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Accountability on the Local Level: Rep. Calanni Files Her First Bill  print page

by: Rep. Calanni, Gina
01/17/2019

Austin, TX -- Texas State Rep. Gina Calanni has filed her first bill, House Bill 880. It would ensure school districts in Texas are never forced to pay outgoing superintendents more than one year's salary in their severance package.

Representative Calanni released this statement regarding her first bill filing:

“At a time when our schools are sorely underfunded at the state level and property taxes are skyrocketing on the local level, Texans rightfully demand accountability and diligent stewardship of our taxpayer dollars. As a working, single mom of three boys in Katy ISD, I want every penny of our tax dollars going to prepare our children for their futures and paying teachers a salary they can live on-- not to several hundred thousand dollar, multi-year payouts to former school officials.

“HB 880 is not about one event or one individual, but about putting an end to wasteful spending in our school districts. I look forward to working with my Democratic and Republican colleagues to restore state funding for public education this session and to safeguard funds meant for our kids,” Rep. Calanni said.

Contact: Kiefer Odell

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