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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:59 PM

Schools need $1 billion to pay bills, TEA official says

AUSTIN Texas schools will run out of money to pay bills this summer unless legislators come up with another $1 billion, a high ranking Texas education official testified Monday in an on-going school funding lawsuit.

Shirley Beaulieu, chief financial officer at the Texas Education Agency, testified that pubic education funding is running short, forcing the agency to ask lawmakers for a $1 billion supplemental appropriation in the coming weeks.

"The system as a whole is in bigger trouble than even we thought," Rick Gray, a lawyer for Equity Center-member school districts, said during a break.

The $1 billion supplemental appropriation request is necessary to help school districts make their July expense payments, Beaulieu testified. Legislators already had deferred August school payments a few days into the new fiscal year to help shore up their 2012-13 budget they passed two years ago.

More at http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Schools-need-1-billion-to-pay-bills-TEA-4173131.php

Yes, it says "pubic education" in the second paragraph. I just cut and paste the excerpts--warts and all!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:06 PM

1. Let Perry pray for it.

This news is just awful.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:08 PM

2. meanwhile, the fed's GIVING 20 mil to Gulen's creepy Harmony Private Scam

for profit "schools" all over Texas

yay, profitablility!!!

let's privatise the sewers and charge per potty

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:13 PM

3. Crumbling schools

My kids go to public schools here in south New Jersey. It's a crime that their school has so many atrocious structural problems like cracked floors, leaky pipes and desks that have been used for 20 years. We need more funding.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:18 PM

4. We all saw this coming.

You can't cut budgets without consequences.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:22 PM

5. Anybody have copies of Perry's last round of commercials

about how GREAT Texas is doing?

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