Senate Committee on Public School Finance, Interim - 62nd R.S. (1971)

Committee Members

Public members

  • Emmett J. Conrad
  • Will D. Davis
  • J.W. Edgar
  • Richard Teniente
  • Julius R. Truelson


  • The committee shall consider (1) the relationship of urban school districts to the present method of financing the Foundation School Program; (2) problems involved in financing at the local level; (3) development of special credit to reflect the degree of difficulty involved in the education in the central city, to replace the Maximum Tax Credit under the Foundation Program; (4) experimental education programs designed to improve education of minority children in urban areas; (5) problems such as racial balance, transportation, and other social issues which affect education in major cities; and (6) any other matter related to the problems of education in an urban environment.*
  • The committee shall review the overall problems of occupational education, including (1) the effectiveness of the State Advisory Council for Technical-Vocational Education in accomplishing its duties as set forth in SB 261, 61st Legislature, Regular session; (2) the funding of occupational education programs; (3) the need for the state to coordinate all programs that relate to the training of manpower; (4) the need to revise occupational education curriculum; (5) problems in teacher training and counseling; and (6) a review of state licensing and examining boards.*
  • Study all aspects of the sales tax now imposed on the citizens of Texas.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.


Established by combining three Senate interim committees appointed by Lieutenant Governor Barnes: Urban Education, Occupational Education, and Tax Revenue to Fund Rising Costs of Education.

Charge abstract is from Interim Committees: 62nd-66th Legislatures, 1971-1979, L1800.1 In8 1971-79.

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