By Kevin Jefferies
The Commerce Independent School District begins budget talks this evening. The open meeting will start at 7pm this evening in the Curriculum and Technology Center at 606 Culver Street in Commerce. The Texas Legislature adjourned yesterday with no new deal hammered out for public school financing.
The education community's focus turns next to the state's high court. It will take up the issue of public school finance in the face of the Legislature's failure to solve the recurring quandary.
In the meantime, teachers won't get a pay raise, homeowners won't get a school property tax cut and schools won't get money to buy the textbooks they need.