Statement from Executive Director David Dunn on HB 21 by Chairman Huberty

Posted on March 06, 2017

CONTACT: Christine Isett, cisett@txcharterschools.org, 512-584-8272 or 703-220-7990

“The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) commends House Public Education Chairman Dan Huberty for filing HB 21, a plan to modernize and improve the state’s school finance system. The bill proposes to increase the basic allotment for all public schools. It also creates a new allotment for students with dyslexia.

We need to get into the details, but we applaud the Chairman for working to make a more transparent system. The legislation is a good starting point, and aims to correct systemic failures in a dated finance scheme. However, students at public charter schools need facilities funding and we still have a lot of work to do in that area. TCSA pledges to work with Chairman Huberty and others to formulate a bill that fairly funds all public schools, including public charter schools.”

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