May 23, 2014
To the Administrator Addressed:
Subject: Updated Guidance for Rider 71 Temporary Teacher Retirement System Contribution Assistance for Fiscal Year 2015
The Texas Education Agency is issuing the following updated guidance on the expenditure object codes that may be used to record the one-time assistance to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools that was legislatively mandated by Senate Bill 1458. Rider 71 of the General Appropriations Act allocates $330,000,000 for this assistance, to be used in the
2014–2015 school year.
School districts and charter schools may use one of the following expenditure codes to record the one-time assistance:
• Object Code 6146 – Teacher Retirement/TRS Care
• Object Code 6149 – Employee Benefits – Locally Defined
If you have any questions about this letter, please contact the Financial Accountability Division at (512) 463-9238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Accountability Division