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Texas Legislature Cuts Funding for Public Schools

2011 May 28
by HISD Communications

The Texas Legislature has reached an agreement to cut $4 billion in funding to public education. Even though that is less than the $10 billion reduction that was initially proposed, it will still have a significant impact on our schools, students, and staff. The cuts are being imposed as the state is moving toward a more rigorous accountability system for school districts. That means, we will have fewer resources and less funding to help us meet the new standards.

I want to thank the legislators who fought to properly fund Texas schools and I want the people of Houston to know that we are not giving up on your children. We are fortunate to have outstanding principals and teachers in HISD, and we will not allow the state budget crisis to stand in the way of our efforts to provide a high quality education for every child.

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