As schools reopen for in-class instruction, school leaders face rising costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From PPE to plastic partitions, the cost per student is rising. Meanwhile, lower enrollment and potentially massive budget cuts threaten progress made for schools and students during the last legislative session.
In our fifth episode of Intersect Ed, we give you an insider’s look at the current state of school budgets and how the economic recession and decisions made by lawmakers in the 2021 legislative session may impact school districts.
This episode is the first in a new series about the biggest challenges Texas schools face in the coming year and the issues Raise Your Hand will focus on for the upcoming legislative session.