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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December 03, 2013
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today he has selected Margie Johnson – an attorney with more than 15 years of prosecutorial experience – to lead the new Texas Education AgencyOffice of Complaints, Investigations and School Accountability.
December 03, 2013
The newly published 2014 Texas School Law Bulletin is available for purchase. The Bulletin is current through the 83rd Legislative Regular and Special Sessions. The cost is $65 per copy. The cost per copy for non-profit institutions is $60. The Texas Education Agency accepts purchase orders from Texas educational institutions and government agencies only. Checks or purchase orders should be made out to the Texas Education Agency, William B. Travis Building, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494. Customers may also purchase a copy of the Bulletin by contacting contact Ruth Ann Palm at (512) 463-9744 or by email at email@example.com.
November 22, 2013
Three Generation 18 charter school applicants today successfully completed the final step of the state's application process allowing them to begin operation in Texas for the 2014-2015 school year.
November 07, 2013
The Texas Education Agency today released the final 2013 state accountability system ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses. The final ratings are issued following an appeals process provided to districts and charters who contested district or campus ratings originally announced in August.