Bringing the Capitol to San Antonio
By: Rep Trey Martinez Fischer
On Tuesday, the Texas House Committee on Public Education voted out House Bill 3, the largest overhaul of our Texas public school system in years, adding nearly $9 billion to our public schools.
The very next day, I brought the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Education, Dan Huberty, to let our local school leaders give their direct feedback on the plan—an opportunity that no other city in Texas got to enjoy. Why? Because Chairman Huberty knows that I will never stop fighting for San Antonio.
When I said that my goal this session is to make the Capitol more accessible, I meant it.
HB 3 is a complete redesign of the school finance system, finally putting students back at the center of the system. Aside from putting $9 billion of new funds into our school system, it also provides funds to expand Pre-K and recruit new teachers into our schools. It’s gained the support of nearly every teacher group and teacher union out there and is a huge step in the right direction towards making our schools the pride of the nation.
As Chairman Huberty continues to work on the most important bill of this session, having the education community of San Antonio give their feedback directly to the main architect of House Bill 3 is an invaluable opportunity for our neighborhood schools. Superintendents from every part of San Antonio got to give their feedback on the plan, and made suggestions on how to improve the plan to better help San Antonio schoolchildren.
But this is just the beginning. Every day, every week, no matter how busy it gets up here, I will continue to fight to make sure our San Antonio values are heard here at the State Capitol, because you deserve no less.
Let me know what we’re going to do together to improve our state.
Fighting for you every step of the way,
Representative Trey Martinez Fischer (TMF)
P.S. – if you are ever visiting the Capitol, let me and my staff know by calling our office at (512) 463-0616. This office is yours and you are always welcome!