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Relating to eliminating certain requirements imposed on school districts and other educational entities.
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB1376, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a positive impact of $1,916,049 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.
SB 1376 would remove several unfunded mandates on public schools in the Education Code as well as make several administrative changes in the Texas Education Agency by delegating authority to more relevant agencies such as the University Interscholastic League. It would also eliminate requirements imposed on school districts that are unrelated to academic outcomes.
Texas Action recommends supporting SB 1376 because it promotes our principle of limited government. Unfunded mandates are a drain on school resources and eliminating them would provide greater flexibility at the local level.