Budget hearings continue, and House Public Education hears its first bills.

Tuesday

The House Public Education Committee has posted a hearing of a dozen bills. Click here to see brief descriptions of the bills, which include proposals regarding mentor teachers, teacher training, and notification to parents about fitnessgram results.

Wednesday

The House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Art. III will take public testimony on the budgets for TEA and TRS. TCTA will testify to support additional funding, request specific funding for a teacher pay raise, and ask for help with active and retiree health insurance.

Thursday

The Pensions, Investments and Financial Services Committee will meet, but only to continue taking invited testimony from state agencies.