FGSC testifies at Senate IGR Committee hearing

Members of the Fast Growth School Coalition participated in invited testimony for a Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee interim hearing on April 17, 2014.  Speakers included Mike Ball, CFO for Rockwall ISD and James Schiele, CFO for Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD.  Our testimony is posted below.

FGSC 4.17.14 packet


TEA presentation on Capital Appreciation Bonds

On Thursday, September 19, 2013, the State Board of Education Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund met to discuss (among other things) capital appreciation bonds.  TEA staff gave a helpful overview regarding school district bond debt which can be found here: TPSF Bond Guarantee_final for SBOE_09_19_2013. Several Leander ISD representatives were in attendance including Leander…

2014 Legislative Conference

The 2014 FGSC Legislative Conference will be held on April 10-11 in San Antonio.  Location TBD.  We like to keep our gatherings short, sweet, and to the point.  The general schedule in the past has been: Day 1: 6:00 pm    Reception 7:00 pm    Dinner and Meeting Day 2: 7:30 am    Coffee 8:00 am    Breakfast and…