Friday, May 24, 2013

School Board Advocacy Network urges passage of Texas House Bill 5 without additional admendments

"House and Senate conferees are currently considering House Bill 5, which would reduce the number of end-of-course exams taken by high school students and provide multiple pathways to graduation.

"There is a possibility that HB 5 will be amended to include statewide school district legislation that failed in the House and was removed from another bill earlier this week.
Please contact the members of the HB 5 conference committee NOW and ask that the bill be kept "clean" of any additional legislation, especially Achievement School District legislation that would permit takeover of neighborhood schools by a statewide school district.
Urge conferees to:
  • NOT amend HB 5 with other bills that have failed to pass.
  • Keep the number of end-of-course exams at five tests.
Conference Committee Members (click on a name to send an e-mail)

Chairman Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen), 512-463-0684
Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Houston), 512-463-0520
Rep. Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont), 512-463-0662
Rep. Larry Gonzales (R-Round Rock), 512-463-0670
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin), 512-463-0674

Chairman Dan Patrick (R-Houston), 512-463-0107
Sen. Robert Duncan (R-Lubbock), 512-463-0128
Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo), 512-463-0131
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio), 512-463-0126
Sen. Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands), 512-463-0104"