Additional school funding
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a supplemental appropriations bill that also included additional funding for education and other programs. The education funding provision included wording intended to ensure that supplemental federal monies, including approximately $820 million for Texas, are truly incremental to state and local funding and are actually and directly received by Texas school districts.
With potentially significant state budget cuts looming next biennium, this federal appropriation is desperately needed by Texas school districts to help meet rising accountability standards and preserve teacher jobs, essential programs, appropriate class sizes and critical services for students that would otherwise be curtailed or eliminated.
I am hopeful that our leaders in Congress and at the state level will work together to ensure that this additional funding directly reaches our schools, teachers and students.
President, AISD board of trustees