COVID-19 upended Texas schools’ finances. Now they’re calling for a new funding system.
School districts are calling for a change to the current student attendance-based funding. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are more likely to keep students home from school when sick, causing attendance rates and funding to fluctuate, sometimes meaning millions of dollars in losses for districts. This, coupled with current inflation, has made budgeting challenging for districts and has forced school closures amid the deficits.