Educators Concerned About House Bill 1

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 10:05am

Educators from elementary, secondary and all the way to higher educational institutions are worried with the recent legislation of House Bill 1 that is proposing significant budget cuts to educational funding.

HB1 diminishes funding in many areas of education, but one section has UTPA students concerned about no funding for Texas grants affecting nearly 2,000 students at the college. The bill will also cut funding for elementary and secondary education causing Valley school districts to have a plan of action to prepare for the shortfalls.

House Bill 1 has not been finalized, but the Texas Senate will release their version soon with the final bill coming out in March.

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