Sec. 45.261. REIMBURSEMENT OF FOUNDATION SCHOOL PROGRAM. (a) If the commissioner orders payment from the money appropriated to the Foundation School Program on behalf of a school district that is not required to reduce its wealth per student under Chapter 41, the commissioner shall direct the comptroller to withhold the amount paid from the first state money payable to the district. If the commissioner orders payment from the money appropriated to the Foundation School Program on behalf of a school district that is required to reduce its wealth per student under Chapter 41, the commissioner shall increase amounts due from the district under that chapter in a total amount equal to the amount of payments made on behalf of the district under this subchapter. Amounts withheld or received under this subsection shall be used for the Foundation School Program.
(b) In accordance with commissioner rules, the commissioner may authorize reimbursement of the Foundation School Program in a manner other than that provided by this section.
(c) The commissioner may order a school district to set an ad valorem tax rate capable of producing an amount of revenue sufficient to enable the district to:
(1) provide reimbursement under this section; and
(2) pay the remaining principal of and interest on the bonds as the principal and interest become due.
(d) If a school district fails to comply with the commissioner's order under Subsection (c), the commissioner may impose any sanction on the district authorized to be imposed on a district under Subchapter E, Chapter 39, including appointment of a board of managers or annexation to another district, regardless of the district's accreditation status or the duration of a particular accreditation status.
(e) Any part of a school district's tax rate attributable to producing revenue for purposes of Subsection (c)(1) is considered part of the district's:
(1) current debt rate for purposes of computing a rollback tax rate under Section 26.08, Tax Code; and
(2) interest and sinking fund tax rate.
(f) On reimbursement by a school district as required by this section, the commissioner shall pay to the district any amount withheld under this section.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1328 (H.B. 3646), Sec. 75, eff. September 1, 2009.
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