HB 3904

86(R) - 2019
House Public Education
Senate Education
House Public Education
Senate Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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Dan Huberty
Ryan Guillen
Christina Morales
Richard Raymond


Larry Taylor

Bill Caption

Relating to public school accountability, including certain performance standards and sanctions, to providing alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements, and to public school class size limits.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB3904, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($4,624,371) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

HB 3094 would expand what is counted in school accountability scores to include the number of students that are involved in extracurricular activities and number of students in the ninth grade that are on track to graduate in four years. This bill would also specify that 30 percent of accountability scores are for assessment scores, 40 percent for high school graduation rates, and 30 percent to college, career, and military readiness. 

HB 3904 would also expand applicability of temporary exemptions from sanctions or interventions for school districts that are under contract with a chartered entity. 

Additionally, this bill would require a campus that offers classes in Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, or Fourth grade to have a campus wide average of 22 students per class. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends opposing HB 3904 because it violates our principle of limited government. Adding extracurricular activities would water down accountability scores that are meant to showcase a school's academics. 

Organizations Supporting

League of Women Voters of Texas
Texas Association of Manufacturers

Organizations Opposed

Texas Public Policy Foundation