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TASB Advocacy Training

Learn how to amplify support of public education with training designed to help school board members understand and participate in the legislative process.

Advocacy on behalf of Texas public school children is a key responsibility of being a school board trustee as outlined by the State Board of Education in its Framework for School Board Development.  

To help trustees successfully fulfill their obligations as public-school advocates, TASB offers a variety of learning opportunities, both online and in-person, to build skills and confidence.  

Getting started is as easy as logging into the TASB Online Learning Center, where members have access to two foundational classes, Advocacy 101 and Advocacy 201, which include all the information needed to promote public education and be a successful advocate, including:  

  • Tracking legislation 
  • Best practices for testifying at a committee hearing 
  • How to influence the legislative process for the benefit of their school district community  

For members who prefer to learn in-person, TASB’s Governmental Relations team offers training opportunities throughout the year, often at education service centers (ESCs) or other local facilities. These programs allow for real-time legislative updates where you can ask questions and discuss issues. 

Every trustee has an important role in strengthening public education for all students. Here at TASB, we’re committed to making sure our members have all the resources they need to make their voices heard. 


Membership Information

TASB Active Membership

Active Members consist of the boards of Texas public school districts and education service centers. They have voting privileges in the Association and may participate in all of TASB's services.