Calhoun County ISD et al v Michael Williams Commissioner of Education et al 250th District Court Travis County Texas 2014

Represented 88 school districts in a successful challenge to the constitutionality of the Texas school finance system. Following a 16-week, two-phase trial, our clients prevailed on their claims that (1) they lacked sufficient resources to provide all of their students with a meaningful opportunity to achieve a constitutionally adequate education; and (2) the system had evolved into an unconstitutional state property tax because state laws and mandates strip districts of any meaningful discretion over the setting of their property tax rates.