Tex. Educ. Code Section 48.273
Foundation School Fund Transfers


(a)

In this section:

(1)

“Category 1 school district” means a school district having a wealth per student of less than one-half of the statewide average wealth per student.

(2)

“Category 2 school district” means a school district having a wealth per student of at least one-half of the statewide average wealth per student but not more than the statewide average wealth per student.

(3)

“Category 3 school district” means a school district having a wealth per student of more than the statewide average wealth per student.

(4)

“Wealth per student” means the taxable property values reported by the comptroller to the commissioner under Section 48.256 divided by the number of students in average daily attendance.

(b)

Payments from the foundation school fund to each category 1 school district shall be made as follows:

(1)

15 percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in an installment to be made on or before the 25th day of September of a fiscal year;

(2)

80 percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in eight equal installments to be made on or before the 25th day of October, November, December, January, March, May, June, and July; and

(3)

five percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in an installment to be made on or before the 25th day of February.

(c)

Payments from the foundation school fund to each category 2 school district shall be made as follows:

(1)

22 percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in an installment to be made on or before the 25th day of September of a fiscal year;

(2)

18 percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in an installment to be made on or before the 25th day of October;

(3)

9.5 percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in an installment to be made on or before the 25th day of November;

(4)

7.5 percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in an installment to be made on or before the 25th day of April;

(5)

five percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in an installment to be made on or before the 25th day of May;

(6)

10 percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in an installment to be made on or before the 25th day of June;

(7)

13 percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in an installment to be made on or before the 25th day of July; and

(8)

15 percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in an installment to be made on or before the 25th day of August.

(d)

Payments from the foundation school fund to each category 3 school district shall be made as follows:

(1)

45 percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in an installment to be made on or before the 25th day of September of a fiscal year;

(2)

35 percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in an installment to be made on or before the 25th day of October; and

(3)

20 percent of the yearly entitlement of the district shall be paid in an installment to be made on or before the 25th day of August.

(e)

The amount of any installment required by this section may be modified to provide a school district with the proper amount to which the district may be entitled by law and to correct errors in the allocation or distribution of funds. If an installment under this section is required to be equal to other installments, the amount of other installments may be adjusted to provide for that equality. A payment under this section is not invalid because it is not equal to other installments.

(f)

Previously unpaid additional funds from prior fiscal years owed to a district shall be paid to the district together with the September payment of the current fiscal year entitlement.

(g)

The commissioner shall make all annual Foundation School Program payments under this section for purposes described by Sections 45.252 (Intercept Credit Enhancement Program)(a)(1) and (2) before the deadline established under Section 45.263 (Rules)(b) for payment of debt service on bonds. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the commissioner may make Foundation School Program payments under this section after the deadline established under Section 45.263 (Rules)(b) only if the commissioner has not received notice under Section 45.258 (Notice of Failure or Inability to Pay) concerning a district’s failure or inability to pay matured principal or interest on bonds.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 426, Sec. 31, eff. June 9, 1995; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 6.03, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 201, Sec. 35, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1310, Sec. 4, eff. June 20, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2006, 79th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 5 (H.B. 1), Sec. 1.06, eff. August 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1328 (H.B. 3646), Sec. 61, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 4 (S.B. 1), Sec. 1.01, eff. September 28, 2011.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1410 (S.B. 758), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013.
Transferred, redesignated and amended from Education Code, Section 42.259 by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 943 (H.B. 3), Sec. 1.042, eff. September 1, 2019.

Source: Section 48.273 — Foundation School Fund Transfers, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.­48.­htm#48.­273 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

48.001
State Policy
48.002
Purposes of Foundation School Program
48.003
Student Eligibility
48.004
Administration of the Program
48.005
Average Daily Attendance
48.006
Average Daily Attendance for Districts in Disaster Area
48.007
Off-campus Programs Approved for Purposes of Average Daily Attendance
48.009
Required Peims Reporting
48.010
Determination of Funding Levels
48.0051
Incentive for Additional Instructional Days
48.051
Basic Allotment
48.052
Sparsity Adjustment
48.053
Allotment for Certain Special-purpose School Districts
48.101
Small and Mid-sized District Allotment
48.102
Special Education
48.103
Allotment for Student with Dyslexia or Related Disorder
48.104
Compensatory Education Allotment
48.105
Bilingual Education Allotment
48.106
Career and Technology Education Allotment
48.107
Public Education Grant Allotment
48.108
Early Education Allotment
48.109
Gifted and Talented Student Allotment
48.110
College, Career, or Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus
48.111
Fast Growth Allotment
48.112
Teacher Incentive Allotment
48.114
Mentor Program Allotment
48.115
School Safety Allotment
48.151
Transportation Allotment
48.152
New Instructional Facility Allotment
48.153
Dropout Recovery School and Residential Placement Facility Allotment
48.154
Tuition Allotment for Districts Not Offering All Grade Levels
48.155
College Preparation Assessment Reimbursement
48.156
Certification Examination Reimbursement
48.201
Purpose
48.202
Tier Two Allotment
48.203
Limitation on Enrichment Tax Rate
48.204
Computation of Aid for District on Military Reservation or at State School
48.251
Financing
48.252
School District Entitlement for Certain Students
48.253
Additional State Aid for Tax Increment Financing Payments
48.254
Additional State Aid for Ad Valorem Tax Credits Under Texas Economic Development Act
48.255
State Compression Percentage
48.257
Local Revenue Level in Excess of Entitlement
48.258
Adjustment for Rapid Decline in Taxable Value of Property
48.259
Adjustment for Optional Homestead Exemption
48.260
Adjustment for Property Value Affected by State of Disaster
48.261
Reimbursement for Disaster Remediation Costs
48.262
Adjustments for Certain Districts Receiving Federal Impact Aid
48.265
Excess Funds for Video Surveillance of Special Education Settings
48.266
Distribution of Foundation School Fund
48.267
Adjustment by Commissioner
48.268
Adjustment for Resolution of Dispute or Error Resulting in Taxation of Same Property by Multiple School Districts
48.269
Estimates Required
48.270
Falsification of Records
48.271
Effect of Appraisal Appeal
48.272
Recovery of Overallocated Funds
48.273
Foundation School Fund Transfers
48.274
Foundation School Fund Transfers to Certain Charter Schools
48.275
Use of Certain Funds
48.277
Formula Transition Grant
48.278
Equalized Wealth Transition Grant
48.279
Maintenance of State Financial Support for Special Education
48.283
Additional State Aid for Certain Districts Impacted by Compression
48.301
Additional Assistance for Districts with Students Using Public Education Grants
48.302
Subsidy for High School Equivalency Examination for Certain Individuals
48.303
Additional State Aid for Regional Education Service Center Staff Salary Increases
48.305
Allotment for Non-enrolled Students Participating in University Interscholastic League Activities
48.307
Additional State Aid for State-approved Instructional Materials
48.308
Additional State Aid for Open Education Resource Instructional Material
48.1041
Compensatory Education Allotment Advisory Committee
48.2541
Additional State Aid for Certain Ad Valorem Tax Refunds
48.2542
Additional State Aid for Adjustment of Limitation on Tax Increases on Homestead of Elderly or Disabled
48.2543
Additional State Aid for Homestead Exemption
48.2551
Maximum Compressed Tax Rate
48.2552
Limitation on Maximum Compressed Rate
48.2556
Posting on Agency Website of Information Related to Reduction of Limitation of Tax on Homesteads of Elderly or Disabled
48.2642
Adjustments for Texas First Early High School Completion Program Graduates
48.2721
Recovery of Funds from Excessive Taxation

Accessed:
Nov. 25, 2023

§ 48.273’s source at texas​.gov