State Funding

  • The Texas Education Agency's State Funding Division is responsible for administering the Foundation School Program (FSP) and wealth equalization provisions of the Texas Education Code. The FSP determines the amount of state and local funding due to school districts under Texas school finance law and provides the state share of this funding to districts. The State Funding Division also produces reports and other data related to school finance. The division is a part of the Department of School Finance.


    Contact Information for State Funding Staff Members

    The area code for all numbers is 512.

    Name Phone         
    Dina Black      463-9531     Charter School Funding
    Rob Caudill     475-3925     Federal & Performance Reports / District Expenditures
    Amy Copeland    463-8732     Assistant Director, State Funding
    Esther Burnham 475-1217     IFA / EDA
    Katherine Heeb 463-9334     Statistician
    Claudia Hernandez 475-9618     Executive Assistant for Associate Commissioner
    Cassie Huggins 463-9232     PSF Bond Guarantee Program / NIFA / QSCB / QZAB
    Rick Kendrick 463-6220     Office Operations / PreK Tuition Requests
    Rochelle Kingsley 463-8875     Manager, FSP Support
    Sara Kohn 463-8891     Manager, School Financial Performance
    Nancy Kuhn 463-6313     FSP Reports / TEASE / Chapter 313 / TIRZ / Tax Survey
    Soyoung Lee 463-9534     Programmer
    Leo Lopez      463-9179     Associate Commissioner of School Finance
    Al McKenzie    463-9186     Director, State Funding
    Nora Rainey 463-7298     Foundation School Program Manager
    Pablo Reyes      463-9294     TEASE Access / Staff Salary
    Danny Sanchez 463-9266     Transportation
    Kim Wall 463-4809     Chapter 41 Wealth Equalization / Charter School Funding


    Contact Information for Other Texas Education Agency Offices

    Accounting 463-9189  
    Financial Compliance 463-7059  
    Formula Funding / Grants 463-8525  
    IDEA-B Stimulus / Special Ed 463-9414  
    NCLB Title I / SFSF 463-9374  
    PEIMS 463-9229  
    Purchasing and Contracts 463-9041  
    Waivers 463-9630  

    For more information, contact:

    State Funding Division 
    1701 North Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 463-9238