School finance and teacher pay commanded a lot of attention during the recent session of the Texas Legislature, but years of neglect weren’t reversed overnight. The end result, House Bill 3, is a mixed bag for educators and their students. It’s also an enormous bag. The bill runs 300 pages and touches on dozens of aspects of public education, including pre-K, dyslexia identification, teacher certification and much more. As TSTA parses this new law we will post our analysis of key provisions here.
- House Bill 3: Bill Text
- House Bill 3: Fiscal Note
- Legislative Budget Board Runs FY 20
- Legislative Budget Board Runs FY 21
- HB3: The who, what, where, when and why
- Budget planning for teacher compensation
- State Compensatory Education program receives increased allotment
- Early Education Allotment Funding
- College, Career and Military Readiness bonus
- Do Not Hire Registry
- Teacher Incentive Pay
- Reading Academies
- Extended school year
The passing of HB3 was only a first step. Before you see all the changes in your school and classroom, new rules have to be crafted to amend the administrative and education codes. Several entities have a responsibility for rule making, and schedules vary as to when these entities will be addressing various provisions of the bill. We’ll post schedules here as they become available.