RYHT statement on hold harmless extension

March 4, 2021 |

Raise Your Hand Texas applauds Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan, and Commissioner of Education Mike Morath, for extending hold harmless funding for school districts for the entirety of the 2020-21 school year. Hold harmless funding allows our schools to provide essential services to our students and implement the targeted interventions needed to address the learning loss that occurred over the last year due to COVID-19. As we move forward, our schools will need continued support to ensure HB 3 (2019-R) remains fully funded and that federal stimulus is used to supplement existing state and local dollars.