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Chairman Ken King, author of HB 100, refused to concur with Senate amendments to the bill on Thursday and requested the appointment of a conference committee to negotiate the differences between the House and Senate versions. The House conferees are: Reps. King, chair; Trent Ashby; Brad Buckley; Oscar Longoria; and Gary VanDeaver. The Senate must now appoint its conferees.

As passed by the House, HB 100:

  • increased the Basic Allotment from $6,160 to $6,250 in 2024 and $6,300 in 2025
  • required districts to spend at least 50% of the Basic Allotment increase on salary increases for staff
  • moved several school allotments to enrollment-based calculations
  • adjusted the minimum salary schedule upward
  • increased the Transportation Allotment to $1.54 per mile for regular transportation and $1.67 for special education transportation
  • created an inflation adjustment beginning next biennium that did not expire

The Senate Education Committee passed a substitute bill that:

  • created $8,000 education savings account vouchers for certain students
  • reduced the increase in the Basic Allotment from the previous version to only $50
  • added funding for charter facilities
  • opened school district boundaries to any transfer requests given capacity
  • prohibited four-day school weeks