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School leaders participate in Legislative Conference

TASB partnered with the Texas Association of School Administrators once again to hold a joint Legislative Conference and advocacy day in Austin. More than 450 attendees learned about education issues currently being considered in the Texas Legislature from Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Senate President Pro Tempore Kirk Watson, Senate Education Committee Chair Larry Taylor, House Public Education Committee Chair Dan Huberty, Senate Education Committee Member Sen. Royce West, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath, and others. View photos from the event.

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Trustees adopt TASB's
legislative agenda

School board members from around the state, serving as their districts’ official delegates to the TASB Delegate Assembly, adopted the TASB 2018-2020 Advocacy Agenda on Saturday, September 29 during the TASA/TASB Convention in Austin. The Agenda will guide TASB’s advocacy efforts during the 86th Legislature and will ensure that school district voices are represented at the Capitol and elsewhere. Learn more.

Cost driver report

TASB and TASA have updated the 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.

Tracking the Education Dollar
This updated report shows where tax dollars are spent in Texas public schools.

TASB Advocacy Agenda

The TASB Advocacy Agenda is TASB's plan of action during the legislative biennium, consisting of three parts:

The Agenda is developed through a grassroots process by local school board members and approved by Delegates at the annual TASB Delegate Assembly.

Legislative Report 

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Issue Briefs

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.

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