Career and Technology Education Allotment
Two funding elements determine a district's total Career and Technology Education (CTE) allotment.
School districts are eligible to receive weighted funding for eligible full-time equivalent (FTE) students in approved CTE programs. Districts receive 10 to 47 percent more funding for CTE full-time equivalent students than for regular students per methodology below.
In addition to this weighted funding, school districts are also eligible to receive $50 for each student in average daily attendance enrolled in a TEA-designated P-TECH (grades 9-12) or New Tech Network (grades 7-12) campus.
P-TECH campuses must be designated by TEA and listed on the Texas Education Standards website. Campuses report the the students enrolled on the TEA-designated P-TECH campus in TSDS PEIMS submissions 1 and 3 using the TSDS PEIMS indicator E1612. New Tech Network (NTN) campuses must be designated by TEA and listed on the Texas Education Standards website. Campuses report the students enrolled on the NTN campus in PEIMS submissions 1 and 3 using the PEIMS indicator E1647.
Methodology and Related Information
For each FTE student in average daily attendance in an approved CTE program in grades 7 through 12, a district is entitled to an annual allotment equal to the basic allotment, or, if applicable, the sum of the basic allotment and the allotment under the TEC, §48.101, to which the district is entitled, multiplied by:
- 1.1 for a FTE student in CTE courses not in an approved program of study;
- 1.28 for a FTE student in levels one and two CTE courses in an approved program of study, as identified by the agency; and
- 1.47 for a FTE student in levels three and four CTE courses in an approved program of study, as identified by the agency.
State-approved CTE courses are listed in Section 4, Code Table C022 of TSDS TEDS, available at https://tealprod.tea.state.tx.us/TWEDS/66/0/0/0/CodeTable/List/7999, and designated with an “H” in the CTE column.
Course levels are provided in the CTE Lookup – Table: TSDS Calculation Tech Tips. Select relevant school year’s Source Data.
CTE attendance accounting provisions are listed in Section 5 of the Student Attendance Accounting Handbook available on this webpage: https://tea.texas.gov/finance-and-grants/financial-compliance/student-attendance-accounting-handbook.
For additional information, contact:
Division of State Funding