Under the Texas Constitution, Texas
school districts and charter schools receive payments from the Available
School Fund (ASF) for all enrolled eligible students. The ASF is
primarily made up of revenue generated by both the state's fuel tax and
the Permanent School Fund.
Districts and charter schools
receive these "per capita" payments based on prior-year average daily
attendance (ADA). The payment rate per ADA (the distribution rate) is
adopted each year by the State Board of Education.
The ASF serves as a method of finance for
the Foundation School Program (FSP). Thus, this source of
revenue helps with the state's FSP payments to school districts and
charter schools. This is not additional revenue.
All districts, regardless of property wealth, are eligible to receive ASF funds.
For additional information, contact:
Division of State Funding