Chapter 41 of the Texas Education Code requires school districts that are property wealthy to share their wealth with school districts that are property poor. This statute is sometimes referred to as the "share the wealth" or "Robin Hood" plan. The school finance system "recaptures" funds from the property-wealthy districts to distribute to the property-poor districts.
Law and Rules
Chapter 41 Reports, Wiring Instructions, and Training
Chapter 41 Option 3 Payment Schedule Report
Chapter 41 Correspondence
Chapter 41 Manuals
Prior Year Manuals
Chapter 41 Agreements
- Agreement for the Purchase of Attendance Credits (PDF, 528 KB)
- Agreement for the Purchase of Attendance Credits (Netting Chapter 42 Funding) (PDF, 559 KB)
- Agreement for the Education of Nonresident Students, with CAD Cost Language (Word, 15 KB)
- Agreement for the Education of Nonresident Students, with CAD Cost Language (PDF, 593 KB)
- Agreement for the Education of Nonresident Students, without CAD Cost Language (Word, 15 KB)
- Agreement for the Education of Nonresident Students, without CAD Cost Language (PDF, 812 KB)
Chapter 41 Wealth Equalization Data
Chapter 41 Status
Potential Partner Districts
For more information, contact:
State Funding Division
October 21, 2014
The State Board for Educator Certification will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in Austin. The board's legislative committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.
October 21, 2014
As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas Education Agency
today reminded districts and charters of the state’s fingerprinting
requirements aimed at assuring the safety of all students, teachers and staff
in public schools. In 2007, the Texas Legislature passed a law requiring
fingerprint-based criminal background reviews for certain school employees.
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
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.