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State-by-state YRS history and other information

This page will be continually updated, as time permits, with state-by-state information on YRS developments and histories. (Also see The Reject List for state-by-state list of school districts that rejected YRS.)

Below you will find: 

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Texas retreats from YR calendar.
--chart shows YRS growth and decline 1991-2001.

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State-by-state YRS legislation.
--links to a report with a list of states with YRS laws.

If you have information you think should appear on this page, please e-mail  your summary, not to exceed 250 words, to:  busssardre@aol.com

Last updated May 30, 2002

Texas Says Adios to Year-round School

Evidence of the  declining popularity  of the year-round calendar can be found in the following data from the Texas Education Agency.

Enrollment peaked in 1997-98 school year, with 187,774 and dwindled to 63,037 four years later. For more information see the Texas Education Agency web site www.tea.state.tx.us/field/yre.html

YEAR-ROUND EDUCATION IN TEXAS

School Year No.  YR Districts No. YR Campuses   YR  Student Enrollment
1991-92 22 unknown 25,782
1992-93 45 163 62,675
1993-94 58 228 95,092
1994-95 67 313 152,761
1995-96 63 351 182,118
1996-97 63 359 159,885
1997-98 61 337 187,774
1998-99 56 274 151,924
1999-00  46 158
plus 6 charter schools
82,410
2000-01 35 114
plus 12 charter schools
63,037
 Information provided by the Texas Education Agency

 

States with YRS-related legislation

A report issued by the Education Commission of the States in 1997 found 25 states that had passed some kind of year-round school-related state law. The report with a state-by-state summary of the laws can be found at the following web address:

www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/14/29/1429.htm