(March 13, 2019) – UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News will jointly host a town hall meeting this month to discuss education funding in Texas. The event, School Finance, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 21 in the Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
Three panelists, including a lawmaker, educator and education advocate, will participate in the moderated panel, discussing various aspects of the broad topic of school funding in Texas, including details on new proposals from the state legislature, the property tax/school funding dynamic and how the state can move toward educational equity.
Panelists include Kara Belew, senior education policy advisor for the Texas Public Policy Foundation; State Rep. Diego Bernal, vice chair of the House Committee on Public Education and a former member of the Texas Commission on Public School Finance; and UTSA alumnus Brian Woods ’98, ’12, superintendent of Northside Independent School District.
Francine Romero, UTSA associate professor and associate dean of the College of Public Policy, will moderate the event.
“The timing could not be better for this discussion, as the Texas Legislature is about to embark on a potentially historic and significant dialogue on our school funding situation,” said Romero. “While crucial for the future of education in our state, this debate will also have important consequences for all residents who directly or indirectly pay property taxes. I encourage citizens to attend and benefit from the wide-ranging expertise of our illustrious panel, and particularly hope UTSA students will take advantage of this important event being held at our own Downtown Campus.”
Free event parking will be available in unmarked spaces of lot D-3, beneath IH-35.
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