The following manuals provide information on a variety of school finance topics.

General School Finance Information

Learn how Texas public schools are funded. 

Chapter 41

Find information on the requirements that districts subject to the Texas Education Code, Chapter 41, (wealth equalization) must meet.

Student Attendance Accounting 

Find information on the attendance accounting rules all Texas school districts and charter schools are required to comply with.

Transportation 

Find information on the requirements that local education agencies providing student transportation must meet to receive state funding for that transportation.

  • School Transportation Allotment Handbook (PDF, 198 KB)

For additional information, contact:

Office of School Finance 
(512) 463-9238
sfinance@tea.state.tx.us

April 23, 2014

Almost 80 percent of 5th and 8th graders pass on first attempt at STAAR

Almost 80 percent of 5thand 8th graders successfully passed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) mathematics test on their first attempt in April, according to numbers released today by the Texas Education Agency. 

April 22, 2014

Survey on new financial accountability indicators now available

A brief survey asking for input on the indicators that will form the new financial accountability system required by House Bill 5 is now available on the TEA website’s home page. The survey will be open until May 18. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Accountability Division at (512) 463-9238.

April 17, 2014

Two Texas students selected for National Youth Science Camp

The Texas Education Agency today announced that two students have been selected to represent Texas as delegates to the 2014 National Youth Science Camp. The National Youth Science Camp, one of the nation’s premier programs in secondary science education, is an annual summer forum where two delegates representing each state exchange ideas with leading scientists and other professionals from academic and corporate worlds.

April 14, 2014

Commissioner Williams to appoint Beaumont ISD Board of Managers

  Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced his decision to appoint a board of managers to oversee the management of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD). The Commissioner also announced his intent to name a new superintendent for the district.