Responses to Keller ISD Council of PTAs' 2018 State Legislative Candidates Questionnaire
Keller ISD Council of PTAs sent the following questions to the 2018 State Legislative Candidates : 1. Recent events have put a focus on school safety and security. If elected, what criteria would you use to prioritize safety recommendations? What will be the funding source for these measures? 2. The A-F campus and school district rating systems are complex as well as controversial. How do you respond to the critics of this system? Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle Schools rating are based solely on the STAAR exam. What changes would you make to the rating system and the STAAR exam? What other indicators do you think are relevant to evaluate a campus or a school district? 3. Texas public school revenue per student was $8,755 for 2017-2018 according to the Texas Education Agency’s PEIMS Budgeted Financial Data. Do you think this is sufficient for Texas’s 5.3 million students? What changes do you think should be made to the current tax structure to fund public schools? 4. What is your position on vouchers and other methods to use tax revenue to fund private education?
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