This week, I was in Austin for several hearings. On Wednesday, the House Committee on Public Education met to discuss school finance, public school accountability, and cyber bullying. The committee spent several hours discussing these issues and their accompanying legislation from the 85th Legislature. You can watch the hearing here.
On Thursday, the Commission on Public School Finance met to discuss alternative sources of revenue to fund the foundation school program. You can watch the archived meeting here. If you’d like to offer comment to all of the commission members, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also email me directly by clicking here.
This morning the Expenditures Work Group is meeting. You will be able to tune in live beginning at 9am. You can find the broadcast here. If you are interested in attending in person, the meeting will be taking place at the Texas Capitol Extension in committee hearing room E2.030. You can find the agenda here under the “Meetings” tab.
There is still time to offer your input on an interest survey relating to flooding for Harris County. The results from survey will be used to establish housing programs needed by the community to recover from Hurricane Harvey. This is extremely important, and I encourage you to fill it out today.
I hope that you and your family have a great weekend.