King Announces Allocation of Education Dollars

May 10, 2011

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State Representative Phil King (R- Weatherford) announced today the allocation of federal education dollars that have recently been made available to Texas. School districts across Parker and Wise counties will receive a total of $8,058,906.

“This money will help save the jobs of teachers and classroom staff during these hard economic times,” King stated, “It is crucial that during this difficult time, we focus on keeping money in the classroom to support the teachers who work so hard for our children and the future of Texas.”

The project period for the federal grant is August 10, 2010 – September 30, 2012. No funds may be expended for central office employees, administrative expenses, or construction. This money had been the subject of much controversy over the past year when Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) did his best to prevent the money from being sent back to Texas. King and several other conservatives called on Congress to release the money back to the Texas taxpayers.

The following is a list of the school districts in Texas House District 61 that will receive education job funds, followed by the amount they will receive:

Aledo ISD – $699,091
Alvord ISD – $145,692
Azle ISD – $909,724
Boyd ISD – $209,969
Bridgeport ISD – $400,512
Brock ISD – $159,050
Chico ISD – $118,076
Decatur ISD – $505,518
Garner ISD – $41,924
Millsap ISD – $154,205
Northwest ISD – $2,303,442
Paradise ISD – $200,625
Peaster ISD – $190,795
Perrin-Whitt CISD – $78,669
Poolville ISD – $104,079
Slidell ISD – $55,154
Springtown ISD – $578,029
Weatherford ISD – $1,204,352