


A BILL TO BE ENTITLED


AN ACT


relating to the creation of a technology applications course 

allotment under the foundation school program. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 

SECTION 1. Subchapter C, Chapter 42, Education Code, is 

amended by adding Section 42.1542 to read as follows: 

Sec. 42.1542. TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS COURSE ALLOTMENT. 

(a) For each fulltime equivalent student in average daily 

attendance in an approved technology applications course, a 

district is entitled to: 

(1) an annual allotment equal to the adjusted basic 

allotment multiplied by the weight specified in Section 

42.154(a)(1); and 

(2) the amount specified in Section 42.154(a)(2), if 

the student is enrolled in two or more advanced technology 

applications courses for a total of three or more credits. 

(b) In this section, "fulltime equivalent" means 30 hours 

of contact a week between a student and technology applications 

course personnel. 

(c) Funds allocated under this section, other than an 

indirect cost allotment established under State Board of Education 

rule, must be used in providing technology applications courses in 

grades 9 through 12. 

SECTION 2. Section 42.101(a), Education Code, as effective 

September 1, 2015, is amended to read as follows: 

(a) For each student in average daily attendance, not 

including the time students spend each day in special education 

programs in an instructional arrangement other than mainstream 

programs, [or] career and technology education programs, or 

technology applications courses, for which an additional allotment 

is made under Subchapter C, a district is entitled to an allotment 

equal to the lesser of $4,765 or the amount that results from the 

following formula: 

A = $4,765 X (DCR/MCR) 

where: 

"A" is the allotment to which a district is entitled; 

"DCR" is the district's compressed tax rate, which is the 

product of the state compression percentage, as determined under 

Section 42.2516, multiplied by the maintenance and operations tax 

rate adopted by the district for the 2005 tax year; and 

"MCR" is the state maximum compressed tax rate, which is the 

product of the state compression percentage, as determined under 

Section 42.2516, multiplied by $1.50. 

SECTION 3. This Act applies beginning with the 20152016 

school year. 

SECTION 4. This Act takes effect September 1, 2015. 