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Estimated Impact of Proposed Change in ASATR Calculation

The TEA has proposed a rule governing the calculation of Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR) (19 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules on School Finance, §61.1011 Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction). Beginning in the 2013–2014 school year, the proposed rule would adjust the adjusted minimum revenue for each Chapter 41 district by the difference between the district's current year transportation allotment and its 2009–2010 transportation allotment (for Chapter 42 districts, this adjustment appears on line 8 of the ASATR detail report). This table (PDF, 142 KB) shows the estimated impact that the change in the calculation of adjusted minimum revenue would have on Chapter 41 districts.­

Texas Education Agency Response to Standard and Poor's Ratings Services Article 

Read the agency's response (PDF, 160 KB) to the Standard and Poor's Ratings Services article Texas School Districts' Potential State Funding Paybacks Could Hurt Credit Ratings. Also available is a brief description of the settle-up process (PDF, 32 KB). 

Important Announcement Regarding FSP Payments for Fiscal Year 2012

School districts and charter schools that are scheduled to receive payments in August WILL receive their August 2012 payment on or before August 25, 2012. This payment will NOT be delayed until September. See the letter from the Legislative Budget Board for more details.

2011 Actual and 2012 Budgeted PEIMS Financial Data Now Available 

Recently released Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) data are now available on the agency website.

Downloadable 2011 actual and 2012 budgeted data are available through the PEIMS Financial Data Downloads page. The data are available in three formats: single file (.csv), multiple file (.txt), or Microsoft Access database (.mdb).

Financial reports of 2011 actual and 2012 budgeted data for a particular district or campus are available through the PEIMS Financial Standard Reports page.

Please note that both of these pages are also accessible through links on the main School Finance Reports and Data page. See the first two links under the heading "Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) Financial and Standard Reports."

School Finance Tax Information

Find information on property tax policy, including the regular program adjustment factor, on the School Finance Property Tax Policy Information page.

School Finance Presentations

Find presentations on school finance, including presentations given at recent conferences, on the School Finance Presentations page.

State Funding Correspondence

Find state funding–related correspondence from the agency on the State Funding Correspondence page.

State Funding Updates

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