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Help Develop TASB's Legislative Priorities

TASB Governmental Relations staff will once again venture out across the state to facilitate grassroots meetings during which all local trustees are invited to help develop the legislative agenda for the 2016-18 biennium. The revamped meetings will be shorter, include ample time for discussion of pressing education issues, and feature remarks from legislators. Your input is vital to this process, as the regional priorities gleaned from these meetings will form the basis of the statewide agenda that directs TASB's advocacy before the legislature and state agencies. Register for your local meeting today!

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Legislative Summary Now Available

The 2015 Legislative Summary for TASB Members, which includes legislation affecting Texas public schools enacted by the 84th Texas Legislature, is now available for free download. This 48-page, full-color booklet offers easy-to-read summaries of key bills of interest to school officials organized by topic. Read more and download the booklet.

Updated Cost Driver Report

TASB and TASA have unveiled the updated Report on School District Mandates: Cost Drivers in Public Education. This document identifies Texas statutes that cost districts money and are not specifically supported by the state.

Updated Transparency Report

Texas public schools are on the leading edge of the movement to make government more transparent. Public Schools and Transparency (pdf) includes detailed analysis on the statutory requirements outlining the many ways that our schools must share information with the public.

Tracking the Education Dollar

This updated report (pdf) shows where tax dollars are spent in Texas public schools.


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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.