Senate passes bill cutting $4 billion from public school funding

POSTED: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 2:56pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

WACO -- Legislators are expected to pass a bill to cut $4 billion in funding to Texas schools.

The plan would mean less teachers and more kids per class. School districts around Central Texas have already built new budget plans with the expected cuts on the way.

A move leaving more than one-hundred teachers wondering if their contracts will be renewed.

Texas State Teacher Association President, Tony Uuzell, says there is a lot of anger and concern among teachers.

"I've also heard that I'm positive the voters are going to remember their teachers, people in their community who wont be able to get educated, people in their community who are losing jobs because they wanted to be teachers and worked hard to become teachers. I can guarantee you those voters will remember come next election."

Sen. Brian Birdwell voted for the bill. Whenever it is passed, it will be in place until 2013.

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