First Meeting of the District Legislative Committee
At the January 19 Legislative Committee Kick-off meeting, State Representative Dan Huberty and Fast Growth School Coalition Executive Director and former Humble ISD Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo filled the audience in on the 85th Legislature’s priorities for the current session. Get the Powerpoint presentation here.
The Legislative Committee is grateful to Rep. Huberty and Dr. Sconzo for spending time with the Committee and answering all questions from the audience.
As it is every Legislative session, school funding is a topic of great interest. For 2018-19, the Legislature will have $104.9 Billion in general purpose revenues to spend. School finance is typically one of the last items addressed in any legislative session. We will be monitoring closely how much of this available revenue is allocated to addressing the School Finance Act.
Some bills of interest early in the session:
- HB 1150 Would require school districts to schedule their last day between May 15 and the last Friday before Memorial Day beginning SY 2018-19
- HB 1057, HB 1174 both make changes to the indicators of achievement under the public school accountability system
- HB 1191, SB 531 deal with individual graduation committees
- SB 508 Would add a requirement of including student input before the adoption of curriculum
- HB 1052 Would repeal the state franchise tax, which is projected to bring in $7.8 Billion in revenue in 2018-19.
Please watch this page for periodic updates on legislative issues that will impact Humble ISD students, families and community. Thank you for your support of Humble ISD!
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