A brand new invoice has been launched within the Texas legislature that might revamp how the state offers its group faculties cash, KXAN reported.
House Bill 8 – filed Wednesday by Texas Rep. Gary VanDeaver, would alter the funding formulation for cash that the state offers its 50 group school districts, efficient Sept. 1. This transfer comes after a recommendation for state funding based on “measurable outcomes” from a 2022 fee the Texas legislature created.
The laws would allocate funding to varsities based mostly on “measurable outcomes,” similar to variety of credentials of worth awarded; variety of college students who earn a minimum of 15 credit score hours and switch to a college; and variety of college students who end 15 credit score hours or twin credit score programs which might be used towards tutorial/workforce program necessities.
Credentials of worth embody levels, certificates, and different credentials from credit score that prepares college students for studying and better earnings within the state economic system, in accordance with the invoice. And extra weight is given for credentials in high-demand fields.
Presently, the state funds colleges based mostly on school efficiency in relation to 1 one other, enrollment, course sorts, “success factors” metrics, and a uniform quantity of “core” funding.
The invoice may additionally create a scholarship program for economically deprived college students in dual-credit programs.