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When do I use the Preview Next Year Census Tiers report?

Report Location: Finance > Finance Custom Reports > Summary of Finance (SOF) Reports > Student Funding Detail Reports > Preview Next Year Census Tiers

April – August/September : Recommended timeframe for this “what if” report is AFTER TEA has released the Next Year Census Tier Mapping TEA Census Block – State Funding menu AND prior to loading Fall PEIMS file for next school year.

This report provides a “what if” preview of next year HB3 Student Census Tier reporting for State Compensatory Education (SCE) funding based upon your current year Fall PEIMS reporting of SCE eligible students AFTER TEA has released the Next Year Census Block Group Mapping TEA Census Block – State Funding menu

TEA is required to evaluate and update the Census Block Tier Mapping annually for the following year and generally posts the updates in mid-late Spring.

Ex: The next year Census Tier Mapping (23-24) will be released in March, 2024. At that time the Preview Census Block report should reflect your 22-23 SCE Students as if they were reported for 23-24 .

***WARNING*** If you run the report BEFORE the NEXT Year TEA Census Tier Mapping is released you will see all students with Census Block Group numbers reflected in the Tier 1 column by default. Report is invalid until TEA file is released.


This “what if” preview allows LEA’s to anticipate impact of any census tier realignment on the next year Summary of Finance projections assuming no major changes to Census Block Group numbers and no major shifts in student enrollment and/or qualifications for SCE Funding.

HOWEVER this is NOT the actual Next Year Census Tier results. The actual Next Year Census Tier reporting for SOF is reflected on the HB3 Compensatory Education report once Fall PEIMS reporting begins each school year.

August each new school year: OnDataSuite provides the HB3 Compensatory Education – Eco Dis/Census Tiers report for funding projections and to use with the current year Summary of Finance template based upon your current year Fall PEIMS reporting.

Ex: Once the current school year Fall PEIMS file is loaded in ODS, utilize the HB3 Compensatory Education – Eco Dis/Census Tiers report located under Finance or Student.

FinanceFinance Custom Reports – Summary of Finance (SOF) Reports – Student Funding Detail ReportsHB3 Compensatory Education – Eco Dis/Census Tiers

StudentStudent Custom Reports – HB3 FundingHB3 Compensatory Education – Eco Dis/Census Tiers

Updated on 11/18/2022

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