant advantages for both the student and the district. Students gain greater flexibility towards meeting their graduation requirements, which maybe be affected due to challenging life circumstances. District benefits by maximizing attendance time, and by providing unique opportunities for students to earn credits and graduate from high school. The district would also benefit from additional state funding for students with nontraditional schedules.