State law requires every Texas school district to adopt an attendance accounting system that includes procedures to ensure the accurate recording and reporting of student attendance data. The Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) contains the official attendance accounting requirements that all public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools in Texas must meet. The agency collects student attendance data primarily to ensure that Foundation School Program (FSP) funds can be correctly allocated to Texas’s public schools.
Good Morning, The 2014-2015 Student Attendance Accounting Webinar that was
scheduled for today, September 24, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, has been
cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. Thank you.
- describes the FSP eligibility requirements for all students,
- prescribes the minimum standards for all attendance accounting systems,
- lists the documentation requirements for attendance audit purposes, and
- details the responsibilities of all district personnel involved in student attendance accounting.
|Student Attendance Accounting Handbook
||SAAH Change Document
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||2014–2015 Change Document
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||2013–2014 Change Document
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|| 2012–2013 Change Document
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|2011–2012 Handbook Version 2
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||2011–2012 Change Document Version 2
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||2011–2012 Change Document
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|2010–2011 Handbook Version 2
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||2010–2011 Change Document Version 2
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||2009–2010 Change Document Version 2
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SAAH Presentations, Trainings, and Webinars
The Financial Accountability Division is holding a 2014–2015 SAAH Webinar Training on September 24, 2014. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Reserve your Webinar
seat now at:
Student Attendance Accounting Handbook Training
September 24, 2014
10:00 AM –
12:00 PM CDT
The Financial Accountability Division held a 2013–2014 SAAH Webinar Training on September 10, 2013. Following are links to a recording of the webinar and webinar slides:
SAAH Texas Administrative Code Rules
Commissioner of Education Rule:
19 Texas Administrative Code §129.1025, Adoption by Reference: Student Attendance Accounting Handbook
State Board of Education Rules:
19 Texas Administrative Code §129.1, Free Attendance in General
19 Texas Administrative Code §129.21, Requirements for Student Attendance Accounting for State Funding Purposes
Following are additional resources related to the SAAH:
For more information, contact:
Financial Accountability Division
October 20, 2014
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University are working closely to ensure that students and staff enjoy the benefits of a safe and orderly learning environment and are reminding all Texans of the need to work together to keep our schools safe and secure.
October 17, 2014
Committees of the State Board of Education will meet on Monday, Oct. 20.
The Ad Hoc Committee on the Long-Range for Public Education will meet
at 8 a.m. and the Committee of the Full Board will convene at 10 a.m.
Both meetings are in room 1-104 of the Travis Building at 1701 N.
Congress Ave. in Austin. The agenda is online and the meeting will be webcast.
October 17, 2014
The State Board of Education today named 10 Texas businesses as the 2014 Employers for Education Excellence (EEE). From the U.S. Army to a grocery store, these employers and their staffs are recognized for their ongoing support and commitment to Texas public schools.
October 16, 2014
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC)
today renewed their annual partnership for the 2014 Texas Safe Schools Week,
Oct. 19 - 25. TEA and TxSSC share a mutual goal of assuring all public schools
are places where students, parents, teachers and administrators feel secure
during the course of every school day.