McAllen and La Joya Teachers Believe State Should Tap into Rainy Day Fund

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 8:19am

McAllen and La Joya Federation of Teachers joined forces on Monday to speak out about how to convince Texas legislators into giving more money to education.

With cuts to education, Valley schools are seeing dwindling teaching staffs, cutting down on art and sports programs and possibly eliminating Pre-K grade levels all together. Both the La Joya and McAllen AFT groups realize that money is tight, but they feel there is a source of money that state legislators need to tap into. The Rainy Day Fund is a savings fund where state legislators set aside excess revenue in to use in times of need, but accessing the money isn't easy, it requires a 3/5 vote from the legislature.

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