TASB Statement of Beliefs

Adopted by the TASB Delegate Assembly, September 25, 2021

  • We believe that every child has an absolute right to an excellent education that is tailored to a student’s specific needs.  
  • We believe that public schools are essential to providing an excellent education for every child and to the success of our society. 
  • We believe public schools must have adequate and equitable funding.
  • We believe all schools should be safe and secure learning environments. 
  • We believe continual improvement of student academic achievement, educating the whole child, and removing barriers to success must be top priorities in Texas. 
  • We believe local control by school boards is the best way to govern public schools. 
  • We believe a board that practices good governance will ensure efficient, effective school district operations and strong student academic performance.
  • We believe a strong partnership with all stakeholders (parents, community, educators, and students) creates optimal opportunities for each child. 
  • We believe in and are committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion; promoting dignity and mutual respect; striving to eradicate systemic racism; and providing opportunity for all.