The Facts about ASATR Click on the link about to access a one-page document with information about Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR). ASATR is the promise made by the Texas Legislature that no school would receive less funding as a result of school district tax rates being compressed by one-third. That promise now […]
Austin school district Superintendent Meria Carstarphen on Monday swatted down arguments from a state lawyer that the district had ample financial wiggle room to deal with its share of the $5.4 billion budget cuts enacted by the Legislature last year.
During testimony in the ongoing school finance trial, Carstarphen said the district has been doing its best given the changing student demographics, including more students with limited English skills, at a time of increasing state academic standards.