Texas 2023 Legislature: Schools call for public education funding changes

Financial strains

Signs advertise an informational meeting about the potential closure of Parmer Lane Elementary School to parents during student-pickup in Pflugerville on Jan. 9, 2023.

Esmeralda Alvarado shows drawings her daughter made of birds playing basketball, made when she was seven, in her home's garage on Pflugerville on Jan. 9, 2023. Alvarado and her family have lived in the same house for 18 years, and part of the reason she chose the home was the proximity to the school. Since she had no plans to move, she kept the drawings up to preserve the memories of her young children.

A new fight for a new formula

Esmeralda Alvarado walks home with her son, Emilio, from Parmer Lane Elementary School in Pflugerville on Jan. 9, 2023.