Posted on · The West Houston school district, which has paid more than $200 million during the last three years as part of a statewide wealth redistribution program for Texas public schools, is taking a stand against it. But the state will ultimately be able to receive the required payment for the 2023-24 school year, according to a local education expert.
Posted on · The Senate is proposing $5,000 raises for each teacher and librarian. The House is calling for raising minimum salaries and increasing benefits.
Posted on · Our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news.
Posted on · Texas Education Commissioner, Mike Morath, said fixing damage to school buildings alone might cost the state roughly $500 million
Posted on · If the plaintiffs win, HISD’s recapture bill to the state could rise by $60 million.
Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership's president said that they are committed to being a part of that continued discussion on school finance.
Posted on · HISD analyzed the numbers and found that a "yes" vote costs less money in the long run.
Posted on · Students underscore the importance voting and say they want to be part of it.
Posted on · The board also directed HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza to give balanced information about the cost of a no and yes vote.
Posted on · Under the state's school finance system, HISD is now considered property wealthy and has to pay into the state's "Robin Hood" or recapture system.
Posted on · In November, HISD voters rejected the traditional way to send a check to the state. Now HISD must pay with actual commercial property – almost $18 billion worth.
Posted on · "Our district and the business community have a lot at stake, and it’s no joke." -Ashlea Graves, who directs governmental relations with HISD.
Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. On this edition, we discuss the […]
Posted on · Even with a no vote, former lawmaker Scott Hochberg said that the state will still take the money, just another way.
Posted on · Texas state lawmaker Jimmy Don Aycock recently bemoaned how "property value increases have triggered the ‘Robin Hood' feature" of a school funding system which, in essence, requires HISD to send money to other districts. Aycock notes the same thing has happened to Austin, Spring Branch and other districts — and the Dallas school district may […]