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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 2TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 61SCHOOL DISTRICTS
SUBCHAPTER AACOMMISSIONER'S RULES ON SCHOOL FINANCE
RULE §61.1009Fast Growth Allotment

(a) Definitions. The following definitions apply to the fast growth allotment in accordance with the Texas Education Code (TEC), §48.111.

  (1) Fast growth district--A school district in which the percentage growth in student enrollment in the district over the preceding three school years is in the top quartile of student enrollment growth in school districts in the state for that period.

  (2) Enrollment--The number of students reported by the school district in the fall submission to the Texas Student Data System Public Education Information Management System (TSDS PEIMS).

  (3) Enrollment growth--The percentage difference between the number of students enrolled in the most recent preceding school year and the number of students enrolled in the school year two years prior to the preceding school year.

  (4) Basic allotment--The amount determined for the district under TEC, §48.051.

  (5) Applicable school year--The school year in which the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will deliver the fast growth allotment to the district.

(b) Eligibility. School districts are eligible for this allotment. TEC, §12.106(a), excludes charter holders from eligibility for the fast growth allotment.

(c) Determination of allotment. The commissioner of education will determine a district's eligibility and calculate the allotment to which a district is entitled in the following manner.

  (1) Prior to the start of the applicable school year, each school district's enrollment for the preceding school year, and for the school year three years prior to the applicable school year, will be obtained from TSDS PEIMS.

  (2) The student enrollment growth percentage for each district will be calculated by dividing the preceding year enrollment by the enrollment from three years prior to the applicable school year.

  (3) Enrollment growth percentage will be sorted from lowest-growth percentage to highest-growth percentage.

  (4) The cumulative enrollment for the preceding year will be summed in the order prescribed by paragraph (3) of this subsection. Cumulative enrollment is the sum of all preceding year enrollment values up to and including the current point in the sorted data.

  (5) The percentile for each district will be calculated by dividing the cumulative preceding year enrollment by the statewide total preceding year enrollment.

  (6) The school districts that have a percentile that is greater than or includes 75.00% are determined to be in the top quartile of student enrollment growth.

  (7) For those districts determined to be in the top quartile of student enrollment growth, the basic allotment for each student in average daily attendance will be multiplied by 0.04 to determine the allotment to which the district is entitled.

  (8) A determination of the commissioner made under this section is final and not subject to appeal.


Source Note: The provisions of this §61.1009 adopted to be effective January 9, 2020, 45 TexReg 337

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