Texas Schools - Real Estate Impact of More Minutes or More Days

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I just received a notice from my daughter's intermediate school in League City that they would be starting five minutes earlier and ending at the same time which could have an impact on local real estate as school districts unknowingly compete.  The new school times are the result of a new Texas law that dictates how many minutes students must be in class, as opposed to the previous rule which required students to be in class for a certain number of days each year.

Apparently my daughter's school was not in session for enough minutes each year. Some school districts in the area have adapted to the new rules by extending the school day so that school can get out for the summer before Memorial Day (about a week earlier than other most other Texas schools). I wonder if the varying responses to these rules can affect the desirability of certain school district over others for families moving into the area.  Creatively working around the law may be a way for less desirable school district to make themselves more desirable without actually improving student or teacher performance.  Obviously, anything that makes one school district more desirable over others will have a positive impact on real estate within that district.  I wonder if the Texas legislature considered this unintended consequence of the new rule.

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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
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Hi League City, TX - Worrell Team, REALTORS, GRI, CNE!

Thanks for a great series of posts featuring exceptionally well presented information on various aspects of League City, TX!

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Aug 25, 2016 11:43 PM
League City, TX - Worrell Team, REALTORS, GRI, CNE
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Tnaks so much, Tony and Suzanne!

Aug 26, 2016 01:46 AM