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  1. 1. Texas Education<br />Budget Crunch<br />
  2. 2. PROBLEM<br />The Texas educational system is going to take some of the largest cuts in history<br />WHAT<br /><ul><li>Effects will it have on the schools?
  3. 3. Effects will it have on the personnel?
  4. 4. Effects will it have on the students?</li></li></ul><li>EFFECTON SCHOOLS<br />
  5. 5. Money Spent on Education in Texas<br />Dollars<br />Spent<br />(millions)<br />
  6. 6. Possible cuts<br />We know there will be cuts, but what <br />is the amount of the possible cuts<br />3 to 5 billion dollars per year <br />over 2 years<br />Lets see what those cuts really look like<br />$6,000,000,000 to $10,000,000,000<br />out of public schools<br />
  7. 7. Which programs will take the largest cuts<br />
  8. 8. Not all bad news<br />Some programs will not take a hit and even increase<br />Do you think this is right? <br />Or do you think all programs should be hit equally?<br />
  9. 9. Some other effects on schools<br /><ul><li>Taxes - Should they be raised?
  10. 10. Building maintenance
  11. 11. Transportation
  12. 12. Cafeteria & Nutrition
  13. 13. Books
  14. 14. Supplies</li></ul>This is just some of the things to think about <br />
  15. 15. EFFECTON PERSONNEL<br />
  16. 16. How might the budget cuts effect personnel<br /><ul><li>Job incentive cuts
  17. 17. Less training offered
  18. 18. Larger class sizes
  19. 19. Higher insurance rates</li></ul>And the three nobody wants to talk about<br />
  20. 20. Pay freeze <br />Pay cuts<br />Job cuts<br />But we need to talk about it!!!<br />
  21. 21. Schools talking…<br />Frisco ISD Superintendent:<br />“The district would lose $18 million next year and about $26 million the following year. Officials have already planned $10 million in cuts next school year that will boost class size but not layoff teachers.”<br />Rest of the story<br />
  22. 22. Schools talking…<br />Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports:<br />“School trustees voted Tuesday night to cut the jobs of 80 employees as the district braces for significant reductions in funding from the state.<br />Fort Worth Superintendent:<br />"Nobody, including this board, does this without pain," Superintendent Melody Johnson said. "You can't cut a budget that's 87 percent personnel ... and not cut a person.“<br />Rest of the story<br />
  23. 23. EFFECTON STUDENTS<br />
  24. 24. How might the budget cuts effect our students<br /><ul><li>Special programs
  25. 25. Extracurricular activities
  26. 26. Fieldtrips
  27. 27. Classroom activities
  28. 28. Student safety
  29. 29. Instructional materials</li></li></ul><li>Schools talking…<br />Eyra Perez with the San Antonio Education Partnership states:<br />“Under the proposed cuts, some districts won't get money for science labs, but students will have to take four years of science to graduate. School bus seatbelts will also be required by law next month, but state money to pay for it is being sliced by 60 percent.”<br />Rest of the story<br />
  30. 30. Conclusion<br />What effects are these budget cuts going to effect?<br />It is going to effect our<br />Districts – Funds, Taxes, Schools<br />Teachers – Jobs, Money, Time<br />Students – Programs, Safety, Materials<br />
  31. 31. Conclusion<br />SO<br />In conclusion what effects are these budget cuts going to effect?<br />It is going to effect our<br />Districts – Funds, Taxes, Schools<br />Teachers – Jobs, Money, Time<br />Students – Programs, Safety, Materials<br />
  32. 32. Make your voice heard<br />There is still time!!!<br />
  33. 33. References <br />Alexander, K. (2010, November 16). Texas schools no longer shielded from state budget cuts. Retrieved from<br /> http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/texas-schools-no-longer-shielded-from-state-budget-1053052.html<br />Ayala, E.M. (2011, January 20). Texas education leaders bracing for tough budget cuts . Retrieved from <br /> http://blogs.star-telegram.com/extra_credit/2011/01/texas-education-leaders-bracing-for-tough-budget-cuts.html<br />Ayala, E.M. (2011, April 13). Fort worth school trustees lay off 80 employees. Retrieved from <br /> http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/04/12/2996053/fort-worth-district-trustees-cut.html <br />Castillo, L. (2011, March 7). Small Texas schools bracing for education cuts. Retrieved from <br /> http://www.cnjonline.com/articles/texas-42277-expected-schools.html<br />Kwak, J. (2010, August 31). Proposed state budget cuts hit children's education. Retrieved from <br /> http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Proposed-state-budget-cuts-hit-childrens-education/0ZQyQqWkXk-pEMrRhIZ76w.cspx<br />Lance, A. (2011, March 20). School spending by the numbers. Retrieved from http://www.ahs-jline.com/?p=935 <br />Litvinov, A. (n.d.). Budget cuts+teacher layoffs=larger class sizes. Retrieved from http://www.nea.org/home/35617.htm<br />Meyers, J. (2011, June 2). How the latest school finance proposal could affect Frisco ISD. Retrieved from <br /> http://friscoblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/06/how-the-latest-school-finance.html<br />State Budget Committee, Texas Public Education. (2011). Article iii of the state budget addresses funding for public education programs. <br />Austin, TX: Texas Association of School Boards.<br />