Chapter 41 Wealth Equalization

Chapter 41 of the Texas Education Code (TEC) makes provisions for certain school districts to share their local tax revenue with other school districts. For the purposes of the school finance system in Texas, districts are designated as either Chapter 41 or Chapter 42 districts. The relative wealth of the school district is measured in terms of the taxable value of property that lies within the school district borders divided by the number of students in weighted average daily attendance (WADA). Chapter 41’s provisions are sometimes referred to as the “share the wealth” or “Robin Hood” plan because districts subject to Chapter 41 of the TEC are required to share their wealth with other school districts. The funds that are distributed by Chapter 41 districts are “recaptured” by the school finance system to assist with the financing of public education for all school districts. 

Law and Rules

Chapter 41 Reports and Additional Information

Wiring Instructions

  • Comptroller's Instructions for Wiring Funds (Word, 32 KB

Chapter 41 Option 3 Payment Schedule Report

Disaster Aid Assistance 


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Chapter 41 Questions and Answers                                           (Word, 24KB)  (PDF, 52 KB)

    Chapter 41 Correspondence

    • 2017–2018 Official Chapter 41 Notification Letter                      (Word, 82 KB)  (PDF, 99 KB)
    • 2017–2018 Preliminary Chapter 41 Notification Letter               (Word, 80 KB)  (PDF, 97 KB)
    • 2016–2017 Near Final  Chapter 41 Recapture Letter                (Word, 76 KB)  (PDF, 68 KB)
    • 2016–2017 Official Chapter 41 Notification Letter                      (Word, 81 KB)  (PDF, 90 KB)
    • 2016–2017 Preliminary Chapter 41 Notification Letter               (Word, 81 KB)  (PDF, 92 KB
    • 2015–2016 Final Cost of Recapture Report Letter                     (Word, 85 KB)  (PDF, 120 KB
    • 2015–2016 Near Final Chapter 41 Recapture Letter                 (Word, 80 KB(PDF, 68 KB
    • 2015–2016 Official Chapter 41 Notification Letter                      (Word, 80 KB)  (PDF, 72 KB)
    • 2015–2016 Preliminary Chapter 41 Notification Letter               (Word, 76 KB)  (PDF, 72 KB

    Chapter 41 Manuals


    Chapter 41 Agreements

    • Purchase of Attendance Credits                                                                         (PDF, 528 KB
    • Purchase of Attendance Credits (Netting Chapter 42 Funding)                         (PDF, 559 KB
    • Education of Nonresident Students, with CAD Cost Language  (Word, 15 KB)  (PDF, 593 KB)
    • Education of Nonresident Students, no CAD Cost Language    (Word, 15 KB)  (PDF, 812 KB


    Chapter 41 Wealth Equalization Data

    Chapter 41 Status

      Potential Partner Districts

      • Potential Partner District Data 2016–2017                                 (Excel, 87 KB)    (PDF, 204 KB
      • Potential Partner District Data 2015–2016                                 (Excel, 176 KB)  (PDF, 270 KB

        Recapture Paid



        For more information, contact:

        Division of State Funding

        Kim Wall
        (512) 463-4809