Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Anita Pankake

Second Advisor

Dr. Martha May Tevis

Third Advisor

Dr. Miguel de los Santos


This study examines the implementation of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Instructional Facility Allotment (IFA) Program in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) through documentation chronicling Hidalgo County school districts from 1997 through 2007 that secured IFA & EDA monies to build new facilities. Participants in this study included Hidalgo County school districts, three school architects, ten Hidalgo County school district superintendents and one Texas state senator. The fifteen school district superintendents were asked to complete an Instructional Facility Allotment (IFA) and Existing Debt Allotment (EDA) survey. The three architects, ten superintendents and state senator were interviewed in order to provide school facility conditions before and after the implementation of the IFA program. Based on the superintendent interviews four emerging themes were documented. Ex post facto data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) website was reported in order to address the IFA program components. Collectively this information was compiled and analyzed to produce research findings.


Copyright 2012 Michael J. Sandroussi. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American