Frisco ISD a Part of Texas School Coalition Lawsuit Against State
Frisco ISD is a plaintiff in the Texas School Coalition school finance lawsuit that is represented by the firm of Haynes and Boone. The lawsuit targets adequacy - that school districts are not being provided with the resources needed to meet the standards the State of Texas itself has identified as the measure of a constitutionally adequate education – and local control - that the State’s actions have left school districts without meaningful discretion to control their local property tax rates, which violates the constitutional prohibition against a statewide property tax. At least 60 school districts are represented in the Coalition lawsuit. About half of the state’s school districts have joined one of four lawsuits filed to address the school finance system, and all are expected to work together for the schoolchildren of Texas. It is critical for action to be taken in this next legislative session - 2013.
A website of resources for the Coalition of Revenue-Contributing Schools has been developed so parents, teachers and others in the community can learn more about the school finance lawsuit filed by members of the Texas School Coalition. It provides information on the complicated issue of school finance and a way to stay updated on the lawsuit and informed of legislative action. This is a very important issue that affects the ability of school districts to provide a quality education for all students.
Please visit http://www.crcstx.org/