BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Clarissa Riojas, an English language arts teacher at McAllen ISD, asked a question about the funding of public schools at a gathering of state lawmakers recently.

The lawmakers, along with other state policymakers, were on the 2023 Valley Legislative Tour hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership. The discussion about public school finance occurred at the eBridge Center for Business and Commercialization in Brownsville.

Riojas pitched her question to Brownsville ISD Superintendent Rene Gutierrez and Harlingen CISD Superintendent Alicia Noyola. The superintendents said they would like to see funding for public schools based on student enrollment numbers, not the average daily attendance of students. 

Here is a video of the discussion:


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