The passage of Texas House Bill 3 during the 2019 Legislative Session has changed the dynamics of public school finance in our state. In addition to its budgeted funding of $3.25 billion additional dollars annually, HB3 also provides the ability for Texas school systems to collectively access significant amounts of additional annual, equitable funding with the amount dependent on each school district’s willingness and capacity to take advantage of one or more of three optional funding streams:
The Teacher Incentive Allotment provides systems the ability to access additional funding for identifying and rewarding their most effective educators to help keep them in the classroom while further incentivizing them to teach at rural and/or low-income campuses.
The Additional Days School Year opportunity provides elementary schools with additional funding to provide up to 30 additional days of school to enhance teacher pay and prevent summer slide for students who tend to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year.
The College, Career, and Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus grants school systems additional equitable funding for every student who both graduates from high school ready for college, career, or the military and completes a successful postsecondary transition.
The Texas Impact Network is a joint venture of Educate Texas and the Commit Partnership composed of Learning Communities collectively building capacity in school districts across the state of Texas through strong regional partnerships. The goal of each Learning Community is to drive student achievement through the successful implementation of research-proven initiatives in the three key funded impact areas listed above.
Would you like to learn about how your school district can access one or more of these new funding streams? Would you like the opportunity to share insights and work to solve common obstacles with peer districts in a professional learning community? Would you like to receive customized technical assistance provided by content experts in your region? If so, we invite you to learn more about the Texas Impact Network.
All support from the Texas Impact Network will be funded principally through philanthropic contributions and will be provided at no cost to participating school systems.
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