For the first time in Texas, charter schools will receive funding from the state to pay for leasing and maintaining buildings and facilities. That has charter advocates excited — and their critics furious.
The Texas Education Agency is offering state funding to as many as 157 school districts and charter schools that saw lower attendance or closed facilities due to the storm, which could ultimately cost the state an estimated $400 million.
Doug Killian, an award-winning school administrator and the current superintendent of Pflugerville ISD, was recently named to the Legislature's interim commission to study school finance. Here's what he had to say.