Texas Attorney General Opinions


  • Whether school district resources may be used to process payroll deductions to fund political donations: Because the Legislature has not expressly or impliedly authorized school districts to process payroll deductions for contributions to political committees such as TSTA-PAC and NEA-Fund, Texas law prohibits school districts from processing such contributions. [Tex. Atty. Gen. Op. GA-0774]     
  • Effect of recent amendment to section 21.402 of the Education Code on salaries paid to school district employees: A school district that adopted a local salary schedule in 2008-2009 must compensate an educator subject to Education Code section 21.402(a) in the 2010-2011 school year in the amount provided by subsection (c-1) and the amount he or she would receive under the district's 2008-2009 local salary schedule if it were in effect for the 2010-2011 school year, including any local supplement and any money representing a career ladder supplement for that school year. The educator will receive that amount even if the 2008-2009 local salary schedule did not provide him or her a salary increase in the 2009-2010 school years.  A school district that adopted a local salary schedule in 2008-2009 would be required to pay an educator with seven years' experience hired for the first time during the 2010-2011 school year the amount provided by the district's 2008-2009 salary schedule as if it applied in 2010-2011. [Tex. Atty. Gen. OP. GA-785