by Coy Holcombe.
For the past several years, EISD has participated in the Optional Flexible Year Program. This program is designed to provide intense remediation to students that either have not passed the TAKS test or are having problems in some of their current classes. Students that have passed their TAKS tests, are doing well in their current classes, and have no attendance issues are not required to come to school during flex days.
The flex days are usually built in around the end of the six weeks. Some campuses participate in all flex days and other campuses only participate in selected flex days. It is up to the campuses to determine eligibility for flex days. Students that might qualify for a flex day one six weeks do not automatically qualify for the next flex days. Students received letters from their campuses stating whether they have qualified for a flex day or whether they must attend school on a flex day.
The district firmly believes that the flex days have been a major factor into raising our accountability rating to Exemplary. Flex days allow teachers to work with students in small groups or even one-on-one to close any learning gaps that may exist.
If you have any questions regarding flex days, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.