School Finance Bill Would Benefit SBISD

A bill filed Monday by State Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble), chair of the House Public Education Committee, makes some adjustments to recapture and increases the basic per-student allotment by about $200, moves that would benefit SBISD. Initial projections indicate some $6 million in additional state aid would come to SBISD under House Bill 21, as it stands now. Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri is cautiously optimistic but told Trustees Monday evening that there's nearly three months left in the legislative session and that much can happen between now and the session's end on May 29. The Senate has a working group looking at school finance but no bill has been filed in that chamber, where much attention is centered around vouchers and the so-called bathroom bill.

Read more about HB21:

House leader announces $1.6B school funding plan (Texas Tribune)

House committee to tackle Huberty's school finance fix (Houston Chronicle)

Text of HB21 (Texas Legislature Online)


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