88th Special Session Voucher Analysis
Vouchers are yet again considered in the Texas Legislature. Vouchers are an unacceptable and costly alternative to improving our public education system. See how much your school district would be impacted by the proposed voucher programs.
To determine the potential loss in yearly funding for Texas school districts from school vouchers under SB 1 as introduced on October 9, 2023, we multiplied TEA’s statewide average WADA ($8,356.75 for independent and $7,092.43 for charter) times utilization rates of 1%, 3%, and 5% for all public school districts. Student utilization estimates were rounded to the nearest whole. Note that M&O costs were calculated accordingly, by district type. Prepared by Every Texan.
Student enrollment data for this analysis was obtained from the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) 2022-2023. Data for school district finances, including average daily attendance and maintenance and operations dollars, were obtained from the TEA’s School District State Aid Reports, 2022-2023.