Jury duty in Texas is about to become even more unpopular and it’s all due to budget cuts made during the last legislative session. Beginning Wednesday, the state is dropping the amount it kicks in to pay jurors.
As lawmakers worked to fix the state budget shortfall, one thing they decided was school districts should have flexibility in class sizes. The result – it’s only the third week of school and already some teachers are worn out.
After dealing with severe budget cuts, some are worried the Texas Forest Service might not be as effective as firefighters battle the worst wildfires in state history.
If kids in Fort Worth want a way to beat the heat this summer, they’ll have to do it in a private or YMCA swimming pool. For a second summer, the seven city-run pools remain closed due to budget constraints.
The Keller Independent School District cuts free school busing to save tax dollars.
The Keller ISD school board approved a plan Monday night to charge students to ride the bus.
The Texas Education Agency is laying off 178 employees this week as part of budget cuts ordered by the state Legislature.
School districts will be able to pay public school teachers less and furlough them without pay beginning in 2012 under a bill passed by the House on Thursday.
Many Texas teachers are getting behind a legislative bill that could spare cuts in education funding.
According to poll results released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Texas Lyceum group. more than one-fifth of Texans say education is the most important issue facing the state.
Texas Democrats never had much hope in this Legislature, where Republicans have a huge majority and an unshakeable drive to slash spending without raising taxes or dipping into the state’s giant savings account.
The Dallas Independent School District has a new assessment of its projected funding cuts from the state after the legislature announced a $4 Billion reduction in money to schools statewide.