State law requires every Texas school
district to adopt an attendance accounting system that includes
procedures to ensure the accurate recording and reporting of student
attendance data. The Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH)
contains the official attendance accounting requirements that all public
school districts and open-enrollment charter schools in Texas must
meet. The agency collects student attendance data primarily to ensure
that Foundation School Program (FSP) funds can be correctly allocated to Texas’s public schools.
- describes the FSP eligibility requirements for all students,
- prescribes the minimum standards for all attendance accounting systems,
- lists the documentation requirements for attendance audit purposes, and
- details the responsibilities of all district personnel involved in student attendance accounting.
The final version of the 2016-2017 Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) and an updated change document has been added to the table below. Additionally, an update of the HB 2610 Frequently Asked Questions document has also been posted below under the "Additional Resources" heading.
|Student Attendance Accounting Handbook||Word Version||PDF Version||SAAH Change Document||Word Version||PDF Version|
|2016-2017 Handbook, Adopted||Word 711 KB||PDF 2,718 KB||2016-2017 Change Document||Word 79 KB||PDF 916 KB|
|2015–2016 Handbook, Adopted||Word 714 KB||PDF 4,270 KB||2015–2016 Change Document||N/A||PDF 448 KB|
|2014–2015 Handbook||Word 692 KB||PDF 2,394 KB||2014–2015 Change Document||N/A||PDF 1,784 KB|
|2013–2014 Handbook||Word 2,317 KB||PDF 1,725 KB||2013–2014 Change Document||Word 209 KB||PDF 778 KB|
|2012–2013 Handbook||Word 2,696 KB||PDF 1,761 KB|| 2012–2013 Change Document ||Word 1,028 KB||PDF 1,169 KB|
|2011–2012 Handbook Version 2 ||Word 2,438 KB||PDF 1,547 KB||2011–2012 Change Document Version 2 ||Word 197 KB||PDF 472 KB|
|2011–2012 Handbook ||Word 2,260 KB||PDF 1,547 KB||2011–2012 Change Document ||Word 838 KB||PDF 839 KB|
|2010–2011 Handbook Version 2 ||Word 2,297 KB||PDF 3,635 KB||2010–2011 Change Document Version 2 ||Word 81 KB||PDF 81 KB|
|2010–2011 Handbook ||Word 2,289 KB||PDF 3,594 KB||2009–2010 Change Document Version 2 ||Word 487 KB||PDF 484 KB|
SAAH Presentations, Trainings, and Webinars
The Financial Accountability Section is hosting a webinar to review the 2016-2017 Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH). Participants may register for either webinar on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, or Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The link to register can be found at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6554272754896998402.
The same material will be presented on both webinar dates. We will post a recording of the webinar on the SAAH web page for your convenience.
SAAH Texas Administrative Code Rules
Commissioner of Education Rule:
19 Texas Administrative Code §129.1025, Adoption by Reference: Student Attendance Accounting Handbook
State Board of Education Rules:
19 Texas Administrative Code §129.1, Free Attendance in General
19 Texas Administrative Code §129.21, Requirements for Student Attendance Accounting for State Funding Purposes
Following are additional resources related to the SAAH: