The Texas Education Agency on Monday released a second draft of its plan for overhauling the way it educates students with disabilities.
Ken Paxton said school districts cannot provide transportation to get students to polling places unless the trip serves an educational purpose.
The federal investigation found that the TEA effectively capped the statewide percentage of students who could receive special education services.
For the first time in Texas, charter schools will receive funding from the State to pay for leasing and maintaining buildings and facilities.
School districts are now allowed to create food pantries on campus to store and distribute leftover food from the cafeteria, as long as they follow state and local health codes.
The Texas House and Senate tentatively passed each other’s priority school finance bills Monday, preparing to discuss potential compromises.
The federal government does not compensate school districts or nonprofits for getting students to and from the free meal sites.
The Texas House on Friday passed a package of bills that would put $1.8 billion into public schools and help out struggling small, rural school districts.
The Senate Finance Committee Saturday approved a proposal Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick listed as a priority for Texas education.
In what seems to be an overture to the House, Gov. Greg Abbott added two new education-related issues to his special session call Thursday: school finance reform and increased benefits for retired teachers.