texas public education

Testimony on Senate & House Budget Bills

In testimony, the Coalition asked members of the Senate Finance Committee & House Appropriations Subcommittee on Article III to provide aid to schools to address the learning loss caused by disruptions, and allow for local control in the use of those dollars.

COVID-19’s Impact on Education

The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on public education in Texas, and it will take years to overcome that impact.

Statement on Initial Budget Proposals

The Texas budget-writing process will play out over many months, and we encourage supporters of public education to continue to advocate for meaningful state investments in our students. These base budget proposals provide a very encouraging start.

Joint Letter to Governor Abbott

Educators and other school staff members have put their lives on the line to keep schools open. The least we can do is protect their jobs and provide the resources they need to serve our students in a crisis.

Fund Balances Help School Districts Manage Resources

In simple terms, fund balance is the difference between assets and liabilities in a governmental fund as of the close of the fiscal year. School districts use their fund balances to responsibly manage cash flow — especially in districts that pay recapture and cannot lean on regular state funding.