Still in limbo: teacher salaries, legal rights and more


TCTA has been working tirelessly this session on two bills that would affect teacher salaries, legal protections and class sizes. Districts are asking for these changes to provide them with flexibility to cut costs during difficult economic times. TCTA and other teacher groups have suggested changes that would allow a level of flexibility, but would minimize harm to classrooms and teachers, and limit changes to times of financial uncertainty (rather than the permanent changes that have been included in some bills).

TCTA Structure: 

School finance bills emerging

8:00 a.m.

The mechanism for distributing funds to school districts has sometimes been overlooked in the concern over how much money school districts will receive in the next two years, and in how laws may be changed to accommodate reduced school spending.

A budget update

10:00 p.m.

Budget debates are on hold in the Texas Senate as leaders struggle to find the votes needed to bring HB 1, the appropriations bill, to the Senate floor.