Gov. Perry announced today that he’ll provide an incentive for school
districts that pool resources and save money by cutting administrative
costs and divert money to classrooms, according to the governor’s office.
Districts would receive a grant from the state equaling 10 percent of their
total savings from the first year.
“With the current economic situation, it is important for school districts
to look for ways to work more efficiently and maximize their funding,”
Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott said in a news release on Gov.
Perry’s web site.
No word in the release on where the incentive money would come from or
whether the grants could be retroactive considering school districts have
already passed budgets for the 2010-11 school year and many included
significant cuts. Budgets are so lean that roughly 50 percent of districts
adopted deficit budgets this year, according to Texas Association of School
Read Gov. Perry’s news release.
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Long Range Planning and Business Systems
Round Rock ISD
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Round Rock, Texas 78665
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