Texas Education Code - EDUC § 33.156. Funding;  Expansion of Participation

(a) The agency shall develop and implement an equitable formula for the funding of local Communities In Schools programs.  The formula may provide for the reduction of funds annually contributed by the state to a local program by an amount not more than 50 percent of the amount contributed by the state for the first year of the program.  The formula must consider the financial resources of individual communities and school districts.  Savings accomplished through the implementation of the formula may be used to extend services to counties and municipalities currently not served by a local program or to extend services to counties and municipalities currently served by an existing local program.

(b) Each local Communities In Schools program shall develop a funding plan which ensures that the level of services is maintained if state funding is reduced.

(c) A local Communities In Schools program may accept federal funds, state funds, private contributions, grants, and public and school district funds to support a campus participating in the program.


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