Texas education getting big cuts in proposed state budget

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 2:49pm

If state budget cuts get approved, your child may have to choose between going to college or saving up until they can afford it.

Legislators released a budget draft yesterday that could cut almost $14 billion in state spending.

$5 billion of that could slash funding for Texas public schools.

Superintendent Keith Bryant with Bullard ISD tells us the cuts will most likely effect those that work in education.

"About 80% of our costs are made up in personnel and most districts are the same way, maybe even higher in some districts. So I think any cut to it is gonna effect the people that work for school districts," Bryant said.

This draft is just the beginning of a long process that probably won't be finalized until next summer.

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