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