Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott says a plan to spend billions in federal stimulus money will be ready by next week.
Scott today said about two-thirds of the $3.9 billion in education stimulus money for Texas should arrive by late March. The rest is expected in the fall.
Gov. Rick Perry will determine how to spend about $700 million.
Legislators and the education commissioner will weigh in on how to spend about $3.2 billion.
Scott told a Texas House committee that he wants to coordinate with legislative budget writers.
A federal outline on principles for spending the money includes considering:
-- college and career readiness
-- sound assessment and data systems
-- teacher effectiveness and equity in teacher distribution
-- and help for struggling schools.