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 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.

April 11, 2014

Proclamation 2016 to include ethnic studies materials

 The State Board of Education Friday broadened its call for new textbooks for Special Topics in Social Studies to include but not be limited to, Mexican American Studies, African American Studies, Native American Studies and Asian American Studies.

April 10, 2014

2013 Snapshot: School District Profiles now available on TEA website

 Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced that the 2013 Snapshot: School District Profiles is available on the Texas Education Agency website.