House Approves School Finance Bill

The Texas House on Wednesday, April 19, gave overwhelming approval to House Bill 21, filed by Public Education Committee Chair Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble) and which begins an overhaul of the state's school finance system. Among other things, the bill injects an additional $1.8 billion in funding for public education as it increases the basic allotment for public school districts. The bill must now go to the Senate, whose budget supplanted $1.8 billion in state funding for public education with local property taxes. Stay tuned ...

House gives preliminary approval to bill overhauling school finance system (Texas Tribune)

House approves flagship school funding bill; faces uncertain future in the Senate

(Houston Chronicle)

Text of HB21 (Texas Legislature Online)


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