On Wednesday, April 26, 2023, the Texas House considered HB 100 by Chairman Ken King on second reading. Several notable provisions of HB 100 include:
- Increases the Basic Allotment to $6,250 (2024) and $6,300 (2025).
- Adds an inflation factor beginning the next biennium.
- Eliminates the Fast-Growth Allotment cap.
- Extends formula transition grant funding to 2029.
- Adds a Fine Arts Allotment.
- Moves IFA and EDA to enrollment-based funding.
- Increases the Transportation Allotment to $1.54 per mile.
- Funds special education based on intensity of service, among other factors.
Several amendments were adopted during the floor debate. Some of those amendments include:
- Restoring the language requiring 25% of the 50% gain be spent on non-administrative staff.
- Increasing the Transportation Allotment for special education to $0.13 above the rate for regular transportation ($1.54 plus $0.13 = $1.67).
- Increasing the small and midsized multipliers, excluding full-time virtual students.
- Moving special education to enrollment-based funding.
- Creating enrollment-based CTE FTEs for funding purposes and eliminating the subtraction of CTE FTEs from total ADA to calculate the regular program allotment and provides for funding weights of 0.1, 0.28, and 0.47.
- Providing an early payment credit of 4% for recapture districts.
- Eliminating the comptroller’s PVS values in calculating state aid and providing that the commissioner will determine property values using the local value, which recognizes only those exemptions included in the Government Code.
- Creating a grant program for school districts that failed the PVS in the 2022 and 2023 tax years.
- Increasing the retention period from three months to six months for special education cameras.
- Requiring charter schools to establish SHACs.
- Requiring the PVS to certify local values if a school district failed due to a MAP review.
- Increasing the percentage from 40 to 50 in determining if a classroom is special education.
- Allowing ADSY funding after 175 days instead of 180 days.
- Providing recapture adjustment for formula transition grants for districts that adopt all five golden pennies going forward (not retroactively).
HB 100 will be before the House again April 27 for third reading. After passage, HB 100 moves to the Senate for consideration.