An advocacy group will hold a forum Thursday at the Pearl Stable to educate community members on the importance of funding public schools.
Seeking Joe Straus’ seat, Republicans Steve Allison and Matt Beebe will face off in the Texas House District 121 runoff election May 22.
At the outset of the 2017-18 school year, North East ISD Superintendent Brian Gottardy said the district could not afford raises for its employees.
Six Republicans and one Democrat are vying for the seat of House District 121, the Northside district represented by outgoing House Speaker Joe Straus.
The committee’s goal is to propose a legislative agenda in the summer that summarizes potential solutions to improving the school finance system.
Tuesday marks the Legislature’s first foray of 2018 into fixing a problem that has plagued Texas schools for decades – school finance.
For the first time in Texas, charter schools will receive funding from the State to pay for leasing and maintaining buildings and facilities.
In a town hall gathering, State Rep. Diego Bernal said he did not consider the past legislative session a success but pointed to a few bright spots.
While no cuts were made to the primary source of state funding for Texas schools, it will likely go another two years without badly needed fixes.
Four younger members of San Antonio’s state legislative delegation will meet Tuesday, April 26, at the University of Texas at San Antonio for “San Antonio and The Legislature: The Issues in the Interim,” a free, public event hosted by the Texas Tribune, to discuss how statewide issues impact their communities.