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Senate Committee on Public School Finance, Interim - 62nd R.S. (1971)

Committee Members
Oscar Mauzy, Chair
A.M. Aikin, Jr.
Chet Brooks
O.H. 'Ike' Harris
Charles Herring
Don Kennard
Mike McKool
William T. 'Bill' Moore
W.E. 'Pete' Snelson
Jim Wallace
Murray Watson, Jr.
Emmett J. Conrad
Will D. Davis
J.W. Edgar
Richard Teniente
Julius R. Truelson
• The committee shall consider (1) the relationship of urban school districts to the present method of financing the Foundation School Program; (2) problems involved in financing at the local level; (3) development of special credit to reflect the degree of difficulty involved in the education in the central city, to replace the Maximum Tax Credit under the Foundation Program; (4) experimental education programs designed to improve education of minority children in urban areas; (5) problems such as racial balance, transportation, and other social issues which affect education in major cities; and (6) any other matter related to the problems of education in an urban environment.*
• The committee shall review the overall problems of occupational education, including (1) the effectiveness of the State Advisory Council for Technical-Vocational Education in accomplishing its duties as set forth in SB 261, 61st Legislature, Regular session; (2) the funding of occupational education programs; (3) the need for the state to coordinate all programs that relate to the training of manpower; (4) the need to revise occupational education curriculum; (5) problems in teacher training and counseling; and (6) a review of state licensing and examining boards.*
• Study all aspects of the sales tax now imposed on the citizens of Texas.

Established by combining three Senate interim committees appointed by Lieutenant Governor Barnes: Urban Education, Occupational Education, and Tax Revenue to Fund Rising Costs of Education.
Charge abstract is from Interim Committees: 62nd-66th Legislatures, 1971-1979, L1800.1 In8 1971-79.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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