The Foundation School Program (FSP) is the primary source of funding for charter schools. The number of students attending as well as their program participation determine the amount of funding for each charter. Schools that choose to provide transportation to students receive additional state funds. Charter schools are not entitled to participate in the Instructional Facilities Allotment program or the Existing Debt Allotment program.

Background Information on Charter School Funding (Word, 32 KB)

Background Information on Charter School Attendance Reporting (PDF, 16 KB)

Charter School State Funding Worksheets

 

Law and Rules

Reports and Additional Information


 For additional information, contact:

Office of School Finance   Office of School Finance
Nora Rainey   Kim Wall
(512) 463-7298   or    (512) 463-4809
nora.rainey@tea.state.tx.us   kim.wall@tea.state.tx.us

October 01, 2014

TEA releases Community and Student Engagement ratings

The Texas Education Agency today released Community and Student Engagement ratings for the state’s school districts, charters and campuses. Under House Bill 5 passed in 2013, all districts and charters are required to evaluate their performance, as well as the performance of each campus, in regard to community and student engagement. Districts must assign one of four performance ratings – Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable or Unacceptable.    

September 30, 2014

Permanent School Fund becomes nation's largest educational endowment

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced today that the Permanent School Fund has reached a record high value in 2014, making it the largest educational endowment in the country.

September 30, 2014

25 Texas schools receive 2014 national Blue Ribbon honors

 Twenty-five Texas public school nominated by the Texas Education Agency have been awarded Blue Ribbon honors for 2014.

September 23, 2014

TEA identifies 11 schools for best practice case studies project

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has identified 11 campuses across the state to take part in a best practices case studies project. Each of the 11 campuses were designated by TEA as High Performing and High Progress Title I Reward School.