Source: Chron

The House wants to pour $7 billion more dollars into public schools over two years should state lawmakers change Texas’ education funding formula and reform property taxes, according to budget documents released late Monday. Although the Senate is expected to release it’s own budget plan Tuesday, the 17.2 percent jump in funding offers a first glimpse at how Republicans propose to fulfill their promise to give a boost to schools. The proposed boost in state funding would be contingent on enacting legislation that helps public schools, such as by increasing the state share of the Foundation School Program, enhancing district entitlements and decreasing the practice of “recapture” which includes taking money from property-wealthy districts to cover education costs in property poor districts, according to the budget documents.