Financial Solvency Review
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) developed the financial solvency review to alert school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to circumstances that could lead to financial insolvency.
Law and Rules
Financial Solvency Final Determination
Upon completion of a review process developed in accordance with the requirements of House Bill (HB) 3, the TEA has identified the following school districts and open-enrollment charter schools as having circumstances that could lead to financial insolvency.
Excel (14KB) PDF (46 KB)
The financial solvency review process was developed in accordance with the requirements of HB 3, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature in 2009. This bill added Section 39.0822, Financial Solvency Review Required, and Section 39.0823, Projected Deficit, to the Texas Education Code.
In response to the requirements of HB 3, the TEA adopted 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §109.1101, Financial Solvency Review. This rule describes how TEA uses financial indicators including financial data, student counts, and staffing information to identify local education agencies (LEAs) with circumstances that could lead to financial insolvency. See the TEA’s specific methodology.
Some LEAs failed the financial indicators and were placed on a preliminary list. These LEAs were given an opportunity to respond to the TEA with interim financial data to address the failed financial indicators. The TEA carefully reviewed these responses and determined that some LEAs did not have circumstances that would lead to financial insolvency. However, the LEAs on the list referred to above either did not respond to the TEA or were still determined to have circumstances that could lead to financial insolvency.
Financial Plan Requirements
These listed LEAs must have submitted a financial plan to TEA for approval per Section 39.0823(b) of the Texas Education Code (TEC). The agency approved the plan only if it determined that the plan would permit the LEA to avoid the projected insolvency.
Failure to comply with all specified requirements related to the financial plan may affect an LEA’s accreditation status. TEC Section 39.0823(c) states that the commissioner shall assign an LEA an accredited-warned status if one of the following occurs:
- The LEA fails to submit a plan.
- The LEA fails to obtain approval from the agency for a plan.
- The LEA fails to comply with a plan approved by the agency.
- The agency determines in a subsequent school year, based on financial data submitted by the LEA, that the approved plan for the LEA is no longer sufficient or is not appropriately implemented.
Financial Plan Questions and Actions (62 KB)
Attachment A - Required Financial Plan Template (76 KB)
Attachment B - Certification of Financial Plan (60 KB)
Attachment C - Budget and Cash Flow for School Districts: Excel (49 KB)PDF (206 KB)
Attachment C - Budget and Cash Flow for Charter Schools: Excel (83 KB)PDF (193 KB)
For additional information, contact:
Robin Aldridge (512) 463-3940 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rita Bunton (512) 936-3712 email@example.com
Michael Needham (512) 936-3751 firstname.lastname@example.org
Yolanda Walker (512) 463-0947 email@example.com
Chanda Williams (512) 475-2012 firstname.lastname@example.org
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