FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       
August 11, 2019

GUILLEN ANNOUNCES ANNUAL EST. $32 MILLION

FUNDING INCREASE FOR DISTRICT 31 SCHOOLS

 

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Starr County) this week announced that District 31 school districts collectively will be receiving, but is not limited to, an annual funding increase of $32 million, a minimum of 30% of which must be used toward pay raises for school teachers, counselors, librarians, nurses, and other school employees. Below is the breakdown.

 

In Starr County, there is an estimated increase for Rio Grande City CISD of $6.7 million in 2020 and $7 million in 2021, $4.8 million for Roma ISD in 2020 and $4.6 million in 2021, $657 thousand for IDEA RGC in 2020 and $700 thousand in 2021, and $112 thousand for San Isidro ISD in 2020 and $56 thousand in 2021                   

 

In Atascosa County, there is an estimated increase for Pleasanton ISD of $1.8 million in 2020 and $2 million in 2021, $1.5 million for Poteet ISD in 2020 and 2021, $5.9 million for Somerset ISD in 2020 and $5.8 million in 2021$1.5 million for Lytle ISD in 2020 and 2021, $1 million for Jourdanton ISD in 2020 and 2021, and $562 thousand for Charlotte ISD in 2020 and $454 thousand in 2021.

 

In Duval County, there is an estimated increase for San Diego ISD of $1.3 million in 2020 and $1.5 million in 2021, $121 thousand for Freer ISD in 2020 and $124 thousand in 2021, $85 thousand for Ramirez CSD in 2020 and $81 thousand in 2021, and $4 thousand for Benavides ISD in 2020 and $10 thousand in 2021.

 

In Willacy County, there is an estimated increase for Raymondville ISD of $608 thousand in 2020 and $636 thousand in 2021, $315 thousand for Lyford CISD in 2020 and $1 million in 2021, $146 thousand for Lasara ISD in 2020 and $16 thousand in 2021, and $32 thousand for San Perlita ISD in 2020 and $26 thousand in 2021.

 

In Live Oak County, there is an estimated increase for George West ISD of $455 thousand in 2020 and $675 thousand in 2021, and $64 thousand for Three Rivers ISD in 2020 and $180 thousand in 2021.

In La Salle County, there is an estimated increase for Cotulla ISD of $257 thousand in 2020 and $738 thousand in 2021, and $174 thousand for Dilley ISD in 2020 and $27 thousand in 2021.

For Brooks County ISD, there is an estimated increase of $500 thousand in 2020 and $573 thousand in 2021.

And for Jim Hogg County ISD, there is an estimated increase of $736 thousand in 2020 and $931 thousand in 2021.

 

“Our students deserve no less than a world-class education and every educational opportunity therein. Our educators deserve to be paid what they’re worth. I hope that this helps toward that endeavor,” said Representative Ryan Guillen of the increase in funding."

 

This year, the 86th legislature passed a public school funding overhaul in HB 3, a bill that Guillen was an author of, changing funding formulas and adding new dollars to the state public education system.

 

Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at ryanguillen.com, facebook.com/representative.guillen, and twitter.com/ryanguillen

 

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