House passes legislation to reform school finance law

The Texas House of Representatives on April 19 approved school finance legislation that would reduce the amount of local tax dollars that property-rich school districts are required to share with other school districts under the so-called “Robin Hood” process.

House Bill 21 by House Public Education Committee Chair Dan Huberty, R-Houston, passed on a vote of 134- 16. It would increase perstudent state funding for most school districts and charter schools and would adjust formulas used to calculate how much funding the state sends to school districts.


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