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Public School Finance, Select - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee Members
Teel Bivins, Co-Chair
Paul Sadler, Co-Chair
Kent A. Caperton
Harold V. Dutton, Jr.
Kent Grusendorf
Scott Hochberg
Steve Ogden
René O. Oliveira
Lyndon Olson, Jr.
Florence Shapiro
Eliot Shapleigh
Todd Smith
Mark Stiles
Leticia Van de Putte
Royce West
Will Davis
Craig Foster
David Thompson
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).
• Consideration 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.

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