Coalition of Revenue-Contributing Schools
This is a resource website sponsored by the Coalition of Revenue-Contributing Schools designed to keep all Texans informed about how the 374 Revenue-Contributing School Districts in Texas play a vital role in improving the quality of education for all schoolchildren in the state.
This website is designed to clarify the myths and misperceptions regarding contributing schools, which are designated as Chapter 41 districts by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
A great deal has changed since 1993, when the Texas Legislature approved the system that relies on Revenue-Contributing Schools to make the education finance system successful. What began as 35 districts has continually increased. The number of districts designated as Chapter 41s has more than doubled in the four years since 2007 when there were 164. It took 15 years to reach 164 Contributing Districts, but only five years to add the next 210 districts.
In the current 2012-13 school year, state lawmakers and the TEA are counting on local taxpayers in the relatively small number of Revenue-Contributing Schools to put another $1,122,372,500 into the state General Revenue Fund.
We will keep our readers updated on the numerous legal challenges recently filed against the state school finance system as well as legislative actions and other funding developments.
For more information on the Coalition of Revenue-Contributing Schools, please contact Mark McDonald at: firstname.lastname@example.org
CRCSCTX.org is managed by McDonald PR of Austin, Texas, as a resource for citizens and organizations interested and involved in Revenue-Contributing Schools.
We are the independent grassroots organization of the Texas School Coalition.