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Texas Senate
Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 77th Legislative Session.

Committee Information

Sen. Teel Bivins —CO-CHAIR
Sen. Steve Ogden
Sen. Florence Shapiro
Sen. Eliot Shapleigh
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte
Sen. Royce West

Rep. Paul Sadler —CO-CHAIR
Rep. Harold S. Dutton
Rep. Kent Grusendorf
Rep. Scott Hochberg
Rep. Rene Olivera
Rep. Todd Smith

Hon. Kent Caperton
Hon. Will Davis
Craig Foster
Hon. Lyndon Olson
Hon. Mark Stiles
David Thompson

Amy Schwartz

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The following reports are available for download:

Interim Charges

  • Conduct a comprehensive review of the public school finance system in Texas, including,
    • the system's structure, being sure to address issues of facilities, transportation and similar issues;
    • the method of funding for public schools in the state; and
    • factors that determine how to pay for education (e.g., personnel costs vs. student attendance, course completion, classroom vs. distance learning)
  • Consider of all equity issues affecting school districts and the school finance system
  • Examine fully the revenue resources for funding public schools, including a review of the state's tax system as it relates to public school finance.