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 23, 2014
In a letter to the El Paso Independent School District
(EPISD), Commissioner of Education Michael Williams this week directed the district’s
appointed board of managers to order an election to be set on May 9, 2015. The
Commissioner’s directive marks the first step in the district’s transition from
the current appointed board to an
elected board of trustees.
October 23, 2014
As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas Education Agency
(TEA) today advised that everyone in education – including students, parents,
teachers, administrators, coaches and staff – plays a critical role in identifying
and reporting improper educator-student relationships.
October 22, 2014
As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the
Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University and the Texas
Education Agency (TEA) noted that mental health plays a key role in a safe and
secure learning environment.
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. 23.