Invest in Texas Community Colleges
The Alamo Colleges District seeks an 8%, or $144 million overall increase in state formula funding for the 2020-2021 biennium. We seek to Increase Success Points from the current $173 to $215 per point in the formula.
The Alamo Colleges District opposes any limit to the ability to use property taxes or to cap taxes.
Broadening Access & Sustaining Quality
Alamo Colleges recommends a weighted state funding stream for low-income students.
This gives community colleges more flexibility in charging some tuition, while still serving the population that most needs early access to free or affordable college.
Our Critical Role
The Alamo Colleges District recommends increased state investments in community college funding to help broaden the reach of career and technical education and workforce continuing education programs.
Sustained State funding for Skills Development Fund & The Jobs and Education for Texans Grant.
Making Every Course Count
By law, Texas public universities must accept core courses designated by community colleges. This is not happening. Alamo Colleges District respectfully requests clearly articulated and enforced action on the law’s intent related to transfer toward degree programs.
The Alamo Colleges District also requests updates to the language related to transferability for clarity.