Austin ISD PTAs are no for a longer time authorized to spend for school staff salaries

The Austin university district no extended will allow for mum or dad trainer associations to shell out for supplemental team positions at schools over issues that the longstanding apply exacerbates an imbalance between colleges in wealthier pockets of the district and those people in poorer areas. 

Powerful PTAs at primarily affluent universities pay out the salaries of more employees, such as tutors and monitors, who are not lined by the district. This faculty yr, a lot more than 30 positions are funded this way at a dozen elementary universities. Almost all are found west of Interstate 35, the historic racial and ethnic dividing line in Austin. The Casis and Highland Park campuses have the most PTA-funded positions with 9 and 5, respectively, according district knowledge.

The Texas Civil Legal rights Undertaking warned towards the follow in a 2012 report, which said the non-public mum or dad funding contributed to stark disparities in methods and college student outcomes throughout the district.