11/19/2010 5:33 PM
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst issued the following statement today about the elected State Board of Education and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson reaching an agreement to provide an extra $300 million to balance the state budget:
"I want to thank Commissioner Jerry Patterson and the State Board of Education for working with us to develop a solution that will help the Legislature fund our education priorities next session. Every dime of this additional $300 million distribution, equivalent to 3,000 teacher salaries over two years, will go directly to our public schools, students and teachers."