Pierce advocated for a simpler funding formula that would equalize the wealth, noting that "you cannot say that one child is valued more than another.
The state Legislature has been requiring districts to pay for unfunded mandates for decades, said Amy Beneski, director of governmental relations for the Texas Association of School Administrators. Legally, a district cannot start that process until there is money in the bank, Sconzo said.
Every state dollar that is spent should be justified every two years. Even if it is exempted from cuts, education funding should go under the microscope, said Wayne Pierce, executive director of the Equity Center, a Texas research group advocating for the elimination of inequities in education spending.
The myriad challenges facing public schools are well-documented: The state Supreme Court ruled the system is constitutional but urged state lawmakers to implement "transformational, top-to-bottom reforms that amount to more than Band-Aid on top of Band-Aid.
Districts must also store and record audio and video for up to six months.
Most legislative leaders predict school funding will be discussed, but, perhaps, only as a part of the continuing push to further cut property taxes. She stressed that the decision does not preclude state lawmakers from making changes to the school finance system, which the court described as deeply flawed.
We will look across the budget to determine which programs are serving their intended purpose and producing results," said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, whose committee helps write the budget.
The bill, authored by state Sen. However, the state uses a complicated funding formula that places a higher value on some children than others when allocating funds to districts.
State and local funds are determined by the Foundation School Program, which is administered by the Texas Education Agency.
It is just one of many unfunded mandates over the last few legislative sessions that are putting a strain on local school districts. Longview ISD Superintendent James Wilcox said he is not confident that education funding can be fixed in the session alone, but he said he was glad the school district could provide at least a starting point for lawmakers to learn about the system.
Several years ago, the state moved to a system in which each district received money per pupil for textbooks versus purchasing books and shipping them to districts based on what they ordered. The numbers do not include local and federal inmates; according the the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the total amount of inmates in lockups across Texas in wasSince the s, school districts have repeatedly sued the state in an attempt to increase public education funding, and have often prevailed.
But the state still spends significantly more on its schools than its prisons. Legislators, school board members and other leaders often are unwilling to force wealthy districts of influential people willing to contribute to their political campaigns to give up ground, nor are they willing to commit sufficient state funds to bring the rest of Texas to the same playing field, says Hochberg who lectures on the topic.
The latest case, brought by more than two-thirds of Texas school districts, is the seventh time such a case has reached the state Supreme Court. Harless said she has voted against bills that required unfunded mandates of districts and even carried bills to alleviate unfunded mandates, such as legislation to increase the gas mileage reimbursement for school buses and reimburse election costs when districts were required to have a uniform election date.
Hours after the court ruling, Republican and Democratic lawmakers sounded ready to take the justices up on their urging to fix it. To cut the tax burden on Texans from previous spending excesses, the Texas Legislature should build on the momentum of last session by passing a historic second consecutive conservative budget," said Talmadge Heflin, a former chairman of the budget-writing House Appropriations Committee who now is director of the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a leading conservative policy group in Austin.
Pierce said that in finding the system to be constitutional earlier this year, the Texas Supreme Court determined that school districts have substantial equal access to "similar revenues" per pupil.
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