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Legislative Sessions Offer Little Relief for Public Schools

Public schools and property taxpayers saw little legislative relief following this year’s regular and special sessions of the Texas Legislature. The story was different for charter schools.

Center for Public Policy Priorities Policy Analyst Chandra Villanueva said, “At the end of the day, large urban districts and large suburban districts get pretty much zero [additional] dollars. Charter schools are the big, big winners in all of this and a handful of very rural areas.” The Legislature increased state aid for charter schools by $1.46 billion.

Read “Experts: School funding woes largely unchanged during latest lege session” by Anna Dembowski in the Community Impact newspaper.

September 29, 2017