Local school districts differ on benefits of transfers

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 11:22am

While Hallsville ISD is again throwing open its doors to transfer students in an effort to raise funds, a Longview school district is taking a different route, keeping its doors closed and asking voters to OK a tax increase.

The coming school year will be the second for Hallsville to accept out-of-district transfer students in an effort to close the budget gap created by about $3 million in reduced state funding, district officials said.

Spring Hill ISD, meanwhile, is asking voters to approve a tax increase rather than open its campuses to students from outside the district, officials said.

Both districts are grappling with how best to make up revenue lost when state lawmakers reduced funding to public schools by $5.3 billion statewide during the last legislative session.

Read more from the Longview News-Journal.

 

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