SB 451

86(R) - 2019
Senate Education
Senate Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Negative
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Beverly Powell

Bill Caption

Relating to the permissible uses of the bilingual education allotment provided under the foundation school program.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 451 would allow a district's bilingual education or special language allocation to be used for salary or salary supplements for teachers. Current law does not allow for the allocation to be used for a teacher's salary. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends opposing SB 451 because it violates our principle of limited government. The intent of this fund is not to pay for a teacher's salary but to offset costs from having to train teachers and for supplies needed in the classroom. Tapping into the fund to pay for a teacher's salary could deplete the fund and leave classrooms without necessary supplies and materials.