HB 2025

84(R) - 2015
House Public Education
House Public Education

Vote Recommendation

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Larry Gonzales

Bill Caption

Relating to participation of certain school districts in the three-year high school diploma plan pilot program.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State.

Local Government

Hutto ISD could choose to develop and implement a three-year high school diploma plan, with the approval of the commissioner. Hutto ISD would likely incur costs to develop the curriculum for a three-year diploma plan. However, the costs would be voluntary. For every student that graduated under the three-year plan in the preceding year, Hutto ISD would receive full-day pre-kindergarten funding for two pre-kindergarten students.

Bill Analysis

HB 2025 would expand the three-year high school diploma plan pilot program to include Hutto Independent School District (ISD). The pilot program currently includes the Houston and Dallas ISDs.

Vote Recommendation Notes

We support the concept of a three-year high school diploma. Allowing students who are able to graduate in three years instead of four is a clear benefit to their individual liberty and has the added benefit of lowering the cost of public education.

Unfortunately, the reduced cost in this case is offset by applying the fourth year savings for three-year graduates to expanded pre-k programs at those schools. We have taken a firm position of opposition to expanding pre-k for a number of reasons which we have articulated in our analysis of HB 4.

Due to the fact that there are offsetting liberty principles at work in this bill we remain neutral on HB 2025

The Senate sponsor is Senator Schwertner.