The Pflugerville ISD board of trustees unanimously approved four legislative priorities focused on funding public education during a June 6 special meeting.

The move is in-line with other school districts as the Texas Association of School Boards asked districts to submit their priorities by June 17.

The details

The resolutions call on the state to:
  • Increase the current basic allotment of $6,160—or how much districts get paid per student, which hasn't changed since 2019—for public education
  • Change the state's public education funding model from attendance-based to enrollment-based
  • Increase the state's funding allocations for safety in order to address state mandates for facility improvements and House Bill 3's requirement to have an armed police officer at every campus
  • Fully fund special education
"These resolutions are important to make a statement for our district, and it goes beyond just our district to see what we do support," Place 4 trustee Vernagene Mott said.

Looking ahead

The resolutions submitted by districts will help shape TASB's 2024-26 Advocacy Agenda, which will be adopted during its Delegate Assembly in September.

The next legislative session will take place between January-June of 2025.