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  1. Texas Public School Funding The Target Revenue System How does it affect Avalon ISD? ByDavid Del Bosque, Superintendent Avalon ISDSeptember 2010

  2. School districts receive funding from three main sources: it is a shared arrangement

  3. Background – How we got here…West Orange-Cove vs. Neely (2005)

  4. House Bill 1

  5. House Bill 1Target Revenue Funding

  6. Target RevenueTarget Revenue Funding – The Great Disparity

  7. The Target Revenue System • The system is arbitrary and district specific • The system is inequitable – Avalon’s Target Revenue is in the lowest 3%. • State Average – $5,455 • Austin - $6,102 • Avalon – $4,755

  8. Ellis County Target Revenues • State Average – $5,455 County Average • Austin - $6,102 $5,131 • Midlothian – $5,617 • Waxahachie – $5,553 • Milford – $5,193 • Red Oak – $5,130 • Ennis – $5,087 • Maypearl – $5,034 • Palmer – $5,012 • Ferris – $4,975 • Italy – $4,957 • Avalon – $4,755

  9. Disparity in Funding – Comparing Avalon ISD to State Average

  10. An Inequitable Funding System

  11. System Cost Drivers

  12. Excellence at Avalon ISD

  13. Reflection

  14. What can you do? • Contact your legislator to express concern for adequacy and fairness of the school funding system. • Describe how the unfairness of the current system affects our children and taxpayers.

  15. References • Austin Independent School District. (2010, March 30). Austin Independent School District: FY 2010-11 Preliminary Budget [PowerPoint]. Retrieved July 31, 2010 from http://www.austinisd.org/inside/docs/AISD_Budget_Preliminary_Budget_ 20100330.ppt. • 79th Texas Legislature, 3rd Special Session (2006). House Bill. Retrieved June 20, 2009, from http://www.legis.state.tx.us/ tlodocs/793/billtext/pdf/HB00001I.pdf. • Equity Center. (2009, June 1). Summary of CCR for HB3646 and Impact Runs. Retrieved July 1, 2009, from http://www.equitycenter.org/legsession/ 81r/HB3646%20Runs/CCR/fy10%20 district% 20run.pdf. • Equity Center. (2010, March). Basic Allotment: The Buck Starts Here.Equity CenterNews and Notes,29,2,1. • NO. GV-100528. (2004, November 30). Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.  • Retrieved November 15, 2009 from http://www.equitycenter.org/ • WestOrangeCove/Findings%20of%20Fact%20and%20Conclusion%20of%20Law.WOC.113004.pdf.  • TASA and TASB. (2008). Report on School District Mandates. Austin: TASA and  TASB. August 4, 2009.

  16. References • Texas Association of School Boards. (2010, February). Issue Paper – Funding Texas   • Public Schools: The Target Revenue Approach. Retrieved July 28, 2010, from http://offline.tasb.org/legislative/resources/documents/issue_targetrev.pdf. • Texas Education Agency. (2010, April.) School Finance 101: Funding of Texas Public Schools. Retrieved July 14, 2010 from http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/school.finance/ School_Finance_101.pdf. •  Texas Taxpayers and Research Association. (2010, May). An Introduction to School Finance in Texas. Retrieved June 24, 2010 from http://www.ttara.org/docs/ IntroToSchoolFinance_Final.pdf