Report Details Funding Cuts for Each Texas School District
In 2011, state legislators cut basic school funding by $4 billion – $2 billion each year of the biennium. Districts are now operating under the second year of those funding cuts.
At the request of State Representative Mike Villarreal (D – San Antonio), the Legislative Budget Board calculated and compiled these cuts for each school district and charter school for the 2012-13 school year.
Some interesting findings from the report:
- The five largest school districts in the state suffered a combined loss of $351.7 million;
- Houston ISD, a district that is over 90% minority and 80% economically disadvantaged, lost $126.9 million; and
- Westbrook ISD, located between Midland and Abilene, lost nearly $400,000, equivalent to $1,660 per student.
View the full document to see how state funding cuts affected local school districts and how much districts would have received under the previous school funding formulas.
October 22, 2012