Texas schools are supported by local property tax revenue from their local community. School districts subject to Robin Hood are almost exclusively funded by this local revenue and now send $2.6 billion of that local property tax revenue to the State of Texas each year.
Local control has long been recognized as the key for school districts to flourish. Local voters elect leaders to make the best decisions for students and families in their community. The best decisions are local decisions made by the very people those decisions will affect.
Texas schools represent the hope and future of our state. Schools also represent the unique set of priorities, values, and spirit of the local community. Local neighborhood schools bring people together, and when schools and communities work hand-in-hand, that is when both are most successful.