Scott Joins TASB Board

For release: July 31, 2017
Contact: Barbara Williams, 512.340.2933
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(Austin)―The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has elected George Scott of Katy ISD to fill the large district interim position on the TASB Board of Directors, representing Region 4E. His nomination also serves to elect him to a two-year term on the TASB Board that will begin at the close of the Texas Association of School Administrators/TASB Convention in Dallas this fall.
 
A Katy ISD board member since May 2016, Scott has 40-plus years’ of service in public policy research, with a particular focus on public education issues. During his career, he has worked in journalism, political media relations, and led a major nonprofit public policy research organization. In addition to public education, Scott performed or directed analysis of local governmental activities in municipal, county, community college, transportation, and local healthcare entities.
 
Scott served as publisher of The Katy Times newspaper from 1983 to 1986 before becoming senior researcher and then president of the Tax Research Association of Houston and Harris County. Scott also served one year on the local political staff of then Congressman Tom DeLay and served on the Executive Committee of the Harris County Appraisal District.
 
During his tenure in local media, Scott worked directly with hundreds of civic and service organizations and individuals to help publicize their positive work for the community, and volunteered in various activities including the Katy Chamber of Commerce, youth sports leagues for both boys and girls, and other activities related to his children's activities.
 
TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve approximately 5.3 million public school students.