The primary source of funding for charter schools comes from the Foundation School Program (FSP) and is based on the number and types of students attending school (what the agency calls average daily attendance [ADA]). 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)
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March 06, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education has advised the Texas Education Agency
that the state’s waiver request to address the issue of multiple assessments
for students taking Algebra I at the middle school level will not be granted.
February 28, 2014
The Texas Education Agency today released accreditation statuses for
school districts and charters across the state. Accreditation statuses are
based on state academic accountability ratings, the Financial Integrity Rating
System of Texas (known commonly as School FIRST), data reporting, special
program effectiveness, and compliance with statutory and regulatory
February 27, 2014
Commissioner of Education Michael
Williams announced today that Project Share, the Texas Education Agency’s
online learning community, has surpassed three million subscribers.
February 25, 2014
The February issue of the Texas Education Today newsletter offers information about new graduation requirements, missed instructional day waivers, and celebrates outstanding teachers and schools.