SB 2270

85(R) - 2017
Senate Education
House Public Education
Senate Education
House Public Education
Public Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Eddie Lucio Jr.


Judith Zaffirini


Eddie Lucio III

Bill Caption

Relating to expansion of a pilot program under the foundation school program for funding prekindergarten programs provided by certain school districts with early high school graduation programs.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Currently, the state runs a pilot program that institutes pre-kindergarten in a county that borders the US-Mexico border. SB 2270 would expand the pre-kindergarten pilot program by having it apply to the entire Region One education service area, which is much of the Rio Grande valley and South Texas.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Expanding public prekindergarten is not the proper role of state government. This violates our limited government principle by expanding such a program that is not a core function of government. For this reason we oppose SB 2270.