bill analysis 5/4/95 (CSSB 1 by Sadler)
Public Education Code revision
Public Education — committee substitute recommended
9 ayes — Sadler, Dear, Grusendorf, Hernandez, Hochberg, McCoulskey,Uher, West, Williamson0 nays
On final passage, March 27 — 28-2 (Luna, Truan)
For — G.K. Sprinkle, Texas Counseling Association; Kevin O’Hanlon,Healthcare America Inc.; Bill Grusendorf, Texas Association of RuralSchoolsAgainst — NoneOn — Al Kauffman; Johnny Veselka, Richard Powell, Texas Associationof School Administrators; Patrick Francis, Texas Association of SchoolBoards; Joe Bill Watkins, Association of American Publishers; Bill Farney,University Interscholastic League; Larry Bradley, Texas Association of Secondary School Principals; Lonnie Hollingsworth, Texas ClassroomsTeachers Association; Bill Carpenter, Texas School Alliance; MikeMcLamore, Association of Texas Professional Educators
Public education in Texas
During fiscal 1993-94 the state spent roughly $8.6 billion and localgovernments spent roughly $9.2 billion to fund the Texas public educationsystem. The system serves 3.6 million elementary and secondary schoolstudents.The Central Education Agency (CEA) guides, monitors and providesservices to the state’s public education system. The CEA is composed of the commissioner of education, the State Board of Education (SBOE) andthe Texas Education Agency (TEA).