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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 2TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 61SCHOOL DISTRICTS
SUBCHAPTER AACOMMISSIONER'S RULES ON SCHOOL FINANCE
RULE §61.1010Additional State Aid for School Districts that Contract to Partner to Operate a District Campus

(a) General provisions. This section implements the Texas Education Code (TEC), §48.252 (School District Entitlement for Certain Students), which provides for additional funding for school districts that have entered into a contract to partner to operate a district campus under the TEC, §11.174, and for districts that entered into a contract with a partner to jointly operate a campus or campus program under TEC, §11.157(b).

(b) Definitions. The following words and terms, when used in this section, shall have the following meanings.

  (1) Contracted campus--A campus for which the board of trustees of a school district has contracted to partner to operate a campus under the TEC, §11.174 or §11.157(b).

  (2) Contracted campus program--A program on a campus operated by a charter school under TEC, Chapter 12, Subchapter D, for which the board of trustees of a school district has contracted to jointly operate the program under TEC, §11.157(b).

(c) Entitlement.

  (1) In the fall of each school year, as part of the settle-up process for the preceding school year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will use the attendance reported through the Texas Student Data System Public Education Information Management System (TSDS PEIMS) summer data submission, as well as campus-level data regarding the number of students eligible for compensatory education funding under TEC, §48.104, from the TSDS PEIMS fall submission, to calculate the following for a contracted campus or contracted campus program:

    (A) the entitlement for each student in average daily attendance at the contracted campus or contracted campus program, as if the campus or contracted campus program were a charter school under the TEC, §12.106, using the state average basic allotment as defined under the TEC, §12.106(a-1), and state average tax effort for enrichment funding as defined by the TEC, §12.106(a-2);

    (B) the entitlement for each student in average daily attendance at the contracted campus or contracted campus program under the TEC, Chapter 48, Subchapters B, C, and E, as adjusted by subsection (d) of this section, using the district's basic allotment and enrichment tax effort without a local share component for those entitlements; and

    (C) any positive difference that results from subtracting the amount calculated under subparagraph (B) of this paragraph from the amount calculated under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, which shall be added to the district's Foundation School Fund Allotment.

  (2) Campus program attendance must be reported on a separate track to receive funding.

(d) Estimates. School districts will be provided with estimated funding during a school year for eligible contracted campuses or contracted campus programs based on the prior year's attendance data using the same methodology used in subsection (c)(1) of this section to calculate the entitlement. The final entitlement will be based on data from the current school year as provided for in subsection (c)(1) of this section. Any difference from the estimated entitlement will be addressed as part of the Foundation School Program settle-up process according to the provisions of TEC, §48.272.

(e) Exclusions. For purposes of the calculation in subsection (c) of this section, the following allotments shall be excluded from the entitlement:

  (1) the Advanced Career and Technology Education Allotment under the TEC, §48.106(a)(2), for students enrolled in P-TECH or New Tech Network campuses;

  (2) the College, Career, or Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus under TEC, §48.110;

  (3) the Teacher Incentive Allotment under TEC, §48.112;

  (4) the Mentor Program Allotment under TEC, §48.114; and

  (5) the School Safety Allotment under TEC, §42.168.

(f) Funding for instructional facilities for charter schools. Effective September 1, 2018, for purposes of the calculation in subsection (c)(1)(A) of this section, any funding to which the contracted campus or contracted campus program would be entitled under the TEC, §12.106(d), will be included in the calculation.

(g) Recovery of funds. If a contract is found to be out of compliance with the TEC, §11.157 or §11.174, or §97.1075 of this title (relating to Contracting to Partner to Operate a Campus under Texas Education Code, §11.174), the TEA will eliminate any funding provided for that campus or contracted campus program under the TEC, §48.252, and recover any funds overallocated under the provisions of the TEC, §48.272.


Source Note: The provisions of this §61.1010 adopted to be effective June 19, 2018, 43 TexReg 3882; amended to be effective March 30, 2021, 46 TexReg 2007

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