Supplemental Funding for Prekindergarten

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November 24, 2014


TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

Subject: Supplemental Funding for Prekindergarten

The 83rd Texas Legislature provided an appropriation for supplemental prekindergarten funding for the 2013­–2014 and 2014–2015 school years. The rider language specifies that “the Commissioner of Education shall allocate $15,000,000 in General Revenue in each fiscal year of the 2014-15 biennium for the purpose of providing supplemental funds for prekindergarten consistent with the provisions of Texas Education Code Chapter 29, Subchapter E. The Commissioner shall allocate funds on the basis of eligible prekindergarten students in average daily attendance.”

The Texas Education Agency will process 2014–2015 payments this month for supplemental prekindergarten services based on an allotment of $148 per 2013–2014 prekindergarten student in average daily attendance. The spreadsheet at the following link provides the amount of the allotments for the 2014–2015 school year:

PreK Supplemental Funding

When recording these revenues, School districts must use fund code 199, and charter schools must use fund code 420. Please report supplemental prekindergarten revenues as object code 5826, 5827, or 5828. These object codes are locally defined for reporting revenues from other state programs. Once they are reported to us, PEIMS converts them to object code 5829. Funds must be used to provide prekindergarten services consistent with the provisions of Texas Education Code Chapter 29, Subchapter E.

Please contact State Funding at 512-463-9238 or sfinance@tea.texas.gov for questions related to the funding amounts. Please contact the Financial Accountability Division at (512) 463-9238 or financialaccountability@tea.texas.gov for questions about how to code supplemental funding amounts.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Amanda Brownson
Director of State Funding

 

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