Public schools in Texas spent an estimated $68.8 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 0.7 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.
The number of youths in foster care in Texas at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 32,960, a 2.5 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Texas is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Public schools in Texas spent $10,783 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 13th lowest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.
Texas residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 13.4 percent of the state’s population, the 13th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.