PRESS RELEASE
From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
February 29, 2012
Contact: Lee Nichols, 512-463-0126

Van de Putte Named to Joint Interim Committee to Study the Public School Finance System

(Austin) — Lt. Governor David Dewhurst announced today the appointment of Senator Leticia Van de Putte (District 26) to the Joint Interim Committee to Study the Public School Finance System.

"I am honored by Lt. Gov. Dewhurst's confidence in my abilities," said Sen. Van de Putte. "With Edgewood ISD (the plaintiff in the landmark Edgewood v. Kirby lawsuit) in my district, I've had to learn a thing or two about school finance. I'll be glad to put that knowledge to good use.

"It is my sincere hope that this interim's committee will take meaningful action, rather than simply going through the appearance of acting for our public schools and waiting for the courts to tell us what to do," Van de Putte continued. "We must not just have more conversations about how we fund our schools. We need solutions. What we are doing now is not working and, for our students' sake, we cannot waste any more time."

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