Texas Education Agency Released Clarification and Guidance Related to the G/T Allotment
This guidance indicates that the G/T allotment funds are in addition to basic allotment funds and that districts “should continue to use the basic allotment to fund G/T program services in addition to funds received under the new G/T allotment.” The update is below and can also be found here.
LEAs should continue to use the basic allotment to fund G/T program services in addition to funds received under the new G/T allotment. LEAs will be required to spend 100 percent of G/T allotment funds on their G/T programs. Funds provided by the new G/T allotment under Texas Education Code (TEC), §48.109, must be used “in providing programs for gifted and talented students under [TEC] Subchapter D, Chapter 29.” If an LEA uses part of these funds for Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs, for example, the programs for which funds are used must serve gifted and talented students, and the programs must be in compliance with requirements in TEC, Subchapter D, Chapter 29, the State Plan.
LEAs must report all expenditures of program funds using Program Intent Code 21, and the expenditures must be allowable as determined by the newly enacted legislation. The LEA can use the current version of the FASRG for reference regarding allowable expenditures.
If you have questions regarding this correspondence, please contact Gifted/Talented Education at (512) 475-0626 or GTED@tea.texas.gov.
(Texas Education Agency, 2021)