June 6, 2018
To the Administrator Addressed:
RE: 2018 Tax
The 2018 Tax
Information Survey (TIS) opened for data submission June 1, 2018, and will
close at midnight on August
31, 2018. If your district does not submit the survey by the
deadline, your district’s state funding could be adversely affected.
that your district has completed and submitted the TIS using the online FSP
System by August 31, 2018. Completing the survey is important because it allows
the agency to use the most accurate tax collections data possible when we
calculate 2017–2018 near-final
Summary of Finances (SOF)
estimates in September 2018. Your district will not have another opportunity to
submit revised tax collections data for the 2017–2018 school year until the
district submits its J1 schedule as part of its annual financial and compliance
report. The J1 schedule tax collections will not be incorporated in the
until April 2019. Compressed tax rates for districts that have adopted tax
rates more than six pennies over their original compressed tax rate will be
The FSP System
requires that a designated district approver, usually the superintendent,
submit the TIS data to the TEA.
The FSP System
is an application within the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL). If you
already have a TEAL account but do not have access to the FSP System, please
apply for access by clicking the My
Application Accounts button found in the upper-left corner of
menu in TEAL. In the My
Accounts tab, click on Request New Account and select the FSP hyperlink for the Foundation School Programapplication.
Select the Add Access, insert your
employing organization (district name/county district number), and select the
applicable roles. If you already have access to the FSP System, please check
that you have the appropriate role assigned for submitting the data.
are not the superintendent or district approver: Your district’s
Service Account Manager must approve all requests for access to the FSP System
and modifications to access via the TEAL. (Note that Service Account Manager is
a role within the TEAL system. Each employing organization must have at least
one employee with a Service Account Manager status.) If you have submitted a
request for access or a request to modify access and it has not been granted,
please consult with your superintendent or district approver or check with your
district’s Service Account Manager to check the status of the request before
contacting the TEA.
For more information on the FSP System, including
information on applying for specific roles in the system, please see the TEA FSP
System web page. For help with accessing the FSP System or submitting the
2018 TIS, please contact Nancy Kuhn by phone at (512) 463-6313 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or State
Funding at (512) 463-9238 or email@example.com.
Director, State Funding