Wichita Falls ISD officials are excited after Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new school finance reform bill into law.
House Bill 3 was signed Tuesday and is the landmark legislation that reforms the state’s public education system, specifically funding. The bill will bring $11.6 billion to help pay for pre-kindergarten programs, career and technology education priorities, and an increase in teachers salaries.
WFISD Associate Superintendent Peter Griffiths said Tuesday was a monumental day for the state.
“There’s going to be more funding for compensatory education, which is for students who are on free or reduced lunch, we will see a little bit of a change there, so that’s some extra money to help out those students,” Griffiths said. “We are looking for different money for dyslexia students which we’ve never had before.”