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Payment Notice

October 13, 2005


Subject: Rider 36 Disciplinary Alternative Education Funding for 2005-2006

Through Rider 36, the 79th Texas Legislature appropriated $4.75 million for the implementation of disciplinary alternative education programs under Chapter 37 of the Education Code during school years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. For school year 2005-2006, Rider 36 funds will be distributed to school districts on the basis of a formula which provides the greater of either $500 or $2.1539 per student enrolled in grades 6-12 during the prior school year. The enrollment figures used are the PEIMS snapshot data from the Fall 2004-2005 submission. A list of the amount to be paid to each district is posted on the School Finance website at

The amount due to each district will be processed as a single lump sum payment that should be deposited in the districtís account near the end of October. These funds are to be used by school districts for the operation and support of disciplinary alternative education programs required under Chapter 37 of the Education Code. These funds may be recorded in the General Fund 199 using Revenue Code 5829, State Program Revenue Distributed by the Texas Education Agency.

If you have any questions concerning this payment, please contact Janét Spurgin in the Department of School Finance and Fiscal Analysis at (512) 463-8994.


Ernie Zamora, Ph.D.
Associate Commissioner
Support Services and School Finance



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