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Help shape TASB's Advocacy Agenda!

TASB is calling upon districts to submit resolutions for inclusion in the 2014-16 Advocacy Agenda. Submitted directly by school boards and approved by the Delegate Assembly, resolutions provide districts with an opportunity to develop a legislative agenda that reflects the needs of students and schools across the state. Submit your resolutions using this standard form (doc) by July 1. Learn more.

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83rd Session Legislative Summary 

TASB's Legislative Summary for the 83rd Session is now available. Review the significant education bills of the session and learn how they will impact school districts.

Updated Mandates Document

The 2013 version of the Report on School District Mandates: Cost Drivers in Public Education (pdf) includes detailed analysis on statutory requirements placed upon school districts and summaries of cost factors for districts

Guide to Public Education

TASB GR has released A Guide to Texas Public Education to help inform trustees, legislators and others about important issues and statistics regarding public education in Texas. Download the Guide. (pdf)

District Data Template Available

TASB Governmental Relations has produced this district summary template (doc) to help schools answer some of the most frequently asked questions about school district characteristics.


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Presentation Templates

TASB GR has developed 10-slide presentations that school board members may use to communicate district information and issues to legislators and their communities.

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Advocacy Agenda
View the current TASB Advocacy Agenda Priorities and Resolutions.