Businesses Supporting Texas Public Schools

In just three years, the Gonzales ISD Education Foundation has contributed $58,894 in teacher grants to support innovative, engaged classroom learning.

The support of local businesses and other community organizations is vitally important to public schools in Texas. These collaborative efforts yield creative, exciting opportunities for students as they advance their learning. Whatever the relationship is, businesses and other organizations that step up to help are invaluable. Their assistance and their allegiance to the public education efforts in the community speak volumes to the community, the teachers, and the students.

In fall 2014, TASB launched a business engagement initiative to:

  • Honor the businesses and community groups that support public schools
  • Share information about outstanding school-business collaborations
  • Encourage more businesses to become actively involved in helping students, teachers, and schools

Business Recognition Program

Businesses Standing Up for Public Schools is an annual recognition program, free to active TASB members, established to:

  • Celebrate the important support provided in local communities
  • Express appreciation to those who stand up for schools
  • Encourage more businesses to participate in this sort of community service

The submission form for the 2019-20 school year is open.

Business/Education Forum

In April 2015, TASB hosted the first Business/Education Forum that offered business and community representatives and education leaders an opportunity to discuss how to effectively work together for the success of the students in their communities. Find out how you can join in on the conversation by attending an upcoming Forum to be held at different locations across the state.