• October 15, 2021

Tags : texas school finance

Texas House panel considers fixes for glitches in school finance

Several months after a major school finance law rewired how billions of dollars get funneled into hundreds of school districts across the state, educators and state officials are still trying to untangle the threads. House Bill 3, an $11.6 billion measure, gave school districts more money for employee salaries and programs like full-day pre-K and […]Read More

Texas’ legislative leaders say they have a deal on school

Texas’ top three political leaders declared Thursday that the Legislature had reached agreements on its top three 2019 priorities: A two-year state budget, a comprehensive reform of school finance and legislation designed to slow the growth of rising property taxes. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott broke the news on the lawn of the Governor’s Mansion in Austin, just […]Read More

Texas Senate panel advances $5,000 teacher pay raise proposal

After a contentious three-hour public hearing Monday, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously passed a bill that would provide annual $5,000 pay raises for all full-time classroom teachers in the state. One of Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s top priorities this legislative session, Senate Bill 3 is now eligible to be taken up by the full Senate, […]Read More

Will Texas School Finance Panel tell Schools to do More

A state panel responsible for proposing improvements to Texas’ embattled public school finance system is facing criticism from an unexpected source: some of its own members, who say the panel’s hearings seem geared toward a predetermined outcome of making schools do more with their current funding. Texas school districts have repeatedly sued the state over […]Read More

House Approves $1.8 Billion Package of School Finance Bills

The Texas House on Friday passed a package of bills that would put $1.8 billion into public schools and help out struggling small, rural school districts. House members voted 130-12 to approve the lower chamber’s main piece of school finance legislation, House Bill 21, just as they did during the regular session. The House also voted […]Read More

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