Get Involved - Why Now?

Parents, School Districts, Business Leaders and even the Texas Supreme Court agree that the way Texas funds education is outdated.

But what are we going to do about it? The 2017 legislative session created a year-long Texas Commission on Public School Finance, which is charged with improving the current system. Members of the Commission include lawmakers, community leaders, educators, and school district officials.

Commission members are working to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations for the Legislature to consider in 2019. To date, they have heard over 100 hours of testimony from teachers, school districts, community members and business leaders.

Now is the time to ensure Texas schools have sufficient dollars to advance student outcomes.

 
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2019 Legislative Timeline

Throughout the 2019 legislative session, InvestEDTX will send you updates and action items to let you know when to call your state representative and senator.

 
January 8
Session Begins
The first day of the 2019 Legislative Session.
Late January
Top Priorities
Governor Abbott hosts his State of the State address, releasing his emergency items for the session.
January - February
Committee Assignments
The Lieutenant Governor releases committee assignments for the Senate, and the Speaker releases committee assignments for the House.
February - May
Lawmaking
Legislators in both chambers hear and take action on bills in committee and vote as an entire body on legislation.
May 27
Session Ends
The last day of the 2019 Legislative Session. All bills must pass through both chambers by this point to become law.
June 16
Governor Takes Action
Governor Abbott must either sign or veto bills that successfully made it to his desk by this date.
 
 

Get Involved

Our elected officials have difficult jobs that force them to make tough decisions.  Your voice is critical to influencing the choices they make. Here’s what you can do to help maximize the educational opportunity of every Texas student:

Stay up-to-date with everything you need to know about the 2019 education legislation in Austin.

When the time comes to call your representatives, we will give you simple action items and instructions on what to do. Together we can ensure systemic and sustainable reforms to our TX public schools finance system so that our students get the resources they need to be successful.

For more information on getting your organization involved, click here.

Let's Change the Equation

Sign up to receive email updates and simple action items relating to school finance prior to and during the 2019 Texas Legislative Session.