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HB 1BudgetIncreases funds for public schools, provides property tax reliefSupport
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HB 89GonzalesPublic school financeEliminate High School Allottment; Study Weights, Allottments, and Adjustments; Study after each session; BA to $5,440; SPED BA to $5,840; Index BA to greater of 1% or inflation; Residential weight to .25; Bilingual weight to .25; Indirect Costs limited to 25% Neutral
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HB 114WhiteLinks military and collegeHigh school students would informed of college credit available for military veterans or servicemembersSupport
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HB 134SwansonBond electionsRequires each bond project to be a seperate ballot questionOppose
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HB 341CortezCTE weighted fundingWeighted funding to include CTE courses taken in grade 8Support
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HB 391Blanco
Instructional materials sent home
Print materials for students without technology access must be sent home; parent requests must be documents; respond within 30 days;Neutral
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HB 508MilesCTE and advising toolState grant funds may be used to pay wages for student internships, TEA develop online advising toolNeutral
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HB 525TinerholtAssessmentEliminates assessments other than federally mandatedNeutral
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HB 535 & SB 279Neave/ZaffiriniGrad requirementRequires students to complete FAFSA or TAFSA; allows parent or 18+ to opt outSupport
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HB 580Thierry
ISDs paying for Internships
Districts may use CTE funds to reimburse employers for internship wages paid to studentsNeutral
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HB 396/HB 397Van DeaverIMA shipping expensesIMA funds may be used for shipping costsSupport
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HB 663Ken KingReduce TEKSRequires SBOE to narrow scope of TEKS in foundation curriculum for all grade levelsNeutral
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HB 671Ken KingEliminate EOCsDistricts give the ACT, SAT, TSI or other TEA-approved assessment in 11th grade to replace high school EOCs; districts required to provide test prep classSupport
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HB 700 & SB 352Guillen/PowellSkills Development FundAdds school districts to list of eligible entitiesSupport
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HB 727GonzalesCounselor work timeRequires 80% of counselors' time be spent on duties other than testingSupport
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HB 843SpringerAccountabilityPassing Algebra II and English III would meet CCRMSupport
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HB 879BellAutomatic admissionECHS gradutes eligible for automatic admission to state universitiesSupport
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HB 963BellTech Apps fundingExtends weighted funding to Tech Apps, directs review and consolidation of curriculum by 2020Support
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HB 966DuttonApprenticeshipFranchise tax credit for employing certain apprenticesSupport
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HB 1388Van DeaverCTE and AccountabilityAdds coherent sequence and work-based learning course completion to Domain 1Support
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HCR 13WhiteCTE signing dayDesignating February 15 as CTE Signing Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2019Support
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HJR 43HowardBasic allotmentState constitution would be amended; basic allotment cannot be reduced and should increase by the percentage of property values each yearSupport
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SB 142RodriguezCounselorsRequires middle and high school campuses with 350+ students to have a counselor with funded state aidSupport
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SB 136RodriguezPublic School FinanceEliminate High School Allottment; Study Weights, Allottments, and Adjustments; Study after each session; BA to $5,440; SPED BA to $5,840; Index BA to greater of 1% or inflation; Residential weight to .25; Bilingual weight to .25; Indirect Costs limited to 25% Neutral
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SB 232MenendezAlgebra IIRequires districts to notify parents that Alegbra II is not required for graduation but does impact college admission and financial aidSupport
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SB 351PowellCTE and Accountability Adds coherent sequence and work-based learning course completion to Domain 1Support
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SB 426LucioCounselor work timeRequires 80% of counselors' time be spent on duties other than testingSupport
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3401PendingTEA study IBCsRequires TEA to study IBCs, report gaps and recommend development of new certificationsSupport
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3402PendingTEA develop IBCsGrants commissioner authority to create credentials Support
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2515PendingCTE and AccountabilityIncludes coherent sequence completion as an indicatorSupport
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