School districts planning on suing Texas legislature

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, TX - Several Texas school districts are considering suing the state over the way it finances education.

A group that represents the financial interests of hundreds of Texas school districts is leading the effort. The Equity Center argues the state's funding system is imbalanced because districts with the same tax rates can have widely varying per-student funding due to property value differences. They want state funds to be used to balance out per-student equity allowing poorer school districts to provide the same level of education as wealthier ones.

Denison Superintendent Dr. Henry Scott says when it comes to education funding a lawsuit is usually the only way to get things done. "Every time they've made a major change it's because a lawsuit has been filed. I think that's one of the reasons why districts are getting impatient and they want to push the issue."

The lawsuit could be filed as early as October.

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