Per Capita Rates
Under the Texas Constitution, Texas school districts and charter schools receive payments from the Available School Fund (ASF) for all enrolled eligible students. The ASF is primarily made up of revenue generated by both the state's fuel tax and the Permanent School Fund.
Districts and charter schools receive these "per capita" payments based on prior-year average daily attendance (ADA). The payment rate per ADA (the distribution rate) is adopted each year by the State Board of Education.
The ASF serves as a method of finance for the Foundation School Program (FSP). Thus, this source of revenue helps with the state's FSP payments to school districts and charter schools. This is not additional revenue.
All districts, regardless of property wealth, are eligible to receive ASF funds.
- Texas Education Code: §48.004, Administration of the Program
- Texas Education Code: §48.251(c), Financing; General Rule
- Texas Education Code: §43.001(b), Composition of Permanent School Fund and Available School Fund
For additional information, contact:
Division of State Funding