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HB 3 Responds to Public Education Needs

A new opinion piece posted on TribTalk by Jim Rice, Fort Bend ISD school trustee and vice president of the TASB Board of Directors, lauds leaders of the Texas House for House Bill 3, dubbed “The Texas Plan for Transformational School Finance Reform.” Testimony on the bill, which would infuse $9 billion in funding above enrollment growth over the next two years, was overwhelmingly positive.

“HB 3 makes a serious stab at addressing as many school finance problems as possible in a comprehensive approach to improving how Texas public schools are funded,” Rice notes. That includes reigning in property taxes, raising teacher pay, updating funding formulas, reducing recature payments, offering full-day pre-K to the neediest students, and increasing per-pupil funding.

Read “House Bill 3 deserves a sustained round of applause” by Jim Rice, TribTalk.

March 19, 2019