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SB 6 On the Way to the Governor!

The Conference Report for SB 6 passed the House (142-1) and the Senate (30-0) on Monday, June 27th.  The final step in the process is for the Governor to sign the bill.  SB 6 stipulated that if the bill took … Continue reading

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Instructional Materials Per-Pupil Estimate

Post Update: The chart title was changed to make it clear that the estimates are for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years.   On June 7th, I wrote a blog post in which I attempted to estimate how much money a … Continue reading

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SB 6 Going to Conference Committee

Different versions of SB 6 were passed by the House and the Senate during the First Special Session of the 82nd legislature. The Senate did not concur with the amendments that were added by the House so a conference committee … Continue reading

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SB 6 Passed by the House

SB 6 was passed by the House on Friday, June 17th.  The House added several amendments on the floor.  One amendment added back the Technology Lending Program. This would allow the Commissioner to appropriate up to 5% of the IMA … Continue reading

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Numbers Matter….In the Funding of SB 6

SB 6, was passed by the Senate last Friday and voted out of the House Public Education Committee today.  The House added no amendments to SB 6.   It has not yet been scheduled to be voted on by the entire … Continue reading

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Instructional Materials Allotment Revived in Special Session

HB 6, which established a new funding mechanism for technology for Texas school districts, died in the last few minutes of the 82nd Texas Regular Legislative Session.  It became a victim of the attempt to slow down the passage of … Continue reading

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HB 6 Takes Big Step Toward Passage

The House of Representatives passed HB 6 on Wednesday, April 6th. It needs one more vote in the House, but this is usually a formality. The bill has changed some as it has gone through the process. The first changes … Continue reading

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More Questions As HB 6 is Examined

Several questions have been raised concerning HB 6.  I don’ t have all the answers but I will attempt to answer them as best I can. Question 1: In Section 31.001 it states: Except as provided by Section 31.104(d), a … Continue reading

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HB 6: Goodbye Technology Allotment, Hello Instructional Materials Allotment

House Bill 6, which makes major changes in the textbook process and restructures the funding of textbooks and technology, was filed on March 8th.Representative Rob Eissler, chairman of the House Public Education Committee, is the author of the bill. I’ve … Continue reading

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