Senate Committee on Education

Committee Handouts

October 14, 2008
Joint Hearing with the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Property Appraisal and Revenue Caps

Interim Charge: Review current property tax rates at school districts. Explore what mechanisms may exist to prevent any future constitutional funding challenges. Review any funding issues that are particular to certain types of school districts, such as fast growth districts.

Invited Testimony

    • Lisa Dawn-Fisher, Deputy Associate Commissioner School Finance, Texas Education Agency
    • Lynn Moak, Partner, Moak, Casey and Associates
    • David Thompson, Bracewell & Giuliani

Interim Charge: Review the practice of school districts approving budgets contingent on the passage of a rate-rollback election.

Invited Testimony

    • Lisa Dawn-Fisher, Deputy Associate Commissioner School Finance, Texas Education Agency
    • Dr. H. John Fuller, Superintendent of Schools, Wylie ISD, Texas Association of School Administrators
    • Sarah Winkler, President, Alief ISD Board of Trustees, Texas Association of School Boards, President Elect

Public Testimony


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