Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Appointments to Texas Commission on Public School Finance


AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced appointments to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance.

Upon making the appointments Lt. Gov. Patrick said:

“It was my priority to ensure that a School Finance Commission was established and I am proud this was finally accomplished in the recent special session. For the first time in nearly four decades, legislators will be convened to exclusively examine the state’s school finance system and recommend the best path forward for our state. Senate Education Chairman Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, has been a leading advocate for the commission. I am confident that he and my other appointees, Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, and Dr. Doug Killian, Superintendent of Pflugerville ISD, all provide the knowledge, experience and commitment to ensure that the commission’s work is successful.”

Dr. Killian will serve as a public member of the commission. He has served as Superintendent of Pflugerville since July of this year. He previously served as superintendent of Poteet, Huffman  and Hutto Independent School Districts.

The Texas Commission on Public School Finance is charged with developing and making recommendations to improve the current public school finance system.