Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Make Education a Priority

Texas Association of School Boards  - TASB Winter Meeting - January 15, 2011

The meeting of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and the Legislative Advisory Council (LAC) last week-end covered a full agenda and welcomed three new TASB members. The seven standing committees tackled issues ranging from planning and development to by-laws and resolutions.

There was one very clear concern -- decisions that the imminent Texas legislative session will make about funding for public education.
TASB Directors are asking school districts across the state to pass the “Make Education a Priority” resolution during January.

On January‭ ‬31st,‭ ‬during the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Mid-Winter conference in Austin,‭ ‬superintendents and board members will gather for a press conference to publicize the urgency of our united message.

Help protect funding for our public schools.‭ ‬School boards are requested to adopt the‭ “‬Make Education a Priority‭” ‬resolution by the end of this month in order to urge your legislators to do the same during the‭ ‬82nd legislative session.

As of today,‭ ‬473 ‬school districts have adopted the "Make Education a Priority" resolution.‭

The resolution and the list of districts that have already passed the resolution are available at the ‭“‬Make Education a Priority‭” ‬website‭ ‬:‭

Click Here for "Make Education A Priority" Website

"Together - "we" can build this needed sense of priority.  Respectfully, we can practice democracy by coming together to create one unified voice - one message ... "Make Education a Priority"